Friday, July 6, 2012

DIY beverage cart

Last post, I gave you a sneak peek at a project I had been working on and here is the big reveal.
For years I have been obsessed with transforming an old AV cart into a funky, rolling bar cart. These are some of the pictures I have had tucked away for inspiration.

Clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

On a recent garage-saleing excursion, my dreams got a little closer to reality. I picked up this baby for a mere $10 and the ideas started flowing.

Since finishing our deck, I knew it would be the perfect place for this metal beauty. A couple cans of Rustoleum Painter's Touch spray paint in Glossy Apple Red later and VOILA!

It took many, many coats to cover this baby. I started with Valspar Outdoor Spray Paint. It was awful, Both cans were hard to spray and the nozzle would spit out paint, leaving little paint dots all over. So I switched to Rustoleum and it was so much better. Smoother spray, even coating and no splatter.

It has been surface-of-the-sun-hot here for the last two weeks, so unfortunately I wasn't able to use it when I had my girlfriends in town. Hopefully we can have the neighbors over soon and make full use of it as a bar. Lemonade is sweet, but a vodka lemonade on a hot summer evening is sweeter.  

Red was the hubby's idea and I have to say it adds just the right amount of pop to our neutral deck.
I love it! 

Have you used a pop of color on your patio? Tell me about it! 

1 comment:

MAC said...

love love the red cart and other red accessories on the patio! it looks awesome. I could sit out there all day and drink your homemade sangria! (especially when it's not 100 degrees(