The last element of our dining room makeover is a bar cart. Now it’s not like we need a bar cart, neither one of us drinks very much but since I got my beautiful plant stand in my bedroom, I had an extra plant stand.
My old plant stand used to be an Aquafina display stand from a corner store. Jay picked up the stand on a metal recycling run one day and I saw it in his trailer and thought, plant stand. This is when my plant obsession began.
The stand used to be shaped like a bottle, until I had Jay cut the top off. It then became my first plant stand. Here it is when I had it in my bedroom.
So now that I had a beautiful antique plant stand in its place, this guy had been relegated to the garage. I had been hoping that I would be able to get it into the dining room but wanted to wait and see if it would fit without looking too cluttered.
I knew I wanted it in the corner, so, once the buffet was in place I tested it out. The buffet ended up being a little bigger than I thought. I was hoping to have room to fit the plant stand in the corner and a large houseplant to the left of the buffet so you would be welcomed to a lovely plant when you came in the front door, but no such luck. The stand fit in the corner and I figured Jay would be less receptive to another plant.
Once I knew it fit, I broke out the gold spray paint, Rustoleum Pure Gold. I couldn’t resist some gold accents in the room. It took a bottle and a bit but it looks fabulous! I was a little worried that it would be too much gold, but I think it’s just the right amount.
I need to add some more bar cart accessories, I’m not sure what exactly, but I’m sure I can find something at Winners or Marshalls. I would like to add a wine rack to the bottom shelf so that Baileys doesn’t look so lonely! 😂 I have two old wine racks, hopefully I can cut one down and fit it in there.
That’s all the elements of the dining room, I’ll be posting a full reveal soon!