Saturday, March 23, 2013

DIY Beverage Cart --- or How to invite a Changing Table to a Party.

Forecast calls for Cool Breezes with a Good Chance for Cocktails by the Fire!
With a beverage cart your 'party' can go anywhere! 
If you want your guest to congregate on the patio, or perhaps by the fire . . . 
just roll your beverage cart out and fill it up with every thing a well-stocked party needs!

Our beverage cart wasn't always such a party girl.   I found my stable, reliable friend in a garage sale. 
She was once a hard-working Jenny Lind changing table; 
that is until she got her invitation to PARTY!

I gave her a pair of party shoes {a.k.a. casters} and
dressed her from head to toe in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue. 

Accented her with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Versailles 
. . . simply by dry brushing and adding a swirly graphic on her top.  
Gave her a wax and a buff (kind of like a trip to the spa ;)

Now, she was feeling pretty, but also needed a little BLiNG . . . it IS a Party after all!
A little touch of Gilding Wax in King . . . 
. . . was all she needed to feel like a QUEEN!
I applied the gilding wax using a tiny paint brush, and boy does that stuff shine!  
Now she was dressed for the Party . . .

. . . so it was time to Accessorize with all our Cocktail Party Essentials.

I love how our martini glasses mimic her spindles. 

She was once sequestered to the nursery . . . now she is dressed and ready to join the party!

Thank you for joining me for her debutante party!  
This beauty is available at my 'shop' in the Vineyards Antique Mall and is ready to Party with You!
What's that?  Okay . . . one last curtain call ;)

Here is where Me and my Party Cart are Partying this week! :::
Miss Mustard Seed                                               Funky Junk Interior's Saturday Night Special
Elizabeth & Co.                                                    Savvy Southern Style
Under the Table & Dreaming                                 I Heart Naptime
Nifty Thrifty Sunday                                              Cowgirl Up
French Country Cottage                                        The Shabby Nest
My Romantic Home                                              Mod Vintage Life
Between Naps on the Porch                                  Homemaker on a Dime
Not Just a Housewife                                            The DIY Dreamer
Southern Lovely                                                    Fine Craft Guild
Uncommon Slice of Suburia                                   Home Stories from AtoZ
From My Front Porch to Yours                             Stone Gable
Jennifer Rizzo                                                        Common Ground
Redoux Interiors                                                    The Charm of Home                                             
Say Not Sweet Anne                                             Fox Hollow Cottage
Too Much Time on My Hands                               Tater Tots & Jello  
Pieced Pastimes                                                     Finding Silver Pennies
Three Mango Seeds                                              The Tablescaper
The Rustic Pig                                                        Alderberry Hill
Uncommon Designs                                               Shades of Amber
Married Filing Jointly                                              Salt Tree Social
If it ain't Baroque                                                    Homemaker on a Dime
A Stroll through Life                                               Lil' Luna
X0X0Rebecca                                                       Blue Egg Brown Nest
House of Hepworths


  1. Susie, what a great idea! Now I wish I still had one of the TWO changing tables I used to have. Thanks for sharing this inspiration and have a nice Sunday!

  2. What a creative idea! You did an amazing job on 'her' makeover!
    Love it! Keep 'em coming our way!

  3. So cute!! I have one of these in my stash. Someone gave me theirs that they had been using a towel holder next to their pool! I knew a good idea would come my way, thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great idea to re-purpose that into a drink cart! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  5. Nicely'll get a lot of use out of your beverage cart!

  6. Such a cool idea!

    Would love to have you share it at Give Me the Goods Monday!

    1. Thank you Chelsea, I will definitely share it and I greatly appreciate you reaching out to me and sharing your blog! Have a great night!

  7. I LOVE this idea! SO clever!

    I would love for you to link this up to a new party I am hosting with four other bloggers, Give Me The Goods Monday! Your links will show up on five blogs! You can go here to link up:

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  8. Very pretty and functional too. I just purchased an old pump organ to repurpose into a bar. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love the accents you gave your cart - lovely. Found you via Finecraftguild

  10. Such a great way to repurpose a changing table! Love the duck egg and gilding wax. Thanks for sharing this fun project at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  11. Wow! This is fantastic! I wish I had a change table like this now ;) Thanks so much for accepting our invites and joining the party, Give Me The Goods! ;) I think all of us girls kept clicking your link!
    Jamie @

  12. Thanks so much for sharing! Featuring today!

    1. Thank you Karen! Love your blog and so happy that you added my party cart as a feature :) I hope you have a blessed weekend!

  13. Btilliant idea! I love it! Think I'm going on Craiglist or ebay right now and find me a changing table!

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♥ Susie