Apartment Update – A New, Affordable Bar Cart!

How to put together a bar cart

My roommate Tori and I decided to stay put in our apartment another year, but the caveat was that we needed to spruce it up a bit. It was getting a little… stale. Plus, we get bored easily.

How to put together a bar cart

If you follow along on Instagram stories, you’ll know that we got rid of our dining room table and converted the dining room in a home office! More to come on that later, but the whole space is a lot more open now, and the statement piece of the office/living room now is definitely our new bar cart.

The very affordable bar cart itself took about 15 minutes to put together–so easy. And you won’t believe where it’s from!

Affordable gold bar cart

I’ve collected a few trinkets over the years that are perfect for the bar cart. I picked up this postcard in San Francisco last year and framed it–it was sitting in my drawer for over a year until now, when I found the perfect spot for it!

An affordable bar cart for those who want to keep it classy but also don't want to spend a lot of money.

You might remember this bottle opener from my rooftop dinner this summer–it’s such a cute bar cart accessory.

How to put together an affordable bar cart

These straws are so fun, even if you don’t actually use them. 😅

How to put together an affordable bar cart

I admittedly broke one of these adorable tumblers (oops), and I can’t find them online anymore, but here are some similar options! I love how these paper coasters match them (and make up for the broken-glass space). Also, Moscow mule mugs are definitely expensive but also definitely a necessity for any bar cart situation.

How to put together an affordable bar cart

Before you think that we have drinking problems with how much booze is down there, I have to tell you that all of these bottles have been collected over the past 3 years of us living together. People always leave their alcohol here for us to not drink. Okay, glad that’s settled.

A very affordable bar cart option

This electric bottle opener is such a frilly thing to have (I mean, the entire bar cart is in general, let’s be honest), but it’s a huge help when I have multiple bottles of wine to open at once. I really recommend it! We keep it plugged in in the back of the bar cart so it’s always at the ready.

Last but certainly not least: the chambong (back of the bottom in the blue and white box). I won this at my company’s white elephant exchange last year, and it is SUCH A HIT when we have parties. It’s definitely a novelty item but again, so is the bar cart.

A very affordable bar cart option

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Are we missing anything from the bar cart? What would you put on it?

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