Bar Cart Styling: Picture Frame Tray

Picture frame tray holding glasses on a vintage bar cart | redleafstyle.com

For a while now I’ve been intending to create a stylish bar cart. I have a vintage cart that I found at Goodwill for $4 ages ago. At my old apartment I used the cart as a kitchen cart to hold my KitchenAid mixer and other odds and ends. In fact, this vintage cart was one of my favorite thrift store finds ever. But since I moved to my new home, it has just sat lonely in the sunroom accumulating junk.

But finally (finally!) I put in a bit of bar cart styling effort. It’s still far from the snazzy bar cart I’m imagining, but it’s getting there. Here’s what I did.

Picture frame tray holding glasses on a vintage bar cart | redleafstyle.com

I created a tray of sorts using a picture frame. By “created” I mean I got lucky. I was trying to figure out where I wanted to hang the picture frame and I set it down on the cart. Then inspiration struck. Why not use the picture frame as a tray to keep glasses organized on my bar cart? So that’s what I did.

Picture frame tray holding glasses on a vintage bar cart | redleafstyle.com

Lining up wine, martini and champagne glasses in rows looks nice, but I think this tray takes it one step farther. It’s just a little more interesting to look at and it creates a defined space for the glasses to go.

Picture frame tray holding glasses on a vintage bar cart | redleafstyle.com

Notice the fish print in the picture frame? It came from the same fish poster I cut up and framed on this mantle display. You could use just about anything to dress up your picture frame tray. Scrapbook paper, newspaper, artwork, drink recipes. You have so many possibilities!

Picture frame tray holding glasses on a vintage bar cart | redleafstyle.com Picture frame tray holding glasses on a vintage bar cart | redleafstyle.com

What do you think of my start at styling my bar cart? I hope I’m not the only one out there who is loving using a picture frame as a tray.


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