I sold this packed bamboo cabinet turned bar before we moved. I originally bought it for the bathroom but ended up buying a medical cabinet that fit the space better. I always thought this would be perfect storage in a kids’ room one day, but it wasn’t worth hanging on to while we’re away in Switzerland.
And now I’ve got the bar back on the brain. Why? Shiny objects. I am enamored with the vast selection of glassware, decanters and shakers available right now, and I’m dreaming up ways of using then in our home. Here’s what I am thinking.
I know that anytime I need vertical storage for a project, I go to the Vittsjo bookshelf (seen here), but honestly, I have yet to find a better shelving unit for the price that can be customized in so many different ways. I love all things gold right now, so I would paint this piece with my new favorite metallic spray paint.
Scott and I registered for classically simple glassware and got all of it from our good friend (thanks, Kelly Dyer!), but I haven’t had a place to display the graceful martini and champagne glasses she generously gifted to us. I believe in a well-edited bar, so I wouldn’t put everything out. Instead, I would keep our everyday (yes, I said EVERYDAY!) wine glasses in the cabinet next to the wine fridge (another wedding gift from the Dallas gang; thanks, ladies!) and get six of these fabulous tortoise shell goblets to add a little print to the bar area. A must purchase? This sophisticated shaker to pair with four blue glasses from our wedding centerpieces–the perfect pop of color.
At this point, you probably know I like mixing metals, evidenced here, here and here. My bar is no exception. This modern ice bucket was a sweet gift from Ann and would look stunning with the shaker, this decanter, these votives and this tray, already part of my collection. So much shine begs for something organic. I would add this vintage dough bowl and fill it with lemons or limes.
To style this bar, I would add a few small black-and-white prints. I currently have a crush on cacti, and I think it would be fun to have Scott photograph some up close. Guess we need a trip to Arizona. I’m inspired by some of these images on Etsy.
In French, you toast by saying Sante! (health). I want to create a custom typography print displaying this sentiment–in black and white as well. To finish off my bar, I would stack a few black and white books and showcase only the prettiest bottles of booze.
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