April 16, 2014

Target Bar Cart

We recently added one of Target's coveted wood and brass bar carts (no longer available) to our living room:

I got an amazing deal on it!

2 days after I purchased it, some of my Instagram friends let me know that the bar cart was actually marked down to 70% off! I took my receipt back to Target to see if they could do a price adjustment since it had only been 48 hours from when I purchased my bar cart. There was a little hesitation but eventually the price was adjusted so I ended up getting it for $40! I'm so happy I waited to buy it!

I hung two oversized playing card prints above the bar cart. I had planned on hanging the faceted mirror that's currently above our TV above the bar cart but I changed my mind at the last second and I'm glad I did!

The styling of both shelves will probably change soon. I threw everything together in about 5 minutes because we were having company over last weekend.

My DIY gemstone coasters are stacked underneath a new succulent that I planted in a 50¢ dip bowl from Target. I can't stop making things with those bowls!

I like the bar cart as-is but I'm contemplating some makeover ideas for it.

One of those ideas is to add a hanging stemware rack underneath the top shelf (above the giant cork) since there's so much space between the top and bottom shelves. Hanging the wine glasses will free up some space for other things like an ice bucket, a shaker, some cocktail napkins, etc.

Fun fact: 5 of the bottles of alcohol were gifted to us. 2 came from when we closed on our house and the other 3 were Christmas gifts from my boyfriend's company. 1 of the others I bought because I liked the label and the remaining 2 were purchased for cooking purposes.

The giant champagne cork was a Christmas gift and is actually a door stop but we don't have any doors that need to be stopped so I use it as a decoration.

The reddish-brown box underneath my gemstone coasters holds our set of Dexter coasters. If you watch the show, then you probably know the significance of the "slides" :)

Who wants a margarita? ;)

I think the playing card prints are very fitting for the space above the cart. I hung them above one another so your eye would be drawn up to the ceiling. It makes our 10' ceilings seem even taller!

My disco gnome (no longer available) is still hanging around 4 months after Christmas! It was part of the Novogratz' holiday collection for CB2 but it doesn't scream "holiday" to me so I'm leaving it out year round. When the sun hits the mirrors in the morning, sweet little reflections are cast all over our walls :)

Want to know another fun fact? Those red cups are actually ceramic!

I plan on putting together a living room tour for you as soon as our gallery wall is completed so you can see how everything looks together in the space.

What's on your bar cart? Am I forgetting anything?

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  1. Love the playing cards and that oversized champagne cork. I wish I'd have room for one of the carts too. My friend just bought one and we replaced the wood with glass.

  2. Instagram told me I wanted one of these but I couldn't find a spot! I really like the playing card art.

  3. so so neat- I love the styling. And I think you're right that hacking a little addition on it for stemware would be ideal. The giant cork is amazing.

  4. Love it! My hubby just built a bar but I love the Target bar cart!

  5. Now I am really kicking myself for not buying this when it was on sale for $40. :( They are all gone now.

  6. Woah, that is one heck of a deal! Love the bar cart. Might be fun to add a cup of straws?

  7. I was also lucky to get one of these carts for under $40.

  8. What a great deal and it looks so great. We don't have a cart. We use one of our kitchen cabinets as a built in bar. Love your styling so far and I can't wait to see it change as well.

  9. Where did you get those playing cards? Love them!

  10. I love it! Those playing card prints are fantastic! And disco gnome is A-MAZING! :)

  11. i like those dexter coasters so much!! where are they from?

    Love this bar car. I'm so jealous I didn't snag one!

  12. Your styling is spot on!!! And I'm so jealous of your disco gnome!

  13. I love everything about this - the playing cards, the disco gnome, the giant champagne cork, just all of it! We have this bar cart too and it is currently sitting sadly empty. I had it all decked out with our wine and liquor bottles, and then realized I was going to have to dust everything. No thank you. So I usually fill it up for parties and otherwise leave it empty. So un-blogger of me :)

  14. I just love that cart, I was hoping someone I knew would snag it! I saw it here clearanced for $23 dollars...that's crazy! Of course, I live in the Midwest and I think a majority of midwesterners are stuck in hating gold (in five years that is all they will want and then it will be another metallic taking over) xo Kristin

  15. This looks amazing! I need to get to Target. I keep seeing such great deals on all of these lovely items. I am in LOVE with your playing card prints! My husband and I are avid poker players, so I am looking for just right wall art and these are it. Where did you find them? Shhh..I won't tell. ;-)

    1. After a quick search I found them on Etsy. ;-)

  16. I just used this exact same bar cart in a client's living room to fill an empty corner and while I got it on sale certainly not at your fantastic price..congrats! We styled it similar to yours using cut crystal glasses to add some sparkle since we do not have that gnome. In researching bar carts for her this one is almost identical to the one offered by West Elm at more than half the price even at full price so I would say we all got a great deal.

  17. Where did you get the card art?! I love it! And yay for Target honoring the deals like that.

    We have a bar cart but its a joke. Liquor does not last around our house. ... you should have us over ;)

  18. That cart is incredible. I love a good steal. And how come you have to be the queen of styling?! You are perfect.

  19. It's back in stock online now :)


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