Happy Saturday, everyone! Today I am sharing my colorful take on a portable bar made from a GSL Gypsy Wagon. My fellow design team member Nichola Battilana posted a fabulous walk through on assembling a GSL Gypsy Wagon on YouTube. Let me show you how I made this one my own.
I wanted to add counters at both windows, so simply cut a tongue depressor the width of the window and painted it white. To stabilize the counter, I cut a piece of square basswood dowel, painted it white, and glued it inside just under where the counter will sit. The colorful papers I used in this project came from Graphic 45's Fairie Dust and Rare Oddities collections.
One end of the wagon has a doorway and the other has a window. I opted out of the window by papering over it as I wanted a shelf to hold liquor bottles inside. The shelf is another length of dowel painted white.
I hung cocktail and gypsy themed images on the interior walls.
The little signs were made from a chalkboard sign generator found here. I edged the windows with black dresden trim and gave them little purple accents at the top by using bindis, which you can find online or in an international market.
I made little cheese platters from polymer clay and poly clay canes. The platters are made from a round disc of cardboard covered with a scrap of woodgrain paper.
set. I put the chairs aside for a future project. After assembling it with tacky glue, I painted it with acrylic paint and edged it with a small length of black and white trim. The crystal ball is a marble glued onto a bead cap. I also used bead caps to decorate the wheels. The little pillows are made from a small piece of batting with fabric glued around it. The cocktails are tinted Ice Resin.
Here is a view from the top. The flooring is a scrap of woodgrain scrapbook paper. I like being able to see inside the wagon so much I decided not to glue the roof in place. I am, for now, just setting it on top so it can be removed to view and/or refurnish the interior.
I set up a little picnic spot on the rear bumper of the wagon. So inviting!
I adore peeking through the windows!
Thanks for stopping by!
GSL Products Used
Other Supplies Used
Graphic 45 Fairie Dust and Rare Oddities collections
Polymer clay & poly clay canes
Fabric and batting scraps