February 26, 2016

DIY Bar Table


When I moved into my first apartment, I had my heart set on finding the perfect bar cart. However, after months of searching( and big let downs because due to expensive prices) I eventually gave up. That was when my Mom, queen of DIY projects, mentioned I still had this mirrored table from my old bedroom and that I could dress it up for whatever use I wanted. Before, it had been my make-up vanity, however with a little structuring from an acrylic serving tray, I transformed it into the bar table I had always wanted. Shout out to Mom's who don't get enough credit for their wisdom!



Shop My Bar Table and its accessories:




At first, I was a little hesitant at taking on a DIY project, but the finished product was so worth it! Since i live in a studio, anything mirrored is always welcome as it helps open up the small space. I decided to incorporate an acrylic tray to hold my bar accessories in order to keep the simplicity of the mirrored look. For subtle color pops, I utilized my succulents and photos in colors that compliment my apartment. I am still slowly contributing to my bar accessories inventory, but my favorites have to be my West Elm's stone octagonal coasters (real cut marble) and, for my fellow Scandal fans, my Camille 23 oz. wine glasses that are Olivia Pope approved. I also always keep my two favorite alcoholic beverages on hand, wine and whiskey, but switch them out for guests requests. Side note - I've learned that mirrored furniture can run at high prices, but this Mirrored console table from Target is similar to mine and is under $250!

My Favorite Home Decor Stores:
Home Goods | Target | Crate and Barrel | West Elm | Sur La Table 

If anyone has tried a similar DIY project, I would love to hear about it! Feel free to comment or reach out to me at pleasantlypetiteblog@gmail.com

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