Do you remember last week when I told you about the $129 bar cart from Target that I was going nuts over and ordered? Well it came today, and it is every bit as great as the unanimously favorable reviews said (it is sturdy, gorgeous, comes assembled, etc). And the price sure was right! My sister bought it that day and loves it, too.
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It is very pretty in its original form, but it didn't really fit with my dining room, so I bought it knowing I would tweak it.
The first thing I did was two coats of my favorite silver spray paint:
In the garage. In what could technically be called the middle of the night.
I considered leaving it all silver, but had initially thought black shelves would be nice, so I gave them a try. Also in the middle of last night:
I'm glad I tried the black - I like it. The acrylic paint I used (from Michaels, about $2) is wet here, so the shine is exaggerated in this photo, as are the brush strokes, which disappeared when it dried.
Last step, a coat of clear gloss spray and then styling:
I'm very excited to finally have a Mad Men type bar cart!
Linking to: French Country Cottage, It's Overflowing, The Grant Life, Centsational Girl, Katherine's Corner, A Delightsome Life, Rose Chintz Cottage, No Minimalist Here, Mrs. Olson, Embracing Change, The Style Sisters, Imparting Grace, A Glimpse Inside, and Rooted in Thyme
If you are looking for furniture, TODAY is the day to visit the flash sales - they are truly amazing today:
You won't regret it :)