My vintage brass bar cart

I have been quite obsessed with bar carts. They are glamorous and make me feel like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Here are some awesome bar carts from other bloggers:

Joanna, from A Cup of Jo

Naomi from Design Manifest

Camille Styles

And some unknown sources:

At my fave vintage store on SE Hawthorne, House of Vintage, I spied this beauty.


Lots of crap on top, but lots of potential.


I googled ways to clean the brass.

First I tried ketchup.


Then I tried a vinegar/baking soda mix. It bubbled up. I felt like a mad scientist.


But then I had to resort to Brasso. And here she is.



See the gold glasses on the bottom tier? Thrifted!!


3 thoughts on “My vintage brass bar cart

  1. I love it! i’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect bar… I might even have a whole pinterest board devoted to it. For now I’m using a desk that I found on the side of the road that had rat poop in the drawers. I swear it looks nicer than I made it sound just then.

  2. Just got a 1950’s cart off Craigslist for $30- lurve
    Can’t wait to clean & load it up- cheers!

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