GTL: Gin. Tanqueray. Laundry…Cart Turned Shiny Bar

Old Laundry Turned Bar Cart

Bar Cart on Wheels

Entertaining in a small space is one of the ways to extol the virtues of living large and proud in tight quarters. A mini-cart on wheels is an adaptable small space staple that I’ve come to rely on in each of my dinky digs. I’ve even been known to put a portable fireplace on wheels in a studio. Being able to move things around makes you feel less beholden and cramped in a niche.

Close Bar Cart

Laundry Cart 2.0

This former laundry cart now stands in seamlessly as a portable bar and beverage station in my quaint living room.  In such tight quarters, the cart also doubles as an end table. This bar-to-go is particularly handy when it is wheeled outside for impromptu garden cocktail parties and the baskets can be removed for easy cleaning.

Old White Laundry Cart

Keeping the original, distressed white paint finish reminded me too much of its former days as a laundry basket.   Layer it with gold gilding wax to give it a much needed hint of Hollywood Regency shimmer on a shoestring.

Ice buckets and stemware can now be stored out in the open freeing up precious kitchen cabinet and counter space.  The standing bar cart also establishes a visual separation between the living room and the dining nook, preventing what I call, “shoebox syndrome.” With established zones, a petite abode breathes and moves more like a grander, well-appointed home. Give it a whirl!