There’s something so nostalgic about a DIY project for Father’s Day. The Dolls couldn’t resist treating Cait’s husband – their Baby Bestie’s Dada – to a custom outdoor bar cart with Rust-Oleum.
Cait here! While our personal lives may lead us on different adventures, we stick together for the big events. So it was only natural to consult my bestie when planning my husband’s very first Father’s Day. We had an idea: Our Dollhouses have beautiful gilded bar carts filled with glittery champagne bottles, rosé, red wine and all the girly girl thangs. But, what about a bar cart with a manly twist… stocked with beer and cocktail fixings? Even better, what if we could make it deck-friendly!?
We found an old piece of outdoor furniture that needed some serious TLC. We gave it a good scrub, a fresh coat of Rust-Oleum Spray Paint and styled it to perfection. Check out this before and after! We can hardly believe it.
Here’s How We Did It:
- First we decided what our bar cart needed: a cooler for beer, a bottle opener and a tray for cocktails.
- We defined a color palette for the project: matte black, chrome and wood.
- Next, we headed to our local Home Depot to pick out our Rust-Oleum Spray Paints. The selection was great and we were able to find exactly what we needed – an outdoor spray paint & sealer in the colors we needed. We even had the idea to paint the rims of the bar cart in chrome.
- Spray painting the bar cart could not have been easier! After we scrubbed it down we gave it two coats of spray paint and a clear matte sealer. We also spray painted the cooler for a cohesive look and feel.
- Finally we loaded up the bar cart with all of Z’s favorite things: Coors Light, a few craft beers and manhattan supplies. We also included glassware and bar tools.
Head over to our Instagram @onceuponadollhouse to see Z’s reaction on video…. plus a special giveaway for a $1000 Home Depot Gift Card!
We can now officially say that we’ve watched paint dry together. And guess what, the whole process was so fun!