Hi friends! How was your weekend? Relaxing and enjoyable I hope 🙂 The hubs was out of town so I had plenty of “me” time to work on projects and go to the beach. Oh, and start Orange is the New Black. I’m already obsessed. Any fans out there?
As I mentioned on Friday, those cute little drink tags I made were for my latest project: a bar cart! This guy has been a long time in the making and I’m so excited it’s finally done!
If you remember back to one of my thrift haul’s in the winter, that’s when I picked this piece up. I got it for $5 at Sal Val and as awkward as it was, I knew I wanted it.
Like usual, it sat on the porch for a while before I decided what I wanted to do with it. With so many fun bar cart ideas floating around Pinterest lately, I just couldn’t resist.
I had this idea of lining it with gold tile floating around in my head, but wasn’t really sure where to begin. After doing lots of googling, I realized real tile was way too expensive, and I didn’t trust any of the adhesive faux tile coming from overseas. Then I came to my senses and did what I should have done in the first place; asked my father in law. He owns his own tile business and has been doing it for years.
Apparently gold tile is rather hard to come by and extremely expensive. Lucky for me, he had a ton of it lying around from a job that never got completed 🙂 This stuff was roughly $6 a tile. Probably not something I would have invested in so thank you client who changed your mind.
He lives a couple hours away form us, so on a visit in the spring, he took the piece back with him to Ohio and laid the tile and grouted it for me. It turned out even better than I imagined in my head 🙂
I kept things simple and painted it white, knowing that all the fun accessories would add pops of color. As I was removing the hardware to paint the bottom, I encountered some little friends…
I may or may not have let out a little yelp. These little alien looking creatures scared the heck out of me! I ran inside and got the first thing I laid eyes on (windex) and slowly approached the enemy. Even though I’m pretty sure they were already dead, they still gave me the heeby jeebies so I sprayed them and shoved them down the crack in the porch. Byeeeeee.
Once I recovered from that, and moved to another spot on the porch (because those things could obviously crawl back up through the crack and get me) I cut some trim I got at Home Depot with my Miter Saw to cover up the edges of the tile.
Final touch was some wheels and this baby was ready to cruise!
Don’t forget, Friday’s Fab Freebie was those cute little “Cheers Darling” drink tags. Go print them out for your next party!
Do any of you have a bar cart? What fun accessories did you style it with?
Have a great Monday everyone! Cheers 😉