The truth... I have had bar cart envy for some time. I never thought our Dining Room was large enough for one... but for some reason, yesterday I tried anyways. We had an old bar cart from my Father in Law's estate that I had used previously as my nightstand. Ever since, it has been chilling out in our crawl space. Waste! I pulled out the measuring tape & what do you know... it fits perfectly!
It tucks in perfectly between our fireplace & our built ins & corrals all of our booze & boozy accessories quite well. (I think)
I also added yet another gallery wall above. I have always loved the idea of having the walls filled in this space. Maybe it's just my inner desire to cover up the nasty orange peel texture! I personally love my little courage calligraphy I did a few weeks back on a whim... It's a little wink to the Liquid Form of Courage we all need every now & then.
A few tips for styling a bar cart...
Use a tray! Confining your liquid libations into a tray gives them an organized look.
Have glasses close at hand. Whether a low ball, high ball, old fashioned... have a set of glasses within reach.
Add some straws or stirrers in case a guest would like their drink stirred... not shaken. (I always prefer a straw myself)
The lower shelf can be used for items that aren't always used, but could be pulled out easily if a party spontaneously erupts. It happens! Better to be prepared right?!
Have an array of drink options... Even if you don't drink vodka, your guests might. Having a variety on hand will be greatly appreciated. I also always keep a few sparkling pink lemonades on hand. They are a great offering for those wanting a non alcoholic option, plus, they also make a great mixer. My new favorite cocktail is Sparkling Pink Lemonade + Gin. We had it at my daughter's birthday party & I have officially named it the "Hello Kitty"
Hope you all have a great Friday!!