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8 Ways To Use A Tea Cart

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Hi everyone,

Tea carts are back! Yes, yes, yes! How cute are tea carts? You probably noticed the occasional tea cart while scrolling down your Pinterest, so it must be true, they really are back. But what I noticed is that tea carts are only being used for its purpose. So I’ll be breaking the rules today and saying that I won’t be doing that.

I know that we aren’t living in the age where we drink tea and sit around on our patios eating biscuits all day. So today I’ll be sharing 8 ways to use a tea cart that isn’t all meant for its purpose

First I want to start out about where I got my cart, this is kinda important because tea carts aren’t cheap. I purchased my first tea cart, about 2 years ago from OfferUp. I got it for around $40 (DEAL!)  and I love it, but unfortunately it looked a little dull for my taste. So I sanded it very lightly and painted it my absolute favorite color; gold. Now it’s perfect!

Tea cart makeover

I’m hoping that my ideas on how I used my teacart would be able to spring up the desire to start your own!

  1. Nightstand: Currently I’m using my cart as a nightstand. And oh does it look good, the size is perfect for all that I pile onto it. I’m the type of girl that when I taste the magic of my comfy bed, there is no way I’m getting out again. So I try to keep almost everything that I could possibly need arm length away.Processed with VSCO
  2. Bar/ refreshment area: This was the very first job that my tea cart had when I became its owner, and oh did it do its job well. When I was getting married and made my room into a big dressing room, I used this tea cart to hold our snack and refreshments.      8 ways to use a tea cart
  3. Bathroom: Now you’re probably wondering what in the world would a teacart do in a bathroom. Well actually more than you think, it’s a beautiful piece to have next to the bath. It can hold all your soaps, candles, and towels. Or even next to the sink to hold your makeup and perfume.8 ways to use a tea cart
  4. Closet: I know that we don’t all have walk-in closets, but for those that do (Lucky butts). A tea cart can be used to hold jewelry, shoes, or simply as a drop spot for clothes.8 ways to use a tea cart
  5. Side/ end table: If you need a table to hold your lamp or magazines in your living room, well spice it up and use a teacart instead. It looks unique and elegant and works really well to replace that same old wooden table. 8 ways to use a tea cart
  6. Kitchen helper: We all are always lacking storage room around the kitchen. So if you need another surface, here’s one that even looks good.8 ways to use a tea cart
  7. Décor: If you just like how it looks, then hey set it up anywhere. Slap some décor on there, maybe some pumpkins for fall, or some lights for Christmas. And there you have a beautiful stage for all that décor that you couldn’t find room for anywhere else.8 ways to use a tea cart
  8. Teacart: Yes my last idea for the teacart is to use the teacart as a teacart. It’s actually pretty amazing. Sometimes I pull out my nightstand for when I have my girls coming over for coffee. I pull it up right next to use, so it makes for a comfortable arrangement. 8 ways to use a tea cart


I would like to take a second and thank my dear friend Alex for letting me use her beautiful home so I can photoshoot my tea cart. Visit her blog, she has some great ideas & a beautiful home.

My hope is that this post gave you some great ideas on how to use your tea cart. If you end up using any of my ideas or have your own; PLEASE share them with me, I would love to see what you came up with.



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  1. Cynthia Nicoletti

    November 4, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Love it !! I did something similar a few years ago. Yours looks fabulous.


      November 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Awesome! What are you using it for?

  2. Kimberly Lewis

    November 4, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    That looks so amazing!


      November 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Thanks! Glad you liked it

  3. Julie Maloney

    November 4, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I love the tea cart for all of those uses! I actually have one somewhere and I was using it as a side table and I don’t know where it went off to! I’m going to see about getting it back out.


      November 4, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Great idea!

  4. Kimberly C.

    November 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    So creative of you to paint it gold. It looks fabulous and is so useful in many different ways. Very stylish decor piece.


      November 4, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Honestly, I paint almost everything gold, we all got weaknesses.

  5. Amber Myers

    November 4, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I feel like I need one of these now! I love all these different uses.


      November 4, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Everyone needs one, they are great for anything and look so good!

  6. Mihaela Echols

    November 4, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    These ideas are so cute and i love that you didnt clutter it, because less is more,and it adds to the cute classy tea cart you have.


      November 4, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Clutter is my biggest pet peeve, so YES!

  7. Scott LaPierre

    November 4, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    We host people pretty often, and my wife is really into homemaking.
    Might have to show her this to help with hospitality!


      November 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      OH YES! It’s so great for parties! especially for like a little pull-up refreshment table!

  8. Carol ("Mimi")

    November 4, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Great ideas! This is something you might find at a thrift shop or yard sale. It’s great to see so many uses for it.


      November 4, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      glad you liked it!

  9. Our Family World

    November 4, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I had an old tea cart and I think, I need to re-paint it like yours. I love the idea of NightStand.

  10. Jacqui Odell

    November 4, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Lots of great ideas! I really wish I had one. I would like it in the bathroom or by the bed (that was a good idea too!).

  11. nicole

    November 5, 2016 at 5:50 am

    I love how it looks like decor! I think it would also be a nice ad to a small reunion. Like hello here comes all the treats!

  12. Hey Sharonoox

    November 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    This is such a lovely idea! I really like all the different ways you used for the tea cart. My favorite are the ones in the living room and bath room. They looks stylish!

  13. Ari | Naturally Ari

    November 5, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Love versatile furniture pieces like this! I’d love to find one to use as a coffee cart or a wine cart!

  14. Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi

    November 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Such creative ideas! 🙂 Can I use a tea cart to make a coffee station? Or is that too confusing? lol 😉


      November 7, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      No, that would be just perfect!

  15. Crystal Gard

    November 6, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    These are beautiful ways to use a tea cart in non traditional ways. I like the idea of using it as a side table

  16. Vera Sweeney

    November 7, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    That looks so handy for in the kitchen!! I love that the wheels allow it to roll where ever you need it to go to.

  17. Carol Cassara

    November 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Using it as a nightstand or side table is a pretty cool idea and something that I would do at home. These are all lovely ideas anyway!

  18. Elizabeth O.

    November 8, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I love a tea cart that has this classic feel, it’s really sophisticated and very beautiful. I wouldn’t mind having this as a bed side table! It’s really lovely!

  19. Ashley Cristofano

    February 11, 2017 at 7:55 am

    This is beautiful, very creative! It’s so crazy how expensive bar carts are. I’ve been looking for months for a nice looking one that wasn’t $400 . I never thought of OfferUp, thanks for the great advice!

  20. Ola

    February 11, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Great ideas for the tea cart. It’s definitely a home decor staple that will never go out of style.

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