(photo: Habitually Chic)
I was searching Austin's Craigslist for a friend and came across the perfect bar cart, which was listed for $125 in Lockhart, Texas (a small town about 2 hours and 45 minutes away). Thankfully, Lockhart just so happens to be the BBQ Capital of Texas so it was an easy sell to convince Justin to make it "on our way" to Austin.
We showed up and walked around the antique shop, which had a bunch of gorgeous pieces in perfect condition at great prices. The owner pointed us in the direction of the bar cart and told me no matter the price marked, he would honor the Craigslist price. He asked what it was and I told him $125; he said he had it marked for $120, but that he would take $100. Sold!! I didn't even have to negotiate -- he knocked down the price without me even asking! (Although, for the record, I thought I was already getting a heck of a deal for $125.) Check out this ebay auction, which has ended. They look pretty similar right? That one was listed for $695.
So with all that build up, here she is in all of her bar-cart glory. Amazing, right?
And all styled up.
In case you're curious, those frames above the cart contain hand-written recipes from our family.
I love the look of displayed glassware, but I have an aversion to storing glasses out in the open. It's easier for them to get dusty and ours would probably end up with puppy noses on them!
And see those fun stripey straws? Justin bought them for me (without any hints) for Christmas. They are perfect to display on the bar cart!
One of my favorite parts of the cart are its neat little casters.
And just in case you want to take a gander at our liquor selection (which I always like to do), here you go.
The more embarrassing ones (peppermint schnapps) and the ones in not so pretty
So the moral of the story is: