Before/After Mini Bar

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A DIY minibar created from a free computer cart...by 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 cart...by 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!

Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Inspire Me Heather

    October 9, 2012 at 7:43 am

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

    • miznelliebellie

      October 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you! ARen’t those corbels fantastic!

  2. Gwen

    October 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Wicked awesomeness. Choo know how I feel about Margaritas…

    • miznelliebellie

      October 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Choo feel good about Margaritas? Like me!

  3. keri @ shaken together

    October 8, 2012 at 3:04 am

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

  4. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus

    October 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

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

    • miznelliebellie

      October 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Yes maam! I told you I did it! And I did. Tomorrow? I’ll have yours all mixed up!

  5. debbiedoos.

    October 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    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!

    • miznelliebellie

      October 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you!! Oh oh…I better check that Pin-it button!! Thanks for the heads up!

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