So truth be told, this is not an actual bar cart. My mom is an esthetician and it is actually an old waxing/facial cart she had in her spa. It also used to be white-which was fine for her purposes, but when I knew what I wanted to use it for, the white had to go and with the help of my lovely boyfriend, we spray painted it gold 🙂
We bought the record player about 4 years ago and have had it in every home we’ve had, aside from Florida, so moving back to California we immediately knew we’d be reunited with it and couldn’t wait to buy more records! The first of which was Bruno Mars’ 24K (we’re obsessed), with Keith Urban’s Ripcord (my all time favorite album) coming in soon.
Whenever we have a date night in or are cooking together we usually will throw in a Frank Sinatra record or Italian record of some sort. The latest additions to our record collection are actually 2 Disney movie soundtracks that we bought during our DisneyWorld trip: The Little Mermaid (my favorite Disney movie) and then The Lion King (Joey’s favorite Disney movie) and we recently bought the soundtrack to *nerd alert* The Guardians of the Galaxy on vinyl- but seriously, that “Awesome Mix” playlist is pretty great.
The shelves are decorated with pictures, candles, and some coffee table-esque books. That picture in the background is actually a postcard from our favorite Italian restaurant back in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Louie Bossi’s; which you can read about here, if you’d like 🙂
And then of course, some decorative polaroid photos (I have a pretty big obsession with my polaroid camera and have polaroid photos everywhere).
The two cups are from Francesca’s and are so much fun- they even came with drink recipes that we are looking forward to trying!
The photo on the second shelf is of my sister and I kissing Joey at my best friend’s wedding. Amilee and Joey are literally two of the most important people in my life; so I needed to have them both represented somewhere 🙂
Tips for spray painting furniture
-Make sure you buy the right type of spray paint: this depends on the material that you’re spray painting, they have different paints for metal, wood, aluminum, plastic, etc. If you don’t use the right one; the paint won’t adhere to your piece.
-Put newspaper down EVERYWHERE! We forewent this and now have an entirely gold porch.
-Apply paint evenly. You don’t want certain areas to look heavier/darker than others. Especially if your furniture is going to be in a space that gets a lot of light, making uneven application even more noticeable.
Happy Sunday friends! See you next time.