I know I said I was going to the big DC Flea Market last weekend but my plans changed after I suddenly decided it was time to remove my window bars. Doing that required a trip to the hardware store, which required looking in every aisle, which then required going in every store between the hardware store and my apartment because I was in the mood to browse. This took several hours.
After collecting all those gorgeous inspirational images I couldn’t very well abandon the idea of a bar cart, so I headed over to the Georgetown Flea Market on Sunday morning. I think it was meant to be because we found an ADORABLE retro bar cabinet and, after it was painted in a rich slate blue-gray, it matched the new sofa perfectly! It was $70 and, ordinarily, I wouldn’t pay that for a small piece… But it was just too perfect to leave behind.
Isn’t it so cute?! I just love the etched glass. The little tin tray we also found at the flea market, featuring a beer from Rochester, NY — where The Scientist is from! We couldn’t pass it up. The flowers are from Whole Foods (I took 2 bunches I liked and threw them together) and the Roman transit stop print is from Fab, although the frames and mats were inexpensive Amazon finds.
What do you think? Not bad for a weekend outing, eh? And now we have a place to display our beautiful stainless steel barware we received as wedding-related gifts, in addition to some of our lovely vintage pieces. Hooray!
21 thoughts on “Welcome home, retro bar cabinet!”
You got that at a flea market!?!? Take me with you next time!
Yes, ma’am! :D
Love this idea! might have to set one up at my house, blog about it and link back! thanks for sharing! XO
YAY! Please do :D
Wow! I love it! Great find and totally worth it!
It looks great!!
Thank you so much! :D
Always want to buy pretty bottles of liquor—now I have an excuse!
Yay! Set something up, Mad Men style, and then send me the photos ;)
Looks great! Nice find.
Thanks! I was so happy when I found it!
Super exeitcd to see more of this kind of stuff online.
Love it all! Tres Chic! xo Kristin
That’s fantastic! So glad you found what you were looking for. Now your pictures can serve as inspiration for others. Love it. – Rene
Are you kidding?70.00 was well worth it for that bar cabinet. I’m sure you can always put wheels on it, no problem! Looks fantastic! :)
I love your framed poster/sign with the Italy neighborhoods. I would love one of my own!
Thank you! I love them so much, too! :D