I left you hanging about my bar cabinet that I repurposed from our home office armoire (and a TV armoire before that). The ORC crept up on me and the next thing you know I never came back to tell you about all those wacky odds and ends that comprise the interior of the bar cabinet.
Here is our armoire – you may recall that it started out as a home for our TV many years ago, then became a dusty landing spot for liquor, and then was used to house our computer and printer.
On the bottom of the shelf I installed pieces of T moulding to hold wine glasses. I found this idea online ages ago and have been dying to do it. This would be great for wine glass storage inside your cabinets, or underneath them!!
T moulding is used for flooring transitions (for example, from hardwood into a carpeted area) and can be found in the flooring section of hardware stores. This single piece alone was $15, but represents the only purchase I made for this project, and I think it is my favorite part!
I cut the moulding into pieces as wide as the shelf, measured the diameter of my wine glass bottom to determine how far apart to space them, then nailed the pieces into the bottom of the shelf with a brad nailer. (After I took all these photos I went back and colored in the brads with a black Sharpie.)
I also measured to make sure that I could store glasses ON the shelf, and UNDER the shelf, as well as fit bottles of liquor BELOW the hanging glasses.
Did you know you are not supposed to hang “good” crystal or barware from their footed base? Oh well. I love our crystal and I want to enjoy the site of it when the bar cabinet is open!
Okay – last part of this repurposed bar cabinet……
shopping the house. Best kind of shopping – it’s free!
The wine cork tray I made was the absolute perfect fit. It was a must!
The Belleek ring box was an engagement gift from one of best friends many years ago….it holds wine charms. The gold mirror came off our black & white gallery wall where the bookcases now are…..
The mirrors on the doors where stolen off my living room walls, hung on small screws on the thickest part of the door. The doors slide into the side of the armoire so they reflect the crystal and pretty bottles.
Three puck lights were mounted inside the very front of the armoire with the double sided tape they came with. They are battery operated and perfect for this space. Puck lights are available at hardware stores starting around $10.
There is plenty of room for liquor, club soda, tonic water, shakers, and the ice bucket. I love that everything is all in one place now.
So there you have it friends……how a bunch of junk came together to serve a new purpose!
What have you or can you save from a landfill and give new life to? And if you have any great ideas on how to repurpose the other three sections of the very large ping pong table, I’m all ears!!
The miter cut magic trick that I discovered, coming up next!