One Bar Cart Two Ways (And A Giveaway!)

Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart

**The giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks to everyone who entered!**

A big thanks to Holly & Martin for providing the bar cart for this post and a SECOND one to give away to one lucky reader! Follow the instructions at the bottom of the post to enter.

I love when a piece of furniture or home decor can perform double duty, especially in a smaller home. Our row house in Philadelphia definitely falls into the "petite" category (it checks in right at a cozy 1200 square feet) so I'm always keeping an eye out for versatile pieces that will serve us well.

When Holly & Martin invited me to choose a piece of furniture from their collection, their Zephs Bar Cart in black immediately caught my eye because bar carts can be used in so many ways! Plus, after admiring them in so many others' homes and on Pinterest over the years, I'll admit that I couldn't turn down the opportunity to get my hands on one of my own.

To show you how versatile a bar cart* truly is, I decided to style it up in two completely different ways: in a traditional bar setup and as a spot to store and display wardrobe accessories. It was so fun to think creatively about how to pull off these two looks. I'd love for you to weigh in with which one you like best! Plus, find out how you can win one for your own home at the end of the post!

First up, the bar cart bar cart:

Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart
Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart
Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart
Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart

The Zephs Bar Cart is a great size - it has room for everything you could need in a drink station with room to spare, meaning there's even space to add a decorative piece or two! I also appreciate the fact that this particular bar cart is the same height as a typical countertop, which makes this piece really practical to use for prepping drinks. No awkward hunching over while you're swirling and pouring those cocktails. :)

I had fun moving this piece around to different spots in our dining room and kitchen and found that it fits in just about anywhere with its sleek black metal frame (it comes in white and gray too, by the way). It's like a rolling party cart! I particularly loved how it looked paired with my vintage Persian style rug in my kitchen. (Psst - you can see the whole kitchen right here if you're curious.)

Now let's head to setup number two!

Use your bar cart to store shoes, jewelry, and other wardrobe accessories:

Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart, creative uses for a bar cart
Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart, creative uses for a bar cart
Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart, creative uses for a bar cart
Bar carts are incredibly versatile! Style it up as a traditional drink station or use it in your bedroom for accessories. See both on the Mix & Match blog! // bar cart uses, bar cart setup, ways to use a bar cart, creative uses for a bar cart

Using furniture and decor in new or unusual ways is always a fun experiment, and using a bar cart to hold wardrobe accessories is certainly different. As it turns out, wine bottle racks are perfect for holding heels, and the glass racks work well for displaying jewelry like necklaces! If you had a mirror hanging above it, you could easily use this piece as a vanity too. Store your makeup on top and you've got the makings of an all-in-one place to get ready in the morning!

So tell me - what's your favorite out of these two ideas? Would you use a bar cart with a traditional bar setup, or get creative with storing your accessories?

Now before I get to the giveaway, I wanted to share a few general comments about Holly & Martin's functional, stylish, and affordable pieces - those three adjectives add up to a winning combination in my book! I can speak to the fact that they stand the test of time as well, since we've had one of their coffee tables in our living room for three years now. After three moves, it has held up beautifully and we always get compliments on it. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen it a number of times. :) Their pieces are easy to assemble and thoughtfully designed - definitely take some time to look through their collection!

Finally, I love that you can find Holly & Martin pieces in a lot of places you already shop online including Wayfair, Overstock, The Mine, and Hayneedle. Each place carries a different selection, so be sure to hunt around if you're on the lookout for a specific piece.

**The giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks to everyone who entered!**

All right, now let's get to that giveaway I promised!

Holly & Martin has generously offered a second black Zephs Bar Cart that I have the pleasure of giving away to one of you! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post telling me how you would use a bar cart in your own home along with your email address. You can also enter the giveaway on Instagram - keep an eye out for a post that will go live at 9pm EST on 9/4/17!

Terms and conditions: This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18 and older, and closes on 9/12/17 at 11:59pm EST. A winner will be chosen at random and has 10 days to claim his or her prize. If, after 10 days, the winner has not claimed the prize, another winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway is being run concurrently on Instagram, but is in no way sponsored, associated, endorsed or administered by Instagram.

 

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