Saturday , 25 March 2017

Instantly Make Your Home Classier With These 12 DIY Upcycling Ideas

When you think of essential home furniture, a couch, a coffee table, or a bookcase might come to mind. You probably don’t think of a bar cart as a necessity, but they’re a fun way to add some extra spice to your home. Great for entertaining, they inspire thoughts of black-and-white movies and Hollywood starlets sipping martinis. But before you buy a bar cart from your local furniture store, you might have something hanging out in your garage, or collecting dust in your basement, that could easily be turned into a cart with character. Check out the DIY bar carts below and get crafting. We won’t judge if you enjoy a cocktail in the process…

1. Tool chest bar cart

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I love the element of surprise incorporated with this bar cart. “Why do you have a tool chest in your living room?” SURPRISE, it’s a bar cart.

2. Vintage television bar cart

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It takes some skill to remove the wires and glass, but the results are amazing.

3. Tool cart bar cart

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If you don’t want an ugly tool table hanging out in your home, this upcyled cart is a great alternative.

4. Bookcase-turned-bar cart

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This one just requires a coat of paint, some contact paper, and a few racks from the hardware store.

5. Recycled wagon bar cart

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If you have a vintage wagon from your childhood, this is an awesome way to bring it back to life.

6. Refashioned TV console bar cart

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If you switched to a plasma TV, this DIY is practical and easy.

7. Sewing cabinet bar cart

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This is a great way to recycle an antique for a modern use.

8. Suitcase-turned-bar cart

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This one is neat, but takes some serious DIY skills.

9. School locker bar cart

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No DIY necessary, just fill it with booze!

10. Changing table-turned-bar cart

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Once the baby has grown out of it, of course…

11. Door-turned-outdoor bar

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Impress your guests at your next outdoor gathering.

12. Utility cart bar trolley

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After checking out these ideas, I can already think of two or three pieces of furniture in my home that I could transform into a bar cart. Now the hard part is going to be deciding which one I want to use! Will you upcycle your old furniture for a fun, boozy cart?