Making A Mini Bar

February 4, 2009 at 11:48 am (Inspiration) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Currently we hold all of our drink glasses, servers, shakers and wine and liqueurs in one of our kitchen cupboards.  But, I have always wanted to do something different with these items.  I would like to have some sort of mini bar in the kitchen or dining room.  This would be such easy access for entertaining.  Also, it would free up more cupboard space in the kitchen, which for us is at a premium!

I have recently seen a few photos of DIY bars and am in planning process for making one of our own.

This redone shelf unit was posted on Apartment Therapy.  I think this is great inspiration for our project.  A simple shelf unit like this would be easy to find and probably affordable.  I really love the wine racks and glass holders.  I also like the idea of lining the backs of cabinets with colorful ,fun paper.  Here is another picture of a mini bar with beautiful paper:

I also like the idea of using a bar cart or serving tray with a few bottles and glasses, but options like the cabinets in the pictures would give us much more space and probably be safer with pets, especially if there are doors.

I am very excited to get started on this project, and will keep you posted!

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2 Comments

  1. Megan said,

    I have just purchased a beautiful antique credenza that i am going to turn into a mini bar for myself! Any tips/tricks, ideas would be helpful! I would like to put a mirror backing, stemware hanger, wine rack as well into it somehow!

    • jessimarie33 said,

      Awesome! We used liquid nails for mounting the mirror. Worked very well. I also found stemware hangers and wine bottle hangers at Bed Bath and Beyond and online. It was a pretty easy project but with such payoff! Have fun and good luck!

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