Ladies and gentlemen, today is a
good great day! I can finally say that I am the proud owner of a brass faux bamboo bar cart! As I mentioned before, I had been searching high and low (multiple times a day) on Craigslist, Ebay, and Goodwill stores for one. On Thursday night last week I was searching Craigslist when I finally found one!!! It wasn't exactly what I had been looking for, but it was close enough- especially when you consider it was priced at $50!!
Thanks to everyone who left me kind words of encouragement! I tried to make it into as "fun" of a road trip as possible. Here's how it went down:
I travelled 173 miles upstate for this baby. The trip took me nearly five hours (I shaved off about an hour thanks to my lead foot). I passed the time with a play list that included the likes of: N Sync, Coldplay, Billy Joel, and one of my new favorite groups:
I spent all morning on Sunday cleaning the cart. The brass had little speckles of discoloration all over it. I used Brasso, Bar Keeper's Friend, "goop" recipes, and soapy water. Wow! It was a lot of work. It's not perfect still, but it's good enough for now!
I'm not done styling it yet either. I'd like to find a different tray to go on the top shelf (maybe tortoise shell or faux python) and some other fun things. Did I mention I already have a wine bar? I stole some accessories from it, but I feel bad leaving the poor guy empty! Suggestions?! Let me know what you think!
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I'm especially fond of the lamp cord. Classy!