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The Making of a Bar/Console Table-Part 2 August 10, 2010

Filed under: DIY,Home Decor,Lounge — trntm @ 10:59 pm

Remember my cute design sketch for the console table/bar?

Well, a trip to Target threw those plans out the window.

The home decor aisle called my name and as I wandered longingly touching the pretties, I noticed several red stickers on some beautiful simple bookcases.

Hmmm, the bar is basically going to be two bookcases…why not purchase the bookcases pre-fab and then modify them later?

At $13 a piece, this was a better deal. Heck, no cutting, nailing, gluing or measuring required. Loved it.

So now the bookcases are put together and standing proudly by the door. Of course I need to add some flair to the front of the bar (the former back of the bookcases) as well as decide if I will add a wider top to the bookcases so that there’s ample bartending space.

Yes, I did put the backing on backwards for the two bookcases that would serve as the front of the bar.

What do you order at the bar? Is it Shirley Temples, Vodka Punches or Apple Martinis?


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