Monday, February 21, 2011

FOUND: Brass Faux Bamboo Bar Cart


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! 

*Click on photos to enlarge them!

I'm especially fond of the lamp cord. Classy! 






17 comments:

  1. I love it! It looks so great in your space! What a trip to get there though, glad it all worked out!

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  2. That's AWESOME! I laughed at the lamp cord comment too. :) It's good to see that your electronics actually have plugs. LOL

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  3. I'm squealing with excitement...be glad you can't hear it! (c: It looks AMAZING!!! I love what you put on it and I was definitely *not* looking at the lamp cord when I was oogling all the fabulousness...I'm jealous! (c: What a good start to the week!

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  4. Fa-bu-lous! I love it all! It was worth the work and time. :-) P.S. I'm suffering from some kitchen envy over here. Love it all!
    abby

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  5. SO glad you got it, wow! It's incredible! Love your styling, too.

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  6. WOW That looks great- what a great find! Well worth the drive :)

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  7. Kelly-this is just GORGEOUS!!! Such a great find! I also L-O-V-E your dining room set, particularly the chairs!! Love.Love.Love.

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  8. Hi, stopping over from Jessie's blog. I love this bar car, it looks great! Your kitchen is great!

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  9. Another great find...why would anyone want to get rid of that piece?! Loving your blog...excited to follow :)

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  10. SO awesome! I love that it also has a space for wine bottles. We're still on the hunt for our bar cart!

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  11. Hi Kelly,

    Just stumbled across your post and I'm curious about what cleaning method you found worked best. I just bought an antique faux bamboo cart as well (!) and it has speckles of discoloration all over. Any good recommendations for cleaning?? Thanks!

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  12. Can you help me find one! I've also been searching high and low! Thanks looks great!

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