the perfect "bar table" on a budget


Welcome to my "Bar Table" as I call it! I have dreamed of a bar cart for as long as I could think of. Not because I drink a lot of alcohol but because I really believe it is one of the chic-est decor items for a home! Needless to say Stephen thinks completely opposite of me (what man wouldn't?!) so it has not been  priority in the home. 

We are only renting this home, so doing major decorating to its space it not really necessary as we should really be saving that $$ for when we buy our own home. So in the mean time, I have have made my own version of a bar cart known as the bar table! or telling from this photo more of a wine + water table!! Take a look below for details:


* table was $6 I bought from a thrift store years a go. It has been every color imaginable but now is a light gray, I painted myself! I used my basic's around the house to put on the table. Each item I believe is under $16... not expensive at all. 

I LOVED this little horse design lemon bowl (I actually think its a cereal bowl but non the less it looks great as my lemon/lime bowl! ($12 from Anthropologie!). 

I have been collecting these half liter and liter serving jars (i think thats what they are called) whenever I am in goodwill or some thrift store. I think they cost me $1 or $1.50! 

My biggest splurge which was actually a gift from Stephen for my birthday (see deep down inside he does support my bar table want!) were these beautiful Kate Spade wine glasses. They are over $16.... not each but for the set.  I love them so much!


Finally I have my Target gold geometric vase ($16) that I use for all my fresh flowers. Target paper straws ($1) Sofia calls them her special hot chocolate straws, we now almost have every color in the house!
And the last touch were these B A R letters ($2.99) from Michaels! I was looking and looking everywhere for a BAR sign but refused to pay over $20. I mean you can barely see it, why would I spend a fortune? and in the next house it will probably not be the right size anyways SO i decided to just buy regular wood letters from Michaels and hang them. They were the perfect touch!

There you have it, my simple, inexpensive "bar table" that fits in the perfect little corner of the home. As I go through little by little, I am finally getting the home where I want it to be. And with just my luck we will probably be ready for a new home as soon as it's finished.... but then I get to re-decorate all over again!




4 comments:

courtney conway said...

So cute! I seriously cannot wait to move into my own place and decorate a corner into a little bar. Lovely post :)

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Adriele said...

I LOVE THIS!!! This needs to happen ASAP in my house! I can't believe you found this table for $6!!!! It makes me want to go spray paint something grey, lol. :) Fantastic idea!

-Adriele
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Krysten Quiles said...

Love it! We're lucky to have a home that came with a built in wetbar but when we eventually move I want to do something like this.

Hannah said...

I adore this! I'd love to have something like this in my house - looks so gorgeous and chic!
Hannah Rose