Come along as we downsize and decorate our little retirement home in Coastal Maine. Travel back roads with us in our vintage "Casita" and meet amazing people along the way. Join me in the craft room as I learn, create, and repurpose. Follow along with me as I struggle to get fit and lose weight. But, most importantly, laugh with me as I stumble along into "geezerhood". Welcome to Applegate Lane!
Saturday, November 22, 2014
DIY: Closet to Martini Bar
What do you do with an underutilized kitchen closet? Well, if you're my very handy friend, Mary Elizabeth, you transform it into a martini bar!
If you've been reading this blog, you know that I've been helping Mary Elizabeth update and repaint her house. We were taking a lunch break in her kitchen one day and the door to the little closet off of the dining area was open. That's all it took to get our creative juices flowing!
Since Mary Elizabeth loves martini's, we got a crazy idea:
Why not transform the little "junk closet" into a functional (and fun!) "Martini Bar"?
And what better martini-inspired color to use than . . . ta da . . . "OLIVE green!
Shelves were removed, cut down, painted and repositioned.
Mary found the mirrored tiles for the back of the bar at Goodwill and installed them herself (she's a whiz with power tools!). She also installed battery operated lights and painted the insides of the door with chalkboard paint. Better to post her "Martini Menu" on!
Mary Elizabeth is still planning to hand-paint olive borders on the trim around the chalkboards but otherwise Applegate's newest Martini Bar is ready to open . . .