Welp, we did it. The Boy and I signed both our names onto a singular lease. Oh-em-gee. It's on.
We get the keys at the end of this month and my goal before then is to find us the perfect bar cart. I really don't drink too much hard alcohol at all (I'll order a cocktail here and there but I'm a diehard Beer & Wine Girl), so this isn't so I have easy access to tons of booze.
Rather, this idea is for two reasons:
1) They seem so sophisticated, no? The vibe of Mad Men, Frank Sinatra, James Bond, Audrey Hepburn- these are the [delusional] ambiances I imagine our place transpiring with the addition of a measly bar cart.
2) I would LOVE to always be able to offer guests a nice drink before we go out. Scotch on the rocks? Comin' up. Vodka Cranberry? You got it. Welcome to my home, put your feet up and enjoy! Let's get weird on mi casa's dime.
The problem is that I have a pretty good idea in my head of what I want: monochrome coloring with hints of silver and/or mirrors OR a cart that's a stand-out color for emphasis. But so far, the ones I find that suit that are upwards of 700 bones.
No, no, no and no. 50 bucks is my desired price range for this task (meaning just the cart itself) and that will likely lead me to thrift stores with some DIY'ing involved.
So the search is on for the perfect-for-us bar cart. I don't mind putting elbow grease into it (just like the good daughter of a handy Dad should) but I'm hoping I can find a piece I can work with to get the desired outcome.
So readers- tips? Ideas? Do you have a bar cart? How'd you do it??? SPILL THE BEANS.
PS- Unlike me, The Boy does enjoy his hard booze... so, I'm also thinking of incorporating an auto-lock feature so after 1 AM when he's already feelin' good, he won't run it dry as he rocks out to Jordin Sparks and watches the Food Network in his boxers (sorry babes, secret's out). I'm a genius.
*Know where the post-title derives from?? Love you forever if you do!
UPDATE: I created my Bar Cart! Please click here under my "Suave Bar Cart" blog tag to see.