kitchen

Glam Bar Cart

A "20 something" year old's must have is a great bar cart! And if you're anything like me, bar carts can be pretty expensive for this 20 something's budget. You know what mama always says.. "You better shop around!".. and that's exactly what I did. See how I managed to create my

Glam Bar Cart

with a not-so-glam budget!

This

West Elm Terrace Bar Cart

was the look I was going for, but not the price I was going for..

 I can usually count on Target to have a really great "dupe" in stock for a price I can work with, but even they were out of budget with their

Safavieh Cleopatra

and

Threshold

bar carts!

 Fortunately, Ikea always has an alternative :) For just under 30 bucks I grabbed this

Bygel utility cart

from the kitchen section of Ikea and got creative!

For this simple project I went for my old faithful can of Gold Spray paint! The trick is to not assemble the cart until you've spray painted all of the metal gold (or whichever color you choose). After painting, just assemble & stock!  

I grabbed most of my items from Target, Home Goods, and Ikea. My "drunk in love" bar art is from the EttaVeeStudio

Esty

shop.

If you don't have a bar cart yet, what are you waiting for!? 

Kitchen Chalkboard Wall

I've always drooled over those cute chalkboard walls on Pinterest. I woke up one Saturday and decided to go for it, it cant be that hard right? Right! I called on my trusty design partner Gavin and we got to work!

First he measured out the lines and made sure everything was level

My kitchen is pretty small, so without much wall space, I decided to create a column effect. Gavin and I are both perfectionist so getting the measuring right probably took us the longest.

Pay attention to detail

This

Chalkboard paint from Lowe's was barely over $10! 

I started to paint, but left the job to the pro in the room ;)

Here the paint is still wet. 

This paint dries pretty fast, but we decided to speed up the process with a fan.

Completely dry here

An important step is to "chalk" the entire wall. This prepares it for your cute little sayings!

Wipe down the "chalked" wall with a rag and you're pretty much done here!

Now it's time to "doodle"! Simple and fun project complete!

This cute project took about 2 hours to complete and is a great Saturday project! I love it! (I would recommend a few coats of the paint if you plan to draw/write on it often to prevent scratching through to the wall) Let me know if you decide to try it out :)