Decor & Styling

How to Repurpose Your Bar Cart


The bar cart trend was huge. We all found ourselves scouring Craiglist for a vintage cart to stock with gold-rimmed glasses and striped paper straws. While a bar cart is still an awesome thing to have, especially when entertaining, there are a lot more fun ways to use it around your home! Read on to find out how you can repurpose this piece in every room of your house. The lesson: You can teach an old dog new tricks.

Bedside Table

Bar carts make great bedside companions (with plenty of shelf space for books, magazine, pictures, etc.).

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Plants and Herbs

Now that spring is around the corner, consider switching out bottles for succulents or herbs. It can even live on a deck or patio!

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Coffee Station

This is a perfect solution for any caffeine fiend lacking counter space. Your Nespresso now officially has a home!

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Bathroom Storage

Many bathrooms are seriously lacking in the storage department, but your bar cart is here to help. They look great filled with towels, candles, and toiletries.

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A portable makeup station? Yes, please! Keep all of your lipsticks, blushes, mascara, and hair products in one place to free up space on your dresser or bathroom sink.

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Office Organization

A cart can be the perfect place to store paper, pens, stationery, and other office supplies.

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Kitchen Cart

There is never enough cabinet and counter space, no matter how big your kitchen is. Bar cart to the rescue!

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Music Station

This option is especially ideal if your bar cart has wheels. Stock it with vinyl, a turntable, portable speakers, etc. and let the party travel to whatever room you choose!

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Do you have a bar cart at home? Would you consider using it for something other than a bar?