Bar carts are awesome, but often their price tag is not. I’ve spent many hours dreaming up ways to DIY a bar cart. After chatting with some of my sweet friends about their projects, I decided to take inspiration from a bar cart DIY and a bedroom makeover to create this hybrid project.
I usually keep my entertaining DIYs very simple, but this project required a few power tools. Girls, you gotta break out the big guns sometimes! I chose to spray paint all parts of this DIY bar cart because I really wanted something green ( it’s my favorite color ). This project isn’t difficult by any means, but it is a little time consuming. You’ve got to be patient with the spray paint and you’ll need several coats.
Now, the most exciting part of this bar cart, the gorgeous decorative panels I added to the sides. These panels are made of a pvc material so you can easily drill through them, which is the method I used to secure these to my cart. You’ll want to use a spray paint that bonds to plastic. I also chose to use a clear sealant, knowing this cart would gets its fair share of use.
Disclosue: My Overlays provided the Fiona panel overlays for this project. All opinions are my own.
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Bar Cart DIY
Step 1: Using a size appropriate bit, drill corresponding holes on the metal frame and the My Overlays panels. * these panels were designed so that the drawer on the utility cart could still be used. The longer panel was used on the handle side of the frame.
Step 2: Spray paint panels and metal frame.
Step 3: Assemble bar cart according to package instructions and them screw panels onto frame.
Step 4: Use extra spray paint to over screws so that they blend in with panels.