14 Stylish and Practical DIY Bar Carts

Flowers, decor, and bottles on bar cart
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    Serve Up Cocktails on a Custom Cart

    Flowers and bottles on bar cart
    Shutterfly/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

    Bar carts are not only a useful piece of furniture for storing your cocktail essentials, but they have also become a trendy statement piece in home decor. No matter your decorating style, one of these DIY bar carts is sure to look perfect in your home—not to mention, your next gathering or party.

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    Suitcase Bar Cart

    DIY Suitcase Bar Cart
    The Desi Wonder Woman

    Next time you visit a thrift store or garage sale, pick up an old suitcase and TV tray table. These are the supplies you'll need to create a super quick, temporary bar cart. If you have a small apartment, you can set up your suitcase bar cart for when you need it, and store it in a closet for when you don't. Or you can go the extra step and attach the suitcase directly to the stand to create an attractive piece of furniture to leave in your living room.

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    Record Rack Bar Cart

    DIY Record Rack Bar Cart
    Fish and Bull

    Give a makeover to the old rusted vinyl record rack you have in your basement–with a bit of prep work and some metallic spray paint, you can cover up the rust and create a sophisticated bar cart. 

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    Ombre Bar Cart

    DIY Ombre Bar Cart
    Paper And Stitch

    Do you have an old TV stand lying around the house? If so, you can repurpose it to become a beautiful ombre bar cart by using two colors of paint. As TV stands have plenty of storage, you can use the lower shelf to hold glassware and the top for bottles of alcohol.

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    Bar Cart Makeover

    DIY Bar Cart Makeover
    Lovely Indeed

    Repurpose an old metal rolling plant stand or office cart with a fresh coat of paint like Chelsea did from Lovely Indeed. It's the easiest DIY ever!

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    Gold and Marble Bar Cart

    DIY Gold and Marble Bar Cart
    Twinspiration

    IKEA's Bygel utility cart is a popular choice for bar cart makeovers. The affordable rolling cart with three narrow shelves is perfect for small spaces. With a bit of gold paint and marble contact paper, you can update IKEA's storage shelves into a chic bar cart.

     

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    Industrial Bar Cart

    DIY Industrial Bar Cart
    Fresh Mommy Blog

    This simple designed industrial bar cart is perfect for serving alcohol or coffee. Made out of wood boards and plastic tubing, the smart design provides plenty of storage space.​

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    Cart Makeover

    Convert a vintage typewriter cart into a bar cart. The expandable top shelf is perfect to give you more counter space as needed.

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    Ikea Bar Cart Hack

    It's hard to believe, but this beautiful bar cart is made from an IKEA laptop desk! You can make this bar cart by adding a thick acrylic sheet shelf to the bottom of a Vittsjo desk and painting the frame.

     

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    Wood Bar Cart

    DIY Wood Bar Cart
    Angela Marie Made

    Skip the expensive purchase, and build a wood bar cart yourself like this one from Angela Marie Made. This DIY only costs $50 (vs. the potential $100+ you could spend buying one at the store).

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    Restyled Bar Cart

    DIY ​Restyled Bar Cart
    A Beautiful Mess

    Restyle a vintage liquor cart with a quick paint job for this easy makeover from Elise and Emma over at A Beautiful Mess.

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    Lime Green Bar Cart

    DIY Lime Green Bar Cart
    A Beautiful Mess

    Using only some primer and spray paint on an old cart, you can make this super fun DIY ​lime green bar cart for your home.

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    Drink Cart

    DIY Drink Cart
    Charmed Crown

    Give a bar cart makeover to a traditional IKEA wood kitchen cart using paint and wood wax. With plenty of storage and solid counter space, this makeover is sure to become a frequently used piece of furniture.

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    Chic Bar Cart

    Craft a mixed metal bar cart for your home by hacking IKEA's Mulig shelving unit. Use stainless steel contact paper on the shelves and gold spray paint on the frame to give it a new chic look.

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    Bright and Bold Bar Cart

    DIY Bright and Bold Bar Cart
    Tattooed Martha

    Take a bland tea cart and enhance it with bright and bold colors to create a dramatic and fun bar cart for your home.