Make Your Own Guest Room Mini Bar

Make-Your-Own-Guest-Room-Mini-Bar-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-1-7I, Kara, absolutely love having guests come to visit, and what better way to make them feel welcome than to make your own guest room mini bar for them to use during their stay? With everything from dry shampoo and makeup removing wipes to a notebook and pencil, and even a few cans of sparkling rosé, your guests are sure to feel the love so much so that they may never want to go home!Make-Your-Own-Guest-Room-Mini-Bar-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-1-7Make-Your-Own-Guest-Room-Mini-Bar-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-1-7Supplies:
metal tool box
-white spray primer
-spray paint in color of your choice
-painter’s tape
-snacks, beauty products, magazines, etc. to fill the mini barMake-Your-Own-Guest-Room-Mini-Bar-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-1-7Step One: Tape off the metal hardware on the tool box to keep it from being painted.

Step Two: Spray paint the tool box with the white primer and let dry for a few hours.

Step Three: Spray paint the tool box with the color of your choice. I painted only the exterior of the box to keep the inside safe for food items.

Step Four: Once the paint has dried for a few hours or overnight, remove the tape and fill with all your guest room provisions. Here are a few of the items I included in mine: dry shampoo, makeup removing wipes, pink Himalayan bath salts, magazines, notebook and pencil, nonperishable snacks, canned sparkling rosé, and bottles of fancy lemonade and water.Make-Your-Own-Guest-Room-Mini-Bar-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-1-7Make-Your-Own-Guest-Room-Mini-Bar-Click-Through-for-Tutorial-1-7Now that was simple, wasn’t it? Who knew a little bit of spray paint could transform a tool box into such a cute mini bar?! I haven’t had the chance to break this out for a guest yet, but I am excited to share it with the next guest who comes to stay the night! I know I would love to have this when I go to visit my friends and family, so I am sure they will love it! xo. Kara

Credits // Author and Photography: Kara Whitten.
  • Oh what a cute idea! How did you spray paint around the hardware so perfectly? Did you do any touch ups?


  • This is so darling. Can you tell me what color that paint is? It is the perfect shade of pink.

  • Sorry, but this us so random. Why not put the magazines on the nightstand and get a cutie patootie mini-mini fridge? Amazon has some that hold the volume of a six pack, come in cute colors, and then your guest isn’t forced to drink room temp rose LIKE A PAUPER!

  • What a great idea! I would love that as a guest and will definitely do it for mine as soon as I have a flat which is actually big enough to have guests! ?

  • What an absolutely amazing idea! Now, if only I had a guest room ?

  • This is delicious! I already keep a little basket in the guest room with a few practical essentials (wash cloth, toothbrush, mini-toothpaste, hand cream etc.) but I am very tempted to give something like this a try! Cute idea. ??

  • Love this toolbox idea! I always keep some snacks, drinks, and toiletries at hand for guests in a little basket, but I love the idea of having a special toolbox like this! So cute.

  • This is such a good idea! I’m always that friend that forgets a toiletry the needed, so this would be a life saver for me.

  • This is such a fun and cute idea! I love it!


  • LOVELY! We had a guest room for a while before the kiddos came (3!) now we have a full house but they are growing SO fast I know I’ll have a guest room again and this is an absolutely darling awesome idea! LOVE YOU ladies 😉
    Ursula @ {lovely modern DIYs}

  • What a cute idea, I would love to have a fun little mini bar like that!!


  • This is so cool! I would love to be a guest at your house, and if I ever have a guest room I’ll definitely do that!

  • This is such a sweet idea! We’re having more and more people come to stay with us and I’m learning how to be the best hostess! This will certainly make sure people want to come back 🙂

  • WOW! This is such a great idea for guests stay over. I definitely want to try this.

    Genevieve |

  • Wow! this is so cute and easy. Precisely today I’ve shared a guest room reveal on my blog and this would have been a perfect touch for it!!

  • I love the pink colour of the minibar. The shape is super cute too! Makes me wish I had a guest room just to make it myself – I would put it in my own room but I wouldn’t be able to stop snacking!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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