7.03.2012

Flea Market Find: Brass Bar Cart (and giveaway reminder!)

This weekend, my big brother and I hit up the Aberfoyle flea market. I guess this means that I can check off number 3 on my Summer to Do List! It was huge, a little overwhelming even, but I found something that has been on my lust list for a long time: a brass bar cart:
 To be honest, I don't really have anywhere to put this, but I bargained it down to $30 and just couldn't pass it up. I was in love. Now I'm looking to some of my favourite bar cart images for inspiration on how to style it perfectly.
Monika Hibbs via The Glitter Guide
Naomi Stein via Design Manifest
Deborah Needleman via Lonny

 Catherine Sheppard via The Glitter Guide
Kyle DeWoody via Vogue
via Society Social  Manifesto Magalog 1
 What do you think? I am in love.
Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for your chance to win TWO pairs of fab earrings :)
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ps. I did the magnet test and my bar cart appears to be brass plated rather than solid brass. The finish is a bit tarnished..Does anyone have suggestions for a good gold spray paint?

7 comments:

Landi {Freckled Confessions} said...[Reply]

OMG what a great steal!! We have Montgomery Antique Mall and it's like this massiiiive building FILLED with antiques... some stuff is really expensive but I actually got a bar cart there in May for $50 and it's gorgeous! I'll have to send you a pic. I did a post on bar carts a while back - maybe it will inspire you some more :) http://www.freckledconfessions.com/2012/03/serving-in-style.html

hollyfoxenwells { threelayercake.blogspot.com } said...[Reply]

Oh my! What a steal! $30- I'm a tad bit jealous! Bar carts are SO cool. I had a post a few weeks ago with designer Emily from EM Design... she really knows how to decorate a barcart. Check her out sometime! xo have a great day love!

xx
holly foxen wells
www.ThreeLayerCake.blogspot.com

HarlowsExclusive said...[Reply]

I'm a tad bit jealous! I've been on the lookout for a bar cart! As for spray paint I live by Rustoleum. I've used their line of metallics on several projects and no disappointments.

Kristen said...[Reply]

I'm such a sucker for a nicely styled bar cart. Such a steal!

barbara@hodge:podge said...[Reply]

I LOVED Aberfoyle when I visited Toronto in May for Blogpodium - what a find! I have heard Krylon metallic spray paint is good as it is not paint but a metallic finish instead! I am going to try some on my drapery hardware

Colleen said...[Reply]

Love your cart! I want one of these desperately but have no where to put it!!

Lisa said...[Reply]

I just found one for $35 last week on craigslist and am thinking of ppurchasing it. im in love