I have been longing for a glam gold bar cart since we moved into this house. I see them all over Instagram, Pinterest, and all my favorite stores and have restrained several times from pulling the trigger and bringing one home. We’ve had a lot of other priorities when it comes to buying furniture and decorating, so my budget for a bar cart was non-existent if you ask my hubby. A while ago, I found the cutest Ikea Hack on Style Me Pretty for one made from an Ikea Utility Cart and I haven’t let it go. How could you not pass on a gold and marble bar cart for under $40!?
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Unpack your cart and set the white shelves and drawer aside. Lay out all the metal pieces on top of the box (including screws). From 6-12″ above, begin spraying an even coat of gold spray paint on the metal. Let dry for 30 minutes and flip all the pieces over. Coat the back side with the gold spray paint making sure to fully cover everything.
While the paint is drying, measure out the marble contact paper for each shelf. You want to make sure to have enough to wrap around the sides and underneath to complete the look. Pull off the paper backing of one end and begin to place the contact paper on the shelf. Use a credit card to smooth out the bubbles in the contact paper as you go. It’s very important to be patient and go slow when peeling the paper off and pressing the contact paper onto the shelf. When you get to the corners, use the X-acto knife to cut the contact paper out. These will be against the frame, so you will not need any contact paper on the sides of the corners. Once you are finished, repeat this step for all shelves.
Once you have your contact paper on and the spray paint has dried, assemble the cart using the instructions from Ikea. I chose to leave out the hooks on the top and the drawer to keep it simple. After you assemble, style your cart and enjoy!
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