Maybe it’s from binge-watching Mad Men and enjoying its retro decor, but I’m enamored with the idea of adding a bar cart to my living room. It solves the problem of not having enough auxiliary serving space. Plus, it could add a bit of zip and style, thus be practical and stylish at the same time. My living room has the perfect empty spot for it.
This one is too small.
Too expensive to refurbish.
Too newish looking.
Lovely, but too expensive.
Almost perfect, but sadly too unavailable from Restoration Hardware.
Might be too large?
What’s Goldilocks to do?
kMg caught wind of my hunt for the just right bar cart based on my trip to Scott Antique Market and reading about my oldest daughter’s first grown-up digs. This week I received an email from her with this item from the Threshold collection at Target.
Initially I thought this was available only online, but Alison found out that one was on the floor at our local Target. What are friends for? I rushed over to check it out, and came home with it to see it in the space.
It wasn’t too anything, although maybe a little utilitarian and masculine in the current aged gold finish, but it was priced comfortably at $129. At that price, should I decide to keep it, I don’t mind taking the Rub ‘n Buff
to brighten the gold and possibly remove the wooden planks and install mirrors instead. Alison and I agreed that it’s not a statement piece, but it also is not priced as such. I’m guessing my husband will have an opinion, so for now I’m going to let this decision percolate. Maybe I’ll find that Restoration Hardware piece after all….
What are you on the hunt for, Goldilocks? If it’s a bar cart, be sure to check out our new Pinterest Board for more ideas.
September 27, 2013