I Bought a Bar Cart {$100 Christmas Giveaway}

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Yesterday I was planning my annual family Christmas party and was deciding on a drink station + decided my kitchen could use a bar cart. There's a little wall with just a couple of pictures on it but always looked kind of blank. I was perusing Pinterest (as always) and was pretty set on making a coffee station but decided with a bar cart I could change it after the party to the coffee station. Win, win! 

I discovered a couple things while searching for the bar cart:

1) Bar carts are ridiculous expensive so I'd have to settle for a not so cute one and just make it cute
2) My husband could care less about it. He didn't want me to get one until I explained it wasn't just for wine and champagne
3) It takes me a lot time to style one and I continuously had to reference my favorite ones
4) This involved multiple trips to multiple stores 

Needless to say I recruited the baby sitting brigade (some family members) to watch the two kiddos while Bryson was at work and set off to find all the cutesy things I would need to make my super drab cart into a fab cart! 

Living in a small town there aren't a whole lot of options for buying things so after stops at Target, Dillards, TJMAXX, Hobby Lobby + local thrift stores I have everything I need for the perfect cart! 

Now I just have to wait for my pictures to hang up above it :) 

Here's some of the inspiration I was using 










Just in time for Christmas - the $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!


35 comments:

Amy said...

I love the idea of drink stations! I actually picked up what I hope to eventually be a drink station/bar cart off the side of the road. :) I just have to fix her up & make her pretty. Hope to work on that after the holidays!

Lindley said...

I wish I had a place for a bar cart in my kitchen! Maybe a temporary one?! can't wait to see the finished product!

kaylee@life chasers said...

I, too am dreaming of a bar cart...with neat decanters for our favorite whiskey.

And thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment today! I just browsed your space and think we should definitely be friends :)

My Life as Whitney said...

Aspen this is so cute! I love it! I love the pink champagne print too!

Brooke @ Pieces of the Reese Life said...

Why are bar carts the absolutely cutest little things?! Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

Xo, Brooke

Linzi Scarsella said...

Love bar carts! I'm always shocked on how pricey they are too! Thank you for the giveaway!

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

I love the bar cart idea but I fear ours would always be empty! Looking forward to seeing how you design it!

Morgan Lindsey said...
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Morgan Lindsey said...

If I won the $100 giveaway I would totally spend it on Pinterest projects I am dying to do! Hobby Lobby here I come!

Becky M said...

This turned out so cute! Awesome job! I am jealous!

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Lovely inspirations! Would be great to see how you "styled" yours. x

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

Love this girlie....my $100 might have to go to a bar cart. (Seriously.) CHEERS! xx

birdie to be said...

Loving all this pretty inspiration!

Lynda Del Castillo said...

Love the bar cart! Now, I am dreaming of putting one in our dining room. It's perfect for entertaining for the holidays. :)

Aspen Ballard said...

That's so exciting! Let me know when you have it done and I'll come take a look :)

Aspen Ballard said...

Mine's really small. I finished it and will post pictures today! It's in a really tiny spot and really enhances the whole kitchen

Aspen Ballard said...

Yay! I love blogger friends! I absolutely loved your blog, so cute

Aspen Ballard said...

Isn't it great!? I printed them both out and hung them above it

Aspen Ballard said...

Posting pictures today :)

Aspen Ballard said...

This one wasn't to horrible, but it definitely wasn't cheap! No way I was spending over $200 on one

Aspen Ballard said...

I was worried about that too but we bought a lot because it was 20% off for every 6 + an already discounted price. We saved over $80. When we were leaving my hubby said, "This is enough alcohol to kill me." haha so I'm hoping it lasts awhile

Aspen Ballard said...

Hobby Lobby is having awesome sales right now! Did you know if you download the app there's always a coupon on it that's 40% off one reg priced item?

Aspen Ballard said...

None of these are mine, but I'm posting mine today :)

Aspen Ballard said...

Soon! :)

Aspen Ballard said...

If you can find one for $100 I'd be totally jealous haha

Aspen Ballard said...

Thank you :)

Aspen Ballard said...

That's what I got it for :) we're doing a Christmas party on Friday + it worked out perfect!

Emily said...

This is the perfect time of year for a gift card giveaway! If I win it will be a Christmas miracle! :)

Meghan said...

Love the bar cart! I have a bar in our dining room and I love it! I think it needs a witty print though! Also, love the gift card giveaway! I would use it towards wedding favors!

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Neiddy Ruiz said...

If I won I would give my kitchen a mini makeover, it kinda needs it!
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Lindsay Truax said...

Well done. Great cart. This is a fabulous post.

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Makeover With Aspen said...

I'm sorry you didn't win :(

Makeover With Aspen said...

If you want to check out how I styled mine look at the instagram post above, it filters through there :) After the party I remodeled it and made it into a coffee bar on top and the original bar cart on the bottom

Makeover With Aspen said...

I feel you! We've slowing been redoing ours

Makeover With Aspen said...

Thank you Lindsay!

 
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