Raising the bar

So after months of scouring craigslist, goodwill and target for a bar I finally found one!

Let me give you some back story about this bar. I wanted to have something in the dining area for mixing drinks. I am a huge fan of Mad Men, I even plan on having another Mad Men theme party when the new season starts (whenever that might be) so of course I love the idea of a home bar. Anyways, I looked and looked for an actual bar cart but they were so expensive! I mean $300 for essentially a novelty home item, are you kidding?  That was absolutely not going to happen. So one day I was in Target, wondering around in the bath section and noticed the bathroom carts.


A bell went off! I mean, why didn’t I think of that before? Bathroom storage cart as a bar cart? Brilliant! So I eventually saved my pennies and paid the $50 at target for my slim fit bathroom cart. I would post a link but there isn’t one on the target website that I can find, so I’ll post pictures.

I actually made something out of this!

So this is how it came out of the box and I had to put it together ALL BY MYSELF (OK maybe Jake helped a little bit) and didn’t break anything. I think I did pretty good. I used all the screws so I guess it’s sturdy! So here is the final product. I am still looking for bar stuff like a cocktail shaker and a bucket that fits (mine is a teeny bit too big /FAIL) and maybe some cute glasses.

So I am pretty excited about my little cart! And I’m really ready for Mad Men to start up too so I can put this bad boy to good use.


The final bar cart!


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5 Comments on "Raising the bar"

  1. Terri says:

    Just found your blog, sadly too late to meet with everyone for the thrifting event YESTERDAY. Maybe next time, as I’d love to meet up with other local bloggers. Thanks for the bathroom cart idea, Id NEVER have thought of that, and Ive longed for a bar cart for a while.

    • Courtney says:

      Hi Terri! Sorry you couldn’t make it but hopefully I can get one together in a few months. The bathroom cart works really well as a bar cart and there are a ton of cool bathroom storage options that would probably work great as a bar. I’d suggest checking out Bed Bath and Beyond and Walmart too.

  2. Terri H. says:

    I was at Target today and saw this exact same cart and wondered if I could use it as a bar cart. I, too, have been pricing them, and they are so expensive. This looks just as great as any of the ones I’ve seen. Was it hard to put together?

    • Courtney says:

      The hardest part was putting in the actual shelves because some of the holes didn’t line up like I wanted. I got it together though. It probably only took me about 15 minutes. I say go for it!

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