Our family loves to spend time outside, and we love to entertain! For the past few years, when we have friends over, we set everything up inside and let people bring their things outside. I’ve complained about it for years, and finally decided I would do something about it. I have wanted a portable rolling bar cart for years, and just haven’t seen one that I love. Well, thanks to these plans from Ana White, I have finally built my own! All. By. Myself!!! For the step by step instructions, please be sure to check out Ana’s plans…I’ll show you a few pics of how I put mine together along the way.
I hit The Home Depot and gathered my supplies, then got started by writing out the cut list on the chalkboard in my workshop. I wanted to be able to mark it off as I made my cuts.
Once I had all of my cuts, I laid out the rest of my supplies so I wouldn’t have to search for them as I was building my bar cart. . I used Ana White’s list of supplies, but also needed ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Original Multi-Use 2090, Wooster® Pro Brushes (2” Nylon/Polyester Angle Sash Brush & 4.5”x3/8” Woven Cage Frame Roller) and Behr® Marquee™ Paint (Deep Space #750-F7 & Catalina Coast #PPU13-3). Ana used spray paint on hers, but I wanted a different look :)
I started by building my frame. I drilled pocket holes for some of them.
Once the frame was built, I was ready to add the slats to the top and bottom for shelves!
I made sure to space them out just a bit, then used wood glue and my Ryobi Airstrike Stapler to secure them.
Once my cart was built, I taped off the legs with my ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape. It’s the only tape I’ll use when painting, becuase it never bleeds! I wanted my cart to be two toned, so I planned on painting the top and bottom first, then the legs.
I got down to painting, and….
My bar cart is complete! I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out! It matches out patio furniture and I can move it around all over the place! Perfect for entertaining!
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