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Bar cart alternatives.

I’m in a Craigslist conundrum. The cabinet I use to store my cocktail ingredients is overflowing, which can be a good problem to have — but my multi-month search for a more permanent home to the beverage station has turned up dry.

Bar carts seem to be few and far between, so I’m starting to expand my horizons for an alternative solution. These two pictures have adorable bar areas set up on top of bookshelves and dressers and are serving as my inspiration. Aren’t they chic?

Images via Design*Sponge and Time Out Chicago and Decor8

7 responses to “Bar cart alternatives.

  1. Andrea June 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

    your 2nd pic features a $55 ikea melltorp sideboard. They are clearing them out! Get one before its gone!!

  2. victoria | vmac+cheese June 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Did you see Alaina’s post on Live Creating Yourself today? In her dining room, she has what looks like an IKEA Expedit bookcase, on its side, with legs attached, as an amazing buffet/cocktail console. I thought it looked really good! You could customize the legs to your taste and style. http://www.livecreatingyourself.com/2011/06/lcy-home-tour-dining-room.html

  3. Taylor @ It's The Little Things June 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I have had the hardest time finding a bar cart too!!! even ones that I could paint or DIY aren’t turning up. I love the idea of using book shelves and dressers too!

  4. Johanna Grange June 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    OMG! The second image – Dean is the lady blogger who helped me create Olivia’s nursery! She is awesome!! I love the whole makeshift bar dresser, cart, hutch idea. The first image is too fab for words!

  5. Jaime June 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    the 3rd one is AMAZING. Hope you find something!

  6. Lis Sartori June 19, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I have been feeling EXACTLY the same way! I want a chic bar setup but can’t find anything, thus have turned to shopping for unique antique dressers.

  7. Carrie June 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I love each of these options, seems more practical too.

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