Farmhouse Kitchen Island Cart
Hello and welcome to the cottage! Today I’m sharing my latest completed assignment with Better Homes & Gardens. This month, the focus was on family, and creating a relaxed space to enjoy and make memories together. Well, my family loves to eat! And I’m always trying to tweak our kitchen space to better function for us, so I welcomed the challenge.
I decided on the Modern Farmhouse Multi-Purpose Cart to help out with this, and it’s been perfect!
We already put it through it’s paces for our big 4th of July bash, and the traffic flow in the kitchen was vastly improved (the farm table is now in front of the fireplace). Using it as a kitchen island, it definitely got an A+ from me. If you follow me on Facebook & Instagram, you got sneak peeks of it when I was wishing you all a happy Independence Day.
For today though, I decided to use it as a snack bar!
I’m doing lemonade, popcorn and candy for a family movie night while Austin is home visiting. He was definitely sneaking ‘props’ while I was trying to take pictures to share. Just like old times. It’s so nice having my little candy-snatcher home!
Adding a tray to a bar stool gives you an instant mini table!
I love this trick and use it all the time.
I got the multi-purpose cart a few weeks ago, and easily put it together by myself, in about 2 hours. Like the other pieces I’ve put together from the Better Homes & Gardens line, it went together beautifully and it’s got a nice weight to it. The body looks like weathered barn wood and the top is laminate, but has a slight texture and looks like concrete!
The first shelf flips over, so you can use it as a shelf or you can use the slotted side, for wine bottle storage.
I opted for the shelf so I could have two shelves for storage. I may have gone a bit overboard with the Tootsie Rolls….
Austin will be home again soon for his 21st birthday and I know we are going to load it up for his party. Yes, I just typed “21st Birthday”. I can’t believe it!!
I stacked popcorn bowls and lemonade glasses in the galvanized two-tier shelf.
On the counter behind the cart, I set up the candy bar.
This would also be a great set-up for a birthday or get together. I can see a sundae bar, and so many possibility.
Plus, it’s easy to move around, since it has wheels! I could even push it out onto the deck and use it as a real bar! Especially with that slotted bottle holder shelf option.
But today, it’s all about movies and snacks!
The galvanized serve-caddy set is perfect for our family of 3!
When it’s time to serve up, you can get your popcorn, drink… and your personal bucket-o-candy.
If you’ve got kids. This is great because everyone can have the same exact thing… and amount. lol!
The galvanized trays are great for getting your goodies over to the TV.
Now we’ll just need to agree on a movie! We will probably end up streaming something from Netflix. Streaming has well and truly changed the way we enjoy movies and TV shows, but there are some videos that are blocked based on your location which can be frustrating. One of my friends knows quite a lot about computers though and she has suggested that we invest in a VPN. A virtual private network allows you to stream videos that are normally only available in certain countries. If you are thinking of upgrading to a VPN, expressvpn is a great pick that might be worth a look.
As always, I’m including links below to all my Better Homes & Gardens items. If you can’t get to a Walmart, or find what you are looking for at your local store, you can shop online! I do this often and it’s been a fantastic experience.
Better Homes & Gardens Modern Farmhouse Multi-Purpose Cart [no longer available]
Better Homes & Gardens Galvanized 2-Tier Tray [click here]
Better Homes & Gardens 2 Gallon Beverage Dispenser [click here]
Better Homes & Gardens Galvanized Stand/Bucket (out of stock)
Better Homes & Gardens Galvanized Serve Caddy (out of stock)
Better Homes & Gardens Anniston White 16pc Dinner Ware Set [click here]
Better Homes & Gardens Bar Stools (2) [click here] FYI: You can buy them as single, double or triple sets. The more you buy, the better deal!
Better Homes & Gardens Collin Metal Dinning Chair (2) [click here]
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