So, if you have been following my blog, you already know that I have been planning a few projects for my home (if not, you can see what I’m talking about here).
Well, unfortunately one has been delayed…the most important one. The bathroom. I had already started work on the project, taking down the towel bars, toilet paper holder, and toothbrush holder and filling all the holes in the wall, but I was informed by Tom’s mother, who lives in an apartment below us that there is a leak, so I have to hold off until a plumber comes to check everything out. Depending on the outcome, the work I was planning may change entirely and we may (fingers crossed!!!) end up with an entirely new bathroom, which would be amazing.
That being said, I did start work on another project, (the most fun one!!) which is putting together a bar. I am super excited about this one because, it ups my apartments cool factor by like 10,000 points, I have had this idea for a VERY long time and it’s awesome to see if finally come to fruition, and most importantly it gives us some much-needed storage.
The idea I’ve had was sort-of Mad Men inspired, because who doesn’t want their home bar to be inspired but a bunch of well dressed men that get hammered all day long at work whilst remaining highly successful and a bit over promiscuous (right?). No, that’s not why, well…not completly why anyway. I really love the look of a 60’s bar – the mid-century modern furniture, the booze on display, the sophisticated air of it all. And the truth of the matter is we have a ton of booze that we don’t even drink and we didn’t have a place for it that was away. It just sat out on a storage island in our kitchen getting dusty and making us look like we had a serious alcohol problem. I’m not even joking either, my 13-year-old nephew came for a visit and when he left he said to my father, “Wow! Julia and Tom have a lot of liquor bottles, are they alcoholics?” Ha!
Anyway, last week during another insomnia induced shopping spree, I went on to Craigslist to see if I could find a reasonably priced mid-century modern credenza that would work as a bar in my space. I found one, and at a great price too – they even delivered it right to the spot in my “dining room” where it will reside. It’s AHH-MAZE-ING!!! And yesterday I took a trip to HomeGoods to help accessorize it.
So as a little teaser I’m gonna show you some bits and pieces, but I can’t wait to show you the finished product!
Taffy scented soy candle
Detailing on the credenza
Sneak peak of some decor
A fine bottle of single malt whiskey
Christmas decor with a glimpse of my favorite item – a leopard print shaker
Two bottles of sparkling peach juice and a vintage print
Barware and peacock drawer liners that smell like lemongrass
Amazing sparkly teal colored dishes