Meet my new bar!
Last week I was talking about how I needed something to "divide" the living/dining room visually, since the flooring just randomly changes between the two (thanks to us knocking the wall down). So I got my inspiration and asked Ana White if she could draw up plans for the Pottery Barn modular bar system. She, being one of the sweetest gals that I ever did meet, drew up some amazing plans and I got to building!
Do you guys see that wine grid?
I'm sorry, but that thing looks scary..
Wanna know something?
It really wasn't...
I marked out all of my cuts on the top board, clamped the boards together (after making sure they were perfectly aligned), and used my circular saw to make most of the cuts. The bottom boards weren't cut as deep as the top ones (because of the round blade), so I took my Dremel Trio and cleaned that up. Easy peasy! What took the longest was measuring and marking all the cuts!
In the plan, there wasn't a breadboard pull-out. Ana and I had discussed this, and it seemed that the easiest thing would be putting a board in the drawer that could slide forward to be used as a prep area and be pushed back to access the drawer, and I was more than fine with that... But Mr. Goats wasn't convinced. So I flew by the seat of my pants (something I dislike doing, and yet it seems to happen a lot...), and made it work. I'll save the details for another post :-)
Hey, I'll take an excuse to make a margarita ;-) Hey! It's for the pictures!!
The best thing about this is that it really DOES separate the spaces. And it looks pretty kick ass while doing it..
To keep things real, I decided not to clean off my coffee table before taking this wide shot :-p
There was a battery operated light on clearance at Lowe's that I had to grab and put in there. You can see it in the pictures, but it's a lot less intrusive in person. And the light in there totally adds some oomph to this bar.
And makes my dust more noticeable...
The cove moulding totally adds "something" to the piece.. So what if you can tell it's... uhh.. "homemade"..
(I bought enough to trim inside all of the sides, but I need my step-dad to help me with it. My dim self wasn't able to figure out how to cut it and make it look good... so that gets to wait 'til he comes down.)
This is one of my favorite parts, and the photos totally don't do this justice. I LOVE the trim along the bottom. There wasn't any trim that fit the bottom at any local hardware stores that was stainable, so I had to buy smaller trim and cut some more plywood to make up the front. I really just... love it...
Annnd... here are some more shots that I took. It's my new crush..
Plans are posted on Ana's site!