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Monday, March 25, 2013

GET CRAFTY: DIY COFFFE AND BAR CART FOR $35


Happy, Happy Monday, Blogland!!!

It's time for another Get Crafty DIY project!  Yay!!!  

As many of you know, I recently moved into my NYC apartment, but what you might not know, is that I have also been admiring many bar carts seen on Pinterest and on other lovely blogs!

For Christmas, I got the Keurig coffee maker and a bunch of K-cups from my parents, so, I decided I wanted to create a coffee and bar cart and make my own little corner of just that for an affordable price!

When I stumbled upon the BYGEL Utility Cart at IKEA for only $29.99, I had a vision, and the rest, as they say, is history!  So, I was able to create my own coffee and bar cart for only $35!  Happy, happy Liesl! :)

After finding some Chevron Shelf Liner in gray, to match the theme of my new place, all that was left to do was to Get Crafty!!!  Here we go...

(Project, layout and design created by Liesl Ehardt)

Bar Cart: IKEA  /  Chevron Liner: Amazon  /  Bar Sign: Home Goods  /  Rainbow Coffee Mugs (similar): World Market  /  Bar Glasses: Home Goods  /   Silver Martini Glasses: Home Goods  /  Keurig: Costco  /  K-Cups: Costco


39 comments :

  1. What a nice idea:)

    It's really vintage styled!:)

    Wish you a nice Easter time!

    Bye,
    NIKA

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    1. I hope you enjoy your Easter, too, and so glad you enjoyed the DIY! :)

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  2. What a great idea!!! I love Ikea hacks. =)

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    1. Thank you, Aime! I love fun IKEA hacks, too! :)

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  3. Wow this is fantastic! Great job! I'm so considering doing this for my house!
    xx

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    1. Yay! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out! E-mail me a picture or leave a link here so others can see your creativity! :)

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  4. I am obsessed with this! I've been wanting a bar cart for so long but can never find just what I want. This is great!

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    1. Glad you like it! I had been wanting one for some time too, but didn't want to spend a lot, and this one is little, but functional for my studio apartment in the city! Have fun making one of your very own! :)

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  5. Possibly one of the coolest things I have ever seen!
    Love your blog :-)
    x Christine

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    1. Awww, that is so sweet of you to say, thank you so much, you made my day! Thank you for stopping by, Christine! :)

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous !!!!!
    Come and see me and we can follow each other if you like my blog ?:)

    www.olivains.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Olivia! Your blog is lovely! :)

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  7. This is such a cute, creative, and useful idea! We live in a small house so we are always looking for space-saving ideas...I just might be copying you! :)

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  8. Good job! Than's so beautiful and creative!

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  9. I love, love, love this project! Combining the coffee and bar cart into one is genius and the chevron makes it so personalized! Fabulous Liesl!

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  10. I've been on the hunt for a bar cart for so long. I've had my eye on the Bygel as a stand in but have been hmming and hawing because it's white/plastic. Thanks for the post, the answer was so obvious (and easy!)

    It's just too bad they aren't as cheap in Canada!

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  11. This is just toooooo cute.... Love it xxx

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  12. I LOVE this!!! I'm on the hunt for an affordable bar car that I can make my "own" think I'll spray paint it gold!!!! Your's looks so great! Thanks for the inspiration ;)

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  13. I LOVE this!! I'm on the hunt for an affordable bar cart and this one fits the bill!!! I can make it my own with a bit of gold spray paint! Thanks for the inspiration :))

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  14. This is just downright clever! I love how creative you were thinking on this. CUTE!

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  15. where did you get the red "bar" from?

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    1. Got that from Home Goods...just a random, fun find! :)

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  16. hey love this diy !
    ill try to do it on my own as well.
    Can you let me know how tall is the bar sign ??
    thanks a lot !

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  17. Heyy,
    love the diy !
    i ll try to make it on my own (with your help of course)...
    can you let me know how tall is the bar sign?
    thanks a lot !
    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Maria! Makes me happy that others are making it, too! The Bar sign was a lucky find at Home Goods and it measures 13 1/2" x 6" at it's tallest and longest points! :) Good luck, and I'd LOVE to see yours when you are done!

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  18. Hi there! Really cute idea, I'm excited to make one myself! How much shelf liner did you use/order?

    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Caitlin! The shelf liner I purchased via Amazon was sold as a 2 pack, but I only used part of 1 roll...hope that helps! :)

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! You're an artist Liesl! I love it :)

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    1. Hey, Nancy! Thank you so much, what a sweet comment! :)

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  20. Where did you get the rainbow coffee cups?

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! :) The rainbow coffee mugs were from World Market and you can get similar ones here:

      http://www.worldmarket.com/product/quatrefoil+stacking+mugs%2C+set+of+6.do?&refType=&from=Search

      http://www.worldmarket.com/search.do?query=stackable+coffee+mugs

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  21. I bought some shelf liner in a black/gray chevron. Hoping mine turns out half as nice as yours. Even with the guides on the underside of the liner, worried about my cutting. We will see....Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

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    1. How fun! I am sure yours will turn out just as nice, if not better! Please send me a picture of yours finished, I'd love to see it! Thank you so much for stopping by and for such a nice comment! :)

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  22. I will also be attempting this 😃 can't wait!

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    1. Yay! Have fun, I would love to see how yours turns out! :)

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by Liesl Ehardt