I have always been in love with the fun DIY bar carts that are ever-present on just about every social media platform. I’ve wanted one of my own for a long time, but I’m not willing to pay $70+ for something I’m sure I could make myself. Last spring I was thrilled when I finally came across one at my local Goodwill for seven dollars.


Bar Cart Before


The best part about this bar cart is that it required little to no work to fix it up. I simply washed it and painted it a warmer shade of gold. The glass bottoms of each tray popped out, which made painting the cart itself very easy.

My favorite part of this project was staging it all. I got almost all the items from the Goodwill. On the bar cart I included the following:


Bar Cart Top Shelf


  • 4 pairs of different types of glasses.
  • 1 Milk Glass vase for flowers.
  • 1 small crystal bowl for lemons & limes.
  • 1 corkscrew
  • 1 jigger
  • 1 martini shaker- I used my Cricut Explore to make a monogram cut out for this.
  • 1 plain glass for paper straws
  • 1 pack of napkins
  • 1 tray (read my Bar Tray DIY post to learn how to make your own.)
  • fill in the empty spaces with your favorite wines and spirits.


Bar Cart Bottom Shelf


This is by far one of my favorite projects I have ever done. At the time I didn’t have a place for it so I gave it to my friend Lainie as a house warming gift. She has never been a big fan of loud colors so I made sure to use only black, white and gold within the cart. I am always excited when I go to visit and I get to see this little project sitting in her beautiful home. Ever since I gave it away I have been scouring The Goodwill and other thrift stores for another opportunity to make one for myself. Stay tuned to see if I ever manage to find my own.


Finished Bar Cart