Bar carts are everywhere lately, and, yes, I’ll admit I’ve been won over. They’re chic. But, as a friend of mine asked on Pinterest, why are they so d$%# expensive? (Cart above from Crate and Barrel, $599!) So it’s off to Craig’s List to see if there are deals to be had. I started by searching “bar cart” and came up with some expensive, antique options. Lovely, but not what I’m looking for. Then I searched “rolling cart.” Success. Below are a few of the options I found around Austin. All of them need some DIY love, but if you really want a bar cart, Craig’s List is worth a look.
A metal rolling cart for $40. It could use a coat of spray paint, but otherwise it’s lovely.
This cart is a bit more of a project. It’s dirty and painting over laminate can be tricky. But the lines are good and it’s $20, which means more money for fancy cocktail fixin’s.
This industrial cart is my favorite. It’s already got great color and seems to be in need only of a wipe down. $50.