Last time I showed you the fun before and after pics of our new wet-bar in the lower level family room at ‘Our House’.
To create loads of character in this corner, we built in new things, like the barn sash window and beadboard. But we also added in vintage or vintage inspired items too.
The cabinets were unfinished in stock Menard’s, which I primed and painted and installed oil rubbed bronze hardware on, from Menard’s too.
For cute but simple lights, these wall sconces cost less than $10 each, from Menard’s, and work great.
Above the beadboard backsplash, (which I painted the same blue as the blue stripe in the game table I painted) we installed a shelf.
The brackets came from Menard’s and the wood shelf was from the leftover wood I’ve been storing in the barn.
On the shelf, I have displayed a collection of vintage cardboard boxes… most are candy boxes…
Mixed in with some other vintage pieces I’ve had around the house, like this pair of vintage pitchers.
Another fun item is this ‘spaghetti fork’ box, with the actual spaghetti fork inside it!
My husband, being half Italian, loves his pasta, and he also loves vintage advertising, so this cute ‘kitchy’ fork was a perfect ebay discovery I bought for him one Christmas.
And this soda bottle display… ah… there’s a story or two that goes with it.
First, the metal holder I got a couple weeks ago at the Pottery Barn Outlet in Ohio when I was visiting my son…
and the bottles…
well when we were in North Carolina last summer for that beautiful outdoor wedding, we partook of many bottles of Cheerwine. It’s a famous soda, made right there in North Carolina, and isn’t sold around here. So my husband purchased a case of Cheerwine and hauled it back to NW Wisconsin.
Though we’ve drank all the soda, we haven’t had the heart to just throw these cute bottles in the recycling… holding on to them for ‘just the right thing’. When I saw this holder at Pottery Barn, I knew it was ‘the right thing’!
I still have a few more details to show you about this wet bar… like what I’ve done the jars on the counter, and how I’ve changed the doors on the cabinet… two fun projects…
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