Raising the Bar
Pour yourself a glass of something strong (in my case, lemon water…extra ice!) and let’s talk bar.
In our old house, we had a little corner that fit a mix-n-match bar area. It was anchored with a small inherited cabinet (that I redid in a soothing green paint color) and overheade we installed some Pottery Barn outlet wine bottles retrofitted with ikea glass holders.
It was the perfect use of the tiny space. It worked for our wine glass storage…and the cabinet below held all sorts of random dining room ‘tidbits’…you know, the things you don’t really need but are cute enough to spend a dollar at Goodwill for.
So now enter the new house. I had already been eyeing this area for wine glass and bottle storage. What can I say…I got hooked on the ease of just being able to hang or slide!
I even photoshopped the room to see what it would look like with new curtains and my shelves in place.
Well, it only took us seven months to finally check this off the to-do list. We hung up our curtain rods that we had in storage as well as some white-let’s-see-how-they-look-obviously-too-short curtains. And then got to work installing the mounting brackets for the shelves.
Ten minutes later, we have a very spacious bar area flanked by the windows. It’s kinda amazing that the shelves fit so perfectly seeing as how they weren’t even bought for this house (which has very different proportions than the last one!).
You might notice we also hung them substationally higher than we did with the shorter cabinet. It’s kinda necessary to still keep things in proportion even when your ceilings are higher and your furniture is bigger….and sometimes that means spreading it all out. Same applies to getting dressed in the morning…I mean, a tall gal doesn’t wear her belt at her knees just because that’s the same height from the floor as Miss 4’9″, right?
Please don’t judge me for having that pile of white fabric draped over the curtain rod and then sitting on the floor….
for three weeks…four. it’s. been. four. I’ll get to it, I promise.
One thing is for sure – hanging wine glasses makes my life easier. They are out of reach from little grubby fingers (and Will can’t reach them either)…they stay off valuable serving space…and they help make every look more organized.
So moving right along. I think the room wears these shelves well. Sortof like when Steven Tyler wears sequin pants. I only wish they were harem style so that I could screen shot that sucker for a pick-me-up on sad days. Anyone else miss Simon Cowell? I know he would give me the truth about these shelves. the brutal truth. What about you? Love it? Hate it? Pitchy problems?