After all of your awesome feedback about what to add to our teeny tiny dining room, I am 97.5% sure we're going to go with a bar cart. I think the airiness of it won't make the space seem lopsided, although I don't plan to load it up with stuff. I like an uncluttered space, anyway. So I'm thinking only a few accessories, maybe decant our hooch into some vintage bottles. Ultimately, I need a surface to use during dinner, like a sideboard or buffet, but we just have zip room - for even the smallest buffets. Even the play kitchen, hanging out beside the table, is almost too big. Have I mentioned the space is small?
We decided to make a bar cart (of course), but when I started sketching designs I got a little overwhelmed. How do furniture designers do it? I just couldn't narrow down what I wanted and changed my plans daily. But then I spotted the perfect cart! Its high price tag ($800-$1200) almost gave me a mild heart attack, but we plan on getting our welding on to make our own version, for a fraction of the cost (barring any unforeseen thrifting successes). And, whew, pressure is off for designing the perfect piece!
This is the cart, the World's Away Hampton Bar Cart:
|This is about $1100! Yikes!|
I am thinking of painting it turquoise, which is actually a stock colour so I already get to see what it would look like:
I like that the squares echo the squares of our headboard (which I actually designed and didn't copy from anywhere - go me) and our desk (which I totally did copy).
Although, truthfully, I'm getting used to the play kitchen there (I'm delivering it in a few weeks).