{DIY} Outdoor Bar Cart

Hi friends…how was your weekend? I had a ball at the Haven Conference…it’s always fun to hang out with people who get as ga-ga over glue guns and spray paint as I do. So many of these girls have become close, real-life friends, so it didn’t really feel like a ‘blogger conference.’ I haven’t looked through my pics, but hopefully I have enough (suitable) ones to do a re-cap post. I’ll get back to you on that.
Today I’m sharing the super simple DIY for our new Patio Barcart. I mean, crazy simple.
Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover
Hi Sugarplum | DIY Outdoor Bar Cart
Hi Sugarplum | DIY Outdoor Bar Cart
Hi Sugarplum | DIY Outdoor Bar Cart

{What You Need}
Basic wire storage shelves (I used these for $20)
Spraypaint
Casters (optional)
Hi Sugarplum | DIY Outdoor Bar Cart
{What You Do}
Assemble the shelves. Paint them. Attach the casters to the bottom. Done!
Hi Sugarplum | DIY Outdoor Bar Cart

Hi Sugarplum | DIY Outdoor Bar Cart
Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover
So simple and so fun, right?! And the storage options are endless for using it outside. It’s lightweight and compact, too, so it moves around easily, and fits in small nooks.
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You can check out the full Patio Reveal here. Stay tuned for more tutorials on this space, including the tassel pillow, side table, and towel hooks!
Other Patio projects include:
{Source List}

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24 Comments

  1. They look very gorgeous and all in different designs…they are great ideas for a good home.
    Modern House

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  2. This is so cute! I think it would work well in a bathroom or kitchen too.

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  3. the gold paint looks great! xo jillian – cornflake dreams 

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  4. I think I need to DIY a bar cart for the ranch house!!! 🙂 Yours is soooooooooooooo cute!!!

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  5. This is genius. I'll definitely be adding this to our outdoor space!

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  6. Simply LKJ wrote:

    Love this Cassie, as it is something attainable for most!! And, love that you sprayed it gold!!

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  7. Vel Criste wrote:

    I did something just like that too that I now use as a coffee station 🙂

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  8. Love the styling and of course the gold 🙂 great job Cassie! xo Kristin

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  9. I am so in love with this idea! Thanks for sharing! This is so FAB! 😉

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  10. Cassie, this is genius! Never in a million years would I have thought to turn those storage shelves into something used for more than storage! It was so great to meet you this weekend by the way! 🙂

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  11. Allison wrote:

    You make everything look pretty Cassie! I am a fan of gold spray paint and I think I need that cart in our pool area. Great idea with the towels! Haven looked like so much fun! I have got to get with it and quit putting off my blog and attend Haven next year!

    Posted 7.14.14 Reply
  12. I love this!! I have been wanting a bar cart forever…unfortunately, they are all sold out or out of my price range. This is such a cute alternative!!

    xo, Taylor

    Posted 7.15.14 Reply
  13. Bar car is something that I've always wanted and this you make is awesome!
    End of tenancy cleaning Richmond

    Posted 7.15.14 Reply
  14. Love this Cassie… It'd be great by my pool!

    Posted 7.15.14 Reply
  15. Meredith wrote:

    This is perfect, because I have been searching for something like this that is not too expensive. I am not a super DIYer, but I think even I can handle this!

    Posted 7.15.14 Reply
  16. Clever! I never would have thought of using wire shelves!

    Posted 7.15.14 Reply
  17. Kelly U wrote:

    Where did you get the casters and what size are they?

    Posted 7.27.14 Reply
    • Hi Kelly — the casters are from Home Depot…and they are the small ones that have a post on them…so it slides up in the hole of the cart leg. Hope this helps!

      Posted 7.28.14 Reply
    • Kelly U wrote:

      Can you pls be more specific? Help! Thx

      Posted 7.31.14 Reply
    • There isn't a link to them online…but someone in the store will be able to lead you in the right direction! Just show them the storage rack, and they'll find the perfect casters for it!

      Posted 7.31.14 Reply
  18. Carlie wrote:

    Hi! I have the exact same cart, and am having zero success with casters. The posts are too big for the holes with the smallest I can find at any store. (The wheels get smaller but not the posts!) I'm assuming you somehow found smaller- then how did you attach them? Glue? Thanks for your help!

    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
    • Hi Carlie! My wheels just fit right in?!?! I do have one that pops out a lot, so I used glue to keep it in place. I don't wheel the cart around much, so that helps too. xo

      Posted 6.19.15 Reply
  19. Robyn wrote:

    I love this cart makeover! Having purchased all the supplies I am wondering if I need to rough up the shiny metal finish before painting?

    Posted 11.1.16 Reply
    • thanks Robyn! I think just a light dusting of spray primer would be enough!

      Posted 11.2.16 Reply