Bar Ideas

Friends! We here at Big Brown, aka just Ray and I, are on the hunt for a dry bar/bar cart situation. Actually, we’ve been on this hunt for a while. Currently our bar items live in our kitchen on our old table along with a juicer (also no permanent home) and old magnets. We need something better!
A few years ago while yard sale-ing, we found a rusty, grimy, cart that we took apart, sanded. painted, sealed, and put back together. It now sits in our dinning room and we use it as our coffee cart. It’s perfect in it’s size, simplicity, and function.
As much as I love our coffee cart,  I want to go with something different if we go with a cart-style for our bar. Maybe something with wood like this:1

Mid Century Bar Cart from West Elm
I love the mix of brass and wood and the clean simple lines.
I also love the idea of going with a consul or credenza and repurposing it into a bar:2
Modern Media Consul from West Elm. A Little price-y, but it has a beautiful design.
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Similar to the Modern Media Consul, is this “Ikea Hack” bar cart DIY from Brittany Makes blog. It’s a similar style and I love the price point!
What’s your favorite of the one I posted? Have you seen any great bar situations around? Send them my way!

2 thoughts on “Bar Ideas

  1. Kristi

    The first cart has more of a traditional “bar cart” feel. However, I don’t know about you but I know that I always need extra “hidden storage” so using a cabinet/credenza gives you space to hide things. My opinion will always be to go with the Ikea version to save money, and if you need to justify it further use the extra to buy cute new tumblers or a tray!

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    1. allison Post author

      I agree! I like the “cart” style because it’s more easily movable… but,like you, I’m always more into a cabinet situation. Let’s be real, I’m not the most organized person and I will probably need to hide my bar clutter in a cabinet.

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