DIY: Wall Bar Update!

So I guess this isn't 100 % DIY because I definitely wouldn't have been able to do it without D's help.  But our Wall that is now a bar is looking great!  We originally planned to build just a wall, the wall would have a window that would fold down into a bar and my office would sit behind the wall.  But after working on that idea for a while, we realized that this would make too many big holes in the ceiling.  So instead we did this.  There are 0 holes in any walls from this project, everything is free standing so its literally a giant piece of furniture!  Here's a before for reference and a picture of me getting my work on (I can't take a normal picture to save my life)...

Putting that TV up on our wall was a workout.  I held the TV up for a good ten minutes, and just because its skinny doesn't make it light! But now that its on the wall it looks bigger and the screen looks so much clearer!  And there is a secret spot for our blu ray player and the kinnect.

And of course the best part, the bar accessories!  I shared my wine fridge on a Five on Friday post, but its still awesome.  And our new friend is our keg-a-rator.  We scored the mini-fridge for $40 from the same guy who sold us my wine fridge.  But altering it was certainly a tattered to taylored job!  My favorite part is our tap, it turned out looking so industrial, which is perfect for our Dallas loft.

We still need a permanent bar top, to put the keg into the bar, add a door in front of it, build our shelves in the middle, and sand down the bar stools to stain them.  Looks like another weekend of projects is ahead!


Laurie @ Disney 'n Diapers said...

What a great idea! I'm trying to convince my hubby we NEED a tiki bar on our deck! haha, I love that you now have space for a wine cooler!

Katie @ Champagne & Suitcases said...

This looks great... very West Elm/Park City esque!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

So fun!! This is such a great idea and it looks great! You guys are doing a great job!

<3, Pamela

Elise @ Cheers Yall said...

So stinkin' awesome, girlie! CHEERS! :)

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

It's looking so awesome and it's going to be great for entertaining!

BLovedBoston said...

You guys did such a great job and so awesome that there are actually no holes in the wall or anything so in case you're renting you dont have to worry about that!

MakeMeUpMia said...

This looks amazing, I seriously can't wait to see an entire apartment tour!

Carly Blogs Here said...

Are you kidding??? This is seriously so awesome! I'm with Mia & I can't wait to see the rest of the apartment!

Christi said...

This looks awesome. I can't wait to see it all come together.

Jillian Manesh said...

im So impressed! this looks great! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

A Thousand Words said...

This is so neat!

Nina @ Flowers in my Hair said...


Sarah's Spiel said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! That looks awesome!

Kristen said...

holy fancy!!! this looks amazing. jealous of your skills! haha.

Brittany H said...

Wow! That looks really cool! I'm impressed.

Kay said...

I am SO in love with this! SO glad I stumbled onto your blog because this is awesome and I totally want to be a huge copy cat and make this! Go you!!

Ericka said...

So awesome! It looks great! I love the way the TV looks mounted on the wall, and the hidden storage is genius!

Linda (Mom) said...

Your wall looks amazing!!!!!! Hope I can get to see it in person.....

Wendy said...

Absolutely love the bar, it is so darn cool!! Wish I could help you christian it lol... With the wine cooler and beer meister you are set. Mmm, I think I should use blush more often, it does add color and make you look more healthy.

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