Sip Appeal

It’s that season to hang out with your friends and do some outdoor entertaining and the bar cart is the central station for hosting that event.  After all, that’s where you’ll find the drinks.  All these carts featured here are perfectly styled for hosting that afternoon soiree to have a few “toast it ups” for the day.



And so are the ones here:


Remember the bar cart I bought here?  Well, that poor little darling has taken a bit of a beating over the past two years.  It suffered slight weather damage and I’ve been trying to decide if I want to paint it or refinish it.

The wood is discolored and the brass is very dull.  Dilemnas, dilemnas, until the generosity of my blogger/friend Ginene, over at Fox and Finch Antiques introduced me to New Life Mask.  She used it on her beautiful Edwardian child’s chair.  Not only was the upholstery fantastic, but the wood was refinished beautifully.  So, I figured I’d give it a try on this bar cart.  See how bad the wood was discolored.

Ginene was right about how easy it was.. (ubelievably easy).  Apply the mask on the wood and rub in, let it sit about 5 mins and wipe off.  Then follow up with the moisturizer.  Do you see the difference it made so far..

I was like “OH YEA!!”… this is my kind of refinishing.   Then I used Rustoleum brass spray paint to make the brass shine again. And now the bar cart is back with complete Sip Appeal!

I can’t get over how easy this project was.. by far was one of the quickest.  The hardest part was taping.

I think it looks better than when I first bought it.  And to think I was dreading another tedious project..  Ginene, I can’t thank you enough for your kind heart and generosity.  This bar cart is finished and back to having Sip Appeal

Just in time because my girls are here for the big yard sale and we’ll have a little chill time after our day is over.


Have you gotten your bar cart ready for entertaining??  If not… get ready because Summer is here!





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