I made a change in the living room the other weekend.
I switched out a small end table for my grandmother’s vintage bar cart. I’ve envisioned using this cart as an end table for as long as I’ve had it, and I love how it looks in the living room.
The top tray is the perfect height for a lamp, and the shelves give us more space for the phone, answering machine (we’re still old-school here in the country), some storage and display, and even some room left over for a drink and a snack.
Plus the brass, glass and wood is pretty.
Bar carts have become so popular. I think the reason is in part because they are such versatile furniture.
In my grandmother’s house, this cart lived in a corner of the dining room and held her silver tea set. As much as my grandmother enjoyed an adult beverage now and then, this cart was known as a tea cart.
When it came to our (first) house, it served the same purpose, sitting in our dining room and holding my silver tea set.
It did that for awhile here at the farm too. But I knew it could do more.
When we added the third part of our new-to-us china cabinet to the dining room, the tea cart got a chance to try something new and moved in to the living room.
It will be here for at least awhile. But I’m also envisioning it in a bedroom as a night table. So much potential…
Do you have a bar cart at your house? How do you use it? Are you a fan of bar carts? Have you ever heard of a tea cart?