Vintage Copper Bar Cart

Hi friends!!   How’s it going?

I’m great, the weather here is FANTASTIC; warm and sunny during the day and cool in the evenings.

It kind feels like Fall.  But you didn’t hear me say that.

Let’s talk bar carts, shall we?  I heart bar carts.

But I don’t actually have a bar cart.  And I don’t want to buy one.  So…

I do have this.  It’s not actually a cart, but it was free.  These shelves were once used in the hospital I work in, and when the decor changed, I snagged them.


vintage copper bar cart before


I decided to turn these shelves in to bar storage for our dining room.  You know, cuz there are no wheels.

I loved the copper of the shelves, but not so much the black frame.  And since I already have this crazy tarnished copper look chandelier…

chandelier for opt in


I decided to replicate that look.

First I researched a little to find some images of tarnished copper.  (didn’t think of that with the chandy.)






I used Vintage Copper spray paint for the frame, then used some more Riviera from Maison Blanche and wiped it on the shelves for a tarnished look.


Vintage Copper Bar Cart 1

I love the new color.  Even if it doesn’t totally look like the real tarnished copper.  ;)

Vintage Copper Bar Cart


Styling has proven to be a challenge.  We’ll keep our wine glasses and beer steins here, as well as some cute chalkboard labels for drinks and snacks.

Vintage Copper Bar Cart 3


It will be fun to set up a self serve bar for parties.  And I need a place to keep my trash to treasure cake plates.


Vintage Copper Bar Cart 2


Hmm…I’ll keep working on it.


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6 thoughts on “Vintage Copper Bar Cart

  1. That shelving unit is perfect for a mini bar. If you ever decide to do another faux oxidized copper project in the future, you should check out Modern Masters Metal Effects Kit – the stuff is amazing and it oxidizes on its own before your very eyes! Their website has a list of retailers.

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