Before/After Mini Bar

A DIY minibar created from a free computer NellieBellie

This DIY mini bar began it’s life as a rolling computer table. Nate picked it up off the side of the road for me. He’s a keeper…I know. When it came home I wasn’t quite sure what it was going to be. So, I left it and looked at it occasionally. Until…I had an aha moment! This is what the diy mini bar began as…


The first thing I did was add a basket as a “shelf”. I easily could have added an ordinary shelf. And, you could do that. But, I had this wire basket that I had sitting around and knew it would work great for this purpose. So, the basket it was!



I used the hooks that are for garages. (That’s what we had). These are going to be for hanging wineglasses. I screwed them in part way…not all the way because I didn’t want it sticking through the other side…and they don’t need to be too terribly strong.



Yes, I realized this is painted in this picture but I forgot to show you that I added a slim basket to the side…for the corkscrew, small stuff.



I sprayed every inch of the table, baskets, and handles this great red color from Krylon.




I added 2 vintage brackets to the top, stringing jute between the two brackets. I use this jute to clip recipes to. And, it looks sooo cool!



A great knob from World Market looks great for hanging bar towels on!


And there you have it…my free table, spray paint, and household “stuff” gave me a fabulously cute bar!

This DIY minibar was created from a free computer NellieBellie

I have the ingredients out for a Margarita…my favorite!
Have you tried my recipe for Margarita cupcakes??? Yum!

NellieBellie: Margarita Cupcakes

And that pretty little mini bar is sitting in my Dining Room. Looking all sweet and lovely!


  1. Inspire Me Heather says

    Oh my gosh that is too cool girl! I love, love the corbels on the side – totally makes it! Cheers!

  2. keri @ shaken together says

    WOW – you really transformed this into something super cute! I’ll bake the cupcakes, you mix the margs … deal?!

  3. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus says

    Ahhhh!!! You did it– you reallly did do it! I love super perfect, just roll it around the house with you! Yes! Love the red as well! I will have mine on the thanks! :)

  4. debbiedoos. says

    This is such a clever idea! I google plused and stumbled. I do not see your pin it button? I really love this project girl!

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