Awesome Ikea Hack of the Week: A Mad Men-era gold bar cart that’s the perfect size for apartments

People who own bar carts are as enviable as Don Draper in Mad Men, pouring expensive scotch from his crystal decanter. Bar carts display gorgeous settings of crystal glasses, chrome ice buckets and elongated spoons, making a rental apartment look like a posh pad.

Whether you want a bar cart to look classy, or just for the convenient wheels and extra storage space, here’s a DIY Ikea hack version that can be done on the cheap, but looks awesome.

  1. The parts. You’ll need

 

  1. Do it. Assemble the bar cart, except for the drawers and shelves. Spray paint any of the metallic areas with the gold spray paint, and let dry. For the wheel, use painter’s tape to block off the wheel itself and paint the metal parts. Then use the lacquer or poly to seal in the gold paint. When that dries, just finish assembling, and you’ve got yourself an apartment-sized bar cart!

Source: History in High Heels

Erin Cardone

Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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