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 . . .

And I plan to be the first customer!
p.s. In a comment about my recent post on wine cork crafts, blogger Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home wrote, "I thought surely you would create some sheep, a donkey and the Wise Men for the nativity scene". 
So Donna, this is for you!
(And yes, I know my sheep bears a strong resemblance to a llama . . .).

This post is linked to:
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Nifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty Things
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On the Porch
Make It Monday at Distressed Donna Down Home


  1. Cute idea. I guess a Martini closet is for the person that has everything! Did you tell her she'll have to drink every day to make it worthwhile? :)

  2. So cute and just in time for the holidays, cheers to you Dear,
    Happy Thanksgiving to another Mainer. Pray for no snow Thursday.


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