Last Friday I shared my thrifted bar cart makeover and this week, as promised- I’m giving you a peek at how it looks styled! My office is currently a sad place, despite the beautiful herringbone hardwood floors. Everything else is original to the home and looks pretty blah. I spend 10+ hours in this space every day and I wanted it to feel a bit happier or more interesting until the time comes to renovate. For someone who talks about design and making home a place you love on a daily basis, the room I write these posts in is pretty mediocre. Ha! Insert, my cheap bar cart. Keeping with the thrifty budget, I found some beautiful items to stock it from Walmart Home. Click through to see how it turned out…
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Pretty, right?! I don’t really have drinks in my office (ok, ok- on Fridays maybe!), but I like the concept. It’s kind of a new age, traditional version of the mad men office cart, and let’s be real- I mostly like the way it looks. This cute little cart will also come in handy for entertaining this holiday season. I’m envisioning wheeling this thing into the living room or entryway and styling it for parties.
I dug “Derby” (the horse art) out of my prop closet and installed him above the cart because I figured if I was going through the effort of making my office a little better, I might as well. Do you guys remember when he hung in our first home? He lived in the mudroom! Then in our previous home, he was in the living room for a bit. I toned down his background color a few years ago, but one of our friends painted this for us and it’s Emmett’s childhood horse (who is still living, BTW).
I decked out the cart with some very classic and useful items. For starters, I cannot believe this bar set is only $18!! It looks super expensive and comes with a decanter, PLUS six heavy highball glasses. It would make a great holiday gift too.
I also added a task lamp to my desk. This modern matte white and brass table lamp is equally as impressive, ringing in at $29. Another steal! I like to keep candles in my office because I burn them when I feel stressed. It’s a trick my therapist taught me. This one smells really good and I like the minimalistic packaging and typography. I didn’t realize how handy candle tools (a wick trimmer and snuffer) were until I got some.
I also brought my cocktail napkins from our fall dinner party back out. They’re permanently going to live on the cart since they’re so pretty. I plopped some marble coasters on there, as well as a faux hydrangea arrangement that looks VERY convincing, and called it done!
Click directly on the items below, or use the links at the bottom of the collage to be redirected…
01: two tone marble coasters // 02: whiskey decanter & glassware set // 03: hemstitched cocktail napkins // 04: faux hydrangea flower arrangement // 05: wick trimmers // 06: knit throw blanket // 07: northern woods soy candle // 08: candle snuffer // 09: desk lamp // 10: picnic blanket
There are some seriously good finds in this roundup! I was able to score some simplistic neutrals, with subtle fall or holiday accents (the candle, striped blanket, etc) from Walmart Home. I’m hoping my bar cart vignette looks much more timeless and expensive than it actually was!
This is my last contracted post with Walmart and I have to say- I had so much fun working with them and finding beautiful pieces to style throughout our home. I hope many of you were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the budget-friendly posts! If you missed any of the posts in the series, you can use the links below to travel back in time and check them out…
- Summer Vignettes & Prep for House Guests
- My Kitchen Cart & Weekend Entertaining Essentials
- The Best Peach Pie
- Outdoor Fall Patio Dinner Party
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Do you like how I styled it? Do you remember the horse art from our previous homes? Did you think this 80’s cart would actually turn out cool? Haha!
We’re leaving for vacation this weekend, but I worked double time and have a full week of posts lined up while I’m out-of-office, so please check back on Monday! I hope you all have an awesome weekend.