A retro inspired bar cart from a vintage kitchen cart

With the popularity of the series Mad Men, all things 60s are back in style. Bar carts are making a comeback. I had a vintage 3 tiered kitchen cart in my laundry room that I wasn’t using and decided to turn it into a bar cart. Not for us, but for my grandson who lives in Brooklyn. I know he likes to invite people to drop in on the holidays for a bit of cheer so I think he will like it.

retro inspired bar cart, the Bungalow blog



A few years ago I found the cart at a yard sales for only 2 bucks!






wood grain on metal

I don’t have a complete before picture but here’s what it looked like before I painted it, wood grain on metal. You can see it was in good shape.

After I took it apart and cleaned it well, I sprayed the shelves with Rustoleum’s metallic aluminum and the handles with Rustoleum’s metallic rich caramel.

bar cart from vintage 3 tiered kitchen cart

It’s so cute now! I love the way it turned out.

bar cart from vintage 3 tiered kitchen cart, permanent marker on fabric bar towel

I styled it with a vintage ice bucket and red napkins for a festive touch.


I’ll be posting how I made the cheers and martini bar towel next.

Growing up in the 60s, Mad Men’s mid century modern style furniture is not new to me. I remember my aunt Grace’s sprawling ranch home that was filled with brand new furniture. She had a long sofa with tall art behind it and kidney shaped tables that I thought were so cool back then. It was so different from today. No cell phones, internet or microwaves, imagine that!

Are you on Pinterest? I have a new board dedicated to vintage bar carts but I’ll be expanding it to include 60’s style. I’d love for you to check out my boards, you might find some inspiration or decide to create your own boards. It’s fun!


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Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))


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