You guys, I have a love affair with my bar cart. If you have been following along, you may have picked up on that since I use it in just about every project. I can’t help myself, it’s so versatile and so pretty! Mine is vintage Hollywood Regency, but there are awesome new, reproduction bar carts out there. Since I think everyone should have a bar cart, I thought I’d do a bar cart roundup complete with bar cart styling inspiration! Because I’m partial to brass bar carts, my suggestions include strictly gold bar carts, all less than 300 buckaroos!
11 Gold Bar Carts Under $300!
1. Metal Bar Cart / 2. Velma Mirrored Cart / 3. Silverwood Sinclair Cart / 4. Abbyson Hamilton Kitchen Cart / 5. Lakelyn Serving Cart 6. Gold Mirror Felicity Bar Cart / 7. Round Gold Metal Cart / 8. Argentia Bar Cart / 9. Sauder International Cart / 10. Mirrored Cart / 11. Carrie Bar Cart
A quick historical note about bar carts. They are so popular these days (rightfully so) but the modern day bar cart is actually a reinvented Victorian age tea cart! That’s right, folks. Bar carts have existed for quite some time, but only after prohibition ended did people start using them for alcoholic beverages in place of the traditional tea trolley. I also read that bar carts gained popularity following the Great Depression and World War II when people really wanted to celebrate. Then in the 70s, we started to see built-in wet bars in homes. However, due to its mobility, visual appeal, and popular tv shows (thank you Mad Men), the bar cart was making a comeback!
Bar Cart Styling: Events & Gatherings
Bar Cart Styling: In the Home
My bar cart lives in the dining room and this is how it’s currently styled. (The complete Daly Digs dining room reveal is coming soon!!)Image by Kera Photography
I like to dress up the cart with a tray, a vase of flowers and I am so in love with my vintage and crystal decanters and rocks glasses. Get creative with your bar cart styling, but I do think something living like flowers or fruit is a must, as well as grounding the space with some art.
Here are some other bar cart styling examples I love:
For more bar cart styling I am diggin, check out my bar cart Pinterest board.
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