The Bar Cart — a Stylish Don Draper Staple to Dress Up Your Home

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I remember as a kid when my grandmother watched her soap operas that it seemed everyone on the show owned a bar cart. They were always getting all riled up and storming over to the bar carts, quickly dashing in a jigger or two of booze and downing it, eyes blazing as they gripped the empty glass. And I remember thinking “we don’t have one of those” alas the bar cart trend did not carry over in to the eighties and kind of died out, but now it seems it is quite the popular item again. Blame it on Mad Men or perhaps the uptick in dinner parties but it seems they are everywhere and they certainly are a fun way to display your fancy glasses and high end liquor, especially if you do not have the room for a cabinet devoted to your party essentials. So in honor of the end of Mad Men I rounded up a number of inspiring examples of this Don Draper must have. From tarnished gold, to sparking gold to white and even navy I am sure there is one that will strike your fancy. Do you have a bar cart in your home? And if you do what kind of bar cart do you have? And if you don’t would you consider getting one? What kind would you get? Would it be more feminine or more rugged? Gold, white, black? Metal or wood? And OK a chalk board wall and a gold bar cart, how chic is that!

Hope you enjoyed this lovely examples and happy decorating everyone.


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  • Beauty Follower
    June 10, 2015

    Love this! Must get one for my home 😉

  • Jackie Harrison
    June 10, 2015

    Great way to decor.

  • Rachelle
    June 10, 2015

    They are so nice and stylish.


  • Zarrah
    June 10, 2015

    This is so cute.
    You give me some brilliant idea.

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  • marie
    June 10, 2015

    I so want a bar cart in my house. So fab! Now I just need to find the perfect one for my house.

    June 10, 2015

    It’s funny how things come into trend again. Great photos! I really want that gold/brass style. We only have one, a taller one, but I would love one of the shorter ones with only two tiers. 🙂 Enter the Summer Giveaway

  • Rowena
    June 10, 2015

    Bar carts feel like a really grown-up item and some of them look really stylish. I will probably not be getting one since neither my husband or I drink but then it could be used for other things 🙂

  • Audrey Allure
    June 10, 2015

    I love the look of that – could bring some charm to a room!

    – Audrey

  • 365hangers
    June 10, 2015

    All of these are so inspiring and bar carts are way too chic, we definitely want one in our lives!

    xx 365Hangers

  • Shireen L. Platt
    June 10, 2015

    I have been seeing so many of these popping up on lifestyle blogs! It gives such a lovely touch to the home and I wish we can have one at our place. My MIL has a very old wooden one, I think it’s from her mum or grandma so it’s really old but still in a great condition and she display her fine china on it. My little one reached up and tried to grab her china and the thing almost topple over. Needless to say, the idea of having this cart in our home went out the window. LOL!

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  • Stephanie
    June 10, 2015

    Oh I love bar carts! There are so many different styles that I wouldn’t know what I wanted. Thank you for this inspiration. x

  • Diana
    June 11, 2015

    it is very inspiring! i can not wait to live in own house, we move a lot cuz of my husband’s job, decided it would be not smart to buy expensive furniture. cuz it gets damaged every time we move

  • libys11
    June 11, 2015

    omg!! yes! so posh!! 😀

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  • Jo
    June 11, 2015

    This is so stylish for home 🙂 Keep In touch dear..
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  • makeup monster
    June 11, 2015

    So cute, your blog is lovely!

  • Ashley
    June 11, 2015

    Loving this bar car inspo- I need one desperately! So chic (and functional, of course). 🙂

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  • MissLovelyAttitude
    June 11, 2015

    oh wow, this looks so stylish 🙂 I need one at my home, too 🙂

  • Denise
    June 11, 2015

    I feel like having one of these in your home just makes you feel so sophisticated! I remember seeing these in all the older soaps as well! My grandma used to watch them to learn English. I love all the inspiration here! I have been wanting to do this!

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  • Akaleistar
    June 11, 2015

    So many fabulous options! I don’t really need a bar cart, but I think it would be fun to have one.

  • Dressed2dNines
    June 12, 2015

    What’s a posh crib without a bar cart! Love these!

  • Diana
    June 13, 2015

    Such a great idea! I’m really loving the trend of refurbishing these at the moment.

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