Unbox utility card and sort pieces, set aside all metal (grey) bars, and screws to be spray painted. I would recommend painting these as individual pieces. Using the Krylon gold paint, spray all metal bars with 2-3 coats of a paint. I wanted a more metallic look, so I opted to purchase 2 cans. Only lightly spray screws, and be carefully not to strip paint during assembly. Once all pieces have dried, assemble and voila! a brand new bar cart for less than $40!
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