Bar carts are definitely in style in 2020! No matter what size home you have, you can use a coffee bar cart to spruce up the space while having extra storage. Lost on how to make your cart look like it belongs in a magazine? Keep reading, and I’ll give you ideas on how to use and decorate this space.
On the top shelf, you can keep a coffee maker and/or espresso machine for an easily accessible cup of joe. In addition, you can have cute mugs, creamer, sugar, and stirring sticks for your own little Starbucks corner. For fun, you can even make a coffee bar sign.
Not into coffee? Make it into a hot chocolate or tea area! Bar carts can be used for any beverage (or food) that you like. It’s meant to be personal, just like your home.
If your cart has multiple shelves, don’t fret. You can put almost anything on a cart to make it cute. Add some succulents or plants on the shelves or beside your cart. The more plants, the better. Display your favorite cookbooks. Put your fruit bowl on a shelf. This will turn your cart into not just a coffee bar, but a little coffee and snack nook. You can rotate displaying festive trinkets that you find as well for that extra homey touch.
Finally, put the cart on a chic faux fur rug and put a chair or bookshelf nearby. This way you have the perfect space to curl up on the weekend and enjoy your home.
Remember, there’s no perfect science to putting together a bar cart. Hopefully these ideas help make a corner of your home a little more comfortable and a little more “you.” For more decor inspiration, definitely check out my Pinterest boards!
You. Yes you. You need a home tool kit. Even if you’ve never touched a hammer. Especially if you’ve ever used a shoe as a hammer. Here are eleven items (and their uses) to get you started.
16-ounce hammer: A solid hammer choice that anyone can use. Shoes, in fact, are terrible substitutes.
Multi-bit screwdriver: A multi-bit ratcheting screwdriver that stores all the tips in the handle is the only screwdriver you’ll need.
Level: A two-foot level will do all the jobs you’ll ever need—from hanging pictures to shelves, this size will be the most versatile.
Utility knife: Used for breaking down boxes, cutting drywall or stripping wires. A utility knife is irreplaceable.
Tape measure: Handier than using a shoe (again) as a ruler.
LED Flashlight: If the lights go out, if you need to see under the bed, really this is a no-brainer.
Rubber Mallet: A cheap tool for banging stuff back into place without hurting it.
Wrenches: Used to tighten or loosen a bolt or nut. A compact Channellock can be the perfect solution to most home problems.
Cordless Drill: The most basic of power tools for most DIY needs.
Needle-Nose Pliers: Handy for everything from electrical work to crafts, as well as everything in between, including fishing toys out of the drain.
Safety equipment: Ear protection, eye protection and a good set of deer hide gloves never hurt anyone.
Psstt…this also makes a good birthday or Christmas gift.
Photo by Cody Hughes @clhughes21