Mirrored Bar Cart: A Reflection of Hospitality, Beauty, and Time

Picture yourself at a party. There’s the hostess, with a smiling bright face, leading you to a cart brimming with luscious cool drinks and adult beverages for you. Picture a big lucite ice bucket with silver tongs. Lemonade in a big pitcher. Then look down at the cart.

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Yuk. You suddenly lost your desire to partake of anything on that cart. But wait! You whip out your mitre saw and your paint and your glass cutter, and, in no time at all, you have this!

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Ha! I wish I could have waved a magic wand and mirrored all those panels in an instant. Cutting mirror, I discovered, is not as easy as it looks! It takes a lot of cutting to get just the right size panels. You think you’ve measured, but your hand moves, just a bit. Ooops. Start over.

And what’s with that fake-slate formica under those hinged top panels? Can’t keep that. Rip those off. Take more time. Need to build a new top–mitre the wood, with ledges and gallery rails. More time. Oh, and paint it aqua! Yes! Many coats for perfection. Done!

Longest running project ever, but it turned out so pretty. Put an ice bucket on it now! Better yet, a glass of wine will do nicely.

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About Leslie Howard

I love color, painting, furniture and architecture. The world is a better place when we have wonderful things to feast our eyes on!
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4 Responses to Mirrored Bar Cart: A Reflection of Hospitality, Beauty, and Time

  1. Carissa says:

    You know aqua isn’t my favorite color but this is a beautiful project you completed! These days everyone loves a good bar cart so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding a happy home for it…that is if you aren’t keeping it yourself :)

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  2. I have never seen your blog before — don’t know how on earth THAT happened. This piece is spectacular. I will be looking back to see what else you have done, and following your blog. Come see me if you have have time.

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  3. Reblogged this on FabiFabu and commented:
    City Girl Arts rocks, this is a great transformation on an old piece.

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  4. Pat says:

    Love the colors – especially the contrast between inside and out.

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