70’s Bar Cart Revamp

One of my thrifty weekend finds, was this awesome 70’s (I’m guessing) bar cart

Coco checking out the bar cart before it comes into his home…
this project actually got started on the same day i got it weeeeepa lol

I got it at a garage sale for $5 bux awesome ch-aching!!

I am revamping this with only stuff I have on hand ……..
so can you guess what I’ll use???
some Rub n Buff (I’m really really hooked on this stuff) & some other stuff too lol see below

shared on Instagram 6/12/12

On the same day I got this little cart home, I banged out the spray paint (which I had from a project in my previous apt) it pays to hang onto somethings hee hee hee
As you can see the handle bars were already silver but a fresh coat of paint {yes even spray paint} just makes every thing all shiny, pretty & like brand new….
and as all the accents were wood and if you follow me you might see that what I do with wood is Rub n Buff it lol
so of coarse I choose to use it for this project
Then I went into my contact paper stash {I buy any pretty blk/white paper I find for 2 bucks & under}so I’ve got a pretty nice collection see……

Measure & cut to fit and if your me take 2 hrs to put it on by, doing only a corner at a time and then lifting over and over until you think you have no air bubbles
A peak @ my Rub n Buff stash yes people I bought it in bulk
I like it that much lol

And yes I do see that air bubble, so I looked around my house and found these mirrors from my old china closet (in my last apt) that I wasn’t yet using & Vaw La…….
So here is my bar cart as it now sits just waiting on my

“Stock My Bar”

party coming up this weekend I figured as my Bar is in the sun room I’ll move the cart to Living room  as extra drinking station lol
Hopefully they’ll be no lines lol oh I crack myself up today

My Dominican roots are showing ^^
{Brugal my daddy’s favorite Dominican Rum}I guess this apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree…

bna barcart

ps – see my Links party page for where I party & share my projects
update 7/25/12 entered in 

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17 Responses

  1. Amaco says:

    Thanks for using AMACO’s Rub ‘n Buff. Your cart looks great! If you ever want to purchase any of our other 15 colors you can find them on our website at AMACO.com

  2. Raquel says:

    Oh I love the bar cart! I am also a huge lover of contact paper two and will be writing a post this week about it! It looks great! Going to follow you on instagram. Are you on Pinterest?

  3. Cherished Handmade Treasures says:

    Terrific before and after! I would love for you to come and share on the Creative Corner Hop. Our linky will be open all week.

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  4. Jonell says:

    Girl, you turned a “tacky throwaway” into a first class versatile piece- Way to go! I too love to “make use of what I have” esp mirrors
    Like Gramma’s House blog

  5. Foster says:

    What a wonderful revamp. It looks beautiful!

  6. Christina at I Gotta Create! says:

    Love that you “recycled” and made it so pretty in the process!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  7. Francine says:

    Doesn’t look like the same piece .. nice work!

  8. Cap Creations says:

    You did a fantastic job on the cart! I came out great. I love when people can look beyond the as is and see the potential in something. You did great! Thanks for sharing at Cap Creations.

  9. Good Time Charlie says:

    Wow! What a great job you did on this piece, I am so impressed! It looks like something out of a catalog. Great work!

  10. Diann says:

    What a great transformation! It looks brand new. I love it. Thanks for sharing at TTF and have a fantastic day!

  11. CeCe says:

    Fabulous Job…. I need to use Rub and Buff again!

  12. Karen at Bargain-ista.com says:

    This is so glamorous! I can not believe the before! It is super-chic now!

  13. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon says:

    Fabulous redo!! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! 😉

  14. Claiming Our Space says:

    The after is gorgeous! I still need to find something to use my rub n buff on since my frame turned out to be such a bust. Thanks for sharing at Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  15. Your bar cart looks fabulous! I’m also a rub ‘n buff fan! Thanks for sharing with this week’s Throwback Thursday party.