Bar Cart Accessories

It’s no secret around here, we love a good bar cart (as evidenced by this post, this holiday bar cart, this modern bar cart, oh and this one too!)

We heart them because they’re so much fun to style and they also offer great storage for all of your entertaining essentials. I’ve had mine for a few years now, but I’m constantly changing it up when I buy new accessories. Today, I want to showcase some of our new items and just give you a boat load of bar cart eye candy…because why the heck not? Bar-Cart-Wide-Shot

Here’s our little vintage microwave cart turned bar cart. It’s wobbly and old, but I still love it after all this time. I bought it when I was first getting into the whole “thrifting” thing, and it reminds me of all of the fun Finn & I have had searching for treasures over the years.

I recently purchased this lucite wine rack from Target. Isn’t it great? Fits 4 bottles of wine, but also adds a hint of glam to the bottom rack. Bottom-Shelf-Bar-CartThe pitcher and muddler (looks like a giant weapon, right?) were wedding gifts from our registry and we’ve used them both fairly often since our big day. How-to-style-bar-cart

The long silver tray is from Crate & Barrel (also a registry item!) and it’s great for just about everything when it comes to entertaining. I like to put appetizers on it, serve drinks on it…you name it. Party-Drinks-BookSimple-SyrupBar-Cart-AccessoriesWe still have all of our decanters (most of them antique store finds) and love filling them up with our favorite liquors. They’re pretty, shiny, and oh-so-glitzy. Perfect additions to any bar cart if you ask me.

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I know we’ve talked about it before, but here are our tips when it comes to creating your own bar cart for your kitchen, dining room, family room, basement…okay clearly you can put a cart anywhere. Which leads me to #1….

    1. Create a “Cart” Anywhere: Have no room for a cart or can’t find one that you adore? You can create an entertaining area anywhere! On top of a credenza, on 2 shelves of a bookcase. Be creative.
    2. Less is More: We’ve all seen them. Carts that are brimming with sticky, half-empty bottles of who knows what. Showcase your favorites and you’ll have more room for decorative accessories.
    3. Include the Essentials: We’re talking napkins, straws, bottle openers, mixers, extra bottles of wine. Really anything that might come in handy during party time.
    4. But Add Extras Too: While it’s great to make space for the essentials, be sure to leave room for fun decor items. Perhaps an old book of cocktails, a collection of champagne corks from your favorite celebrations, items that show off your party personality.
    5. Decanters Make Anything Classy: Don’t have the cash to buy all top-shelf alcohol? That’s okay. Pour your moderately priced booze into decanters and your guests will instantly be impressed.

Crystal-Decanters-Bar-CartCheers to our favorite household item to style. Now only T-minus 11 hours until it’s an acceptable time to pour yourself a cocktail. But hey it’s 5 o’clock somewhere right?casey_sig

P.S. A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my mom, the lovely Janimal. Love you to pieces. 

 

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  • What a great bar cart! I especially enjoy the mini wine rack.

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

    • Thanks Sarah! The wine rack is a fav of mine too!

  • So cute! I’m in love with that lucite wine rack!!

    • Me too! I scooped it up at Target immediately!

  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    We have a dry bar at home, but I’d rather have a bar cart. We wanna rip out dry bar out when we do a kitchen reno one of these days anyway. I can still use some of these ideas for it!

  • beezus

    I would put a bar cart in every room if I could. But then people might talk….

    • Hahaha…we feel ya! Gotta be able to mix up a cocktail on a whim in any room. Cheers!