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A DIY Beverage Cart

 
If like mine, your sweet little babies are growing up on you and you no longer need a changing table, consider holding onto that piece of nursery furniture and upcycling it into…..
 
a beverage cart! 
 
 
So….I bought this little wood-and-laminate number that I saw on a Facebook yard sale for $20….
 
…..and made it into this.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
The more I thought about it, I realized this piece is actually pretty versatile!
 
 
 

 

My kiddos’ tea cups hail from my childhood home.

I can’t wait to use this on Christmas morning as a hot chocolate and coffee bar!

 
 

And now – my favorite use of this little changing table that could……

 
Strawberry Arnold Palmer……yum.
 
 
 
The use of this cart on our deck was my ultimate goal, since someday when we do the kitchen renovation we’ll have a place to store our liquor and barware. The cart is pretty light and easy to move, and I think it’s going to get a lot of use over the years.
 
In addition to using a changing table as a bar cart or coffee station, imagine it painted a fun color, with baskets for storage in a kid’s room, or with stacks of books and a fabulous globe in a study.
 
So – the moral of this story – hang on to your changing tables, mamas!  You never know how you could repurpose it someday when your babies grow up on you, too!
 
I had tons of fun making mercury glass shelves for this beverage cart, as well as blinging it out with gold casters – quick tutorials for both coming this week!
 
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Toni

Friday 1st of January 2016

I'm SO late to this post! But I stumbled upon it looking for just this!!! I've got two babes, ages 7 & 5... I cried when their cribs were gone...cried when the strollers went...almost lost it as their car seats went forever away... But now, I had just this one item of infancy left: a gorgeous, quite pricey changing table that's been used for storage in a closet, but now had met it's day. "NO!!" I cried, "Not you too!!" There had to be a method of salvation in this matter.

And then I found your post!!! This is beyond brilliant and we could totally use a bar cart!!! Yours is gorgeous & versatile! I can't wait to love on her and make her new & purposeful again, all the while hanging on to a past I can't let go! Love your blog! Thank you!!!

Toni

Friday 1st of January 2016

This is beyond fabulous and I cried!! I've got two kiddos, 7 & 5, and everything is gone...cribs, car seats, strollers... I cried as each thing disappeared from my life. So bittersweet. The last thing to remain is a gorgeous, quite pricey changing table stored in a closet as storage. But it had now met its day. "NO!!", I cried, "Not you too!!!"...

So as I searched the web for repurposing ideas, I found you! We need a bar/drink cart!! This is beyond genius and I squealed with delight as it's an easy project to tackle! Thank you SO much for this! Your cart is gorgeous, versatile and let's me hang on to my past for a while longer!

Mrs. Larson's Classroom Happenings

Saturday 16th of November 2013

What did you use on your shelves? And where could I purchase some?

bj

Tuesday 8th of October 2013

oh boy...this is AWESOME...I love how it looks...you did a super job on it. My daughter is gonna love this idea...Over from KATHE

Laurel Stephens

Wednesday 2nd of October 2013

Popped over today from your feature at Elizabeth & Co. I've never seen such a nice changing table with curvy legs like this before. Score! It makes the perfect bar/beverage table, and I'd never have guessed it was once a changing table. Wonderful!