Monday, June 28, 2010

Bar Carts.



Over the past couple of months, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a tea carts / bar carts when I pop in estate sales or browse on craigslist. In the meantime, I had seen these bar cart "round ups" on Elle Decor & Design Sponge and it got me even more excited, however their price tags, did not. Even for a used cart, they ranged anywhere from $75 - $200, and in my opinion, just wasn't worth it, so I semi- gave up. I have been wanting to finish out our dining room furniture in the near future with a new serving buffet (like this one or this one this one), maybe for Christmas, so I thought: heck, I'll just wait and put the cash towards that.

Well, in swoops my awesome mom. She seems to always be keeping an eye out for me... and she called Saturday morning & said she had found a bar cart at an estate sale down the street from her and wondered if I'd be interested. I said, "ehhh, how much?" In the background, the estate lady then responded, $2!! So my mom bought it for me there right on the spot... awesome. All it needed was some new screws with caps & a can of metal spray paint. All in all, I think the cart was $8.00. Pretty sweet deal... may not be the swankiest bar cart you've ever seen, but it gets the job done! Thanks Mamasita! (pics taken on iphone... not the greatest of clarity)
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3 comments:

katie said...

o my gosh great find! it's so cute.

NGJagers said...

beautiful! I'm looking for one too!
i need to go estate sale-ing

Emily Nickson said...

Awesome eye my aunt has and you can always work your magic Mel! I'm always amazed at your creativity. Love you!