If You Build It…

Posted on October 27, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Building our home bar

The framing goes up...You can still see the pole.

We have been remodeling our basement for almost a year. It was partially finished before, but the space was divided into odd spaces that had no flow.

I hope to share before and after pictures of the entire project but I can’t find all of the befores and I still need to take a few afters.

The final part of this project was when a friend of ours had a brilliant idea of how to conceal a metal support pole that was right in the middle of the floor. He said, “Hey, you should build a bar!”

Build your own bar-halfway there

Building the bar-During. You can only see half the pole now.

No sooner were the words out of his mouth and he and my husband started drafting the master plans. It took a lot of sweat equity but cost very little. We were able to use supplies left over from other projects plus the old breakfast bar we tore out of our kitchen was the perfect length to be cut up and made into the top of the bar (the color even matched).

It is nearly done (just two pieces of wood to be put in place around that pesky pole that started it all.

I just know that as soon as the last nail is in place, it will be surrounded by our friends as we entertain this winter.

Ta-Da: Build Your Own Bar-Done!

Ta-Da: Built the bar! Now I get to decorate and entertain.

Built-in beverage fridges

My husband even built-in twin beverage fridges!

I’m going to link this to Metamorphosis Monday at Between naps on The porch.  and DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s projects!

‘Til next time, make yours a

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This is amazing…I really wish I had the space to make my mister a man cave.

Thanks. We didn’t realize we had the space for it either. This used to be unused space we walked through to get from the garage to the main level of our ranch style house. Now we actually use our entire house. Another time I will show the rest. There is a media area, guest room with private bath and some unfinished storage space we use as a workroom.

wow! it looks great! lucky ya’ll!

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