Get ready for New Year’s celebrations with a unique bar setup that’s as much a focal point as it is a libation station.
Almost any cabinet can function as a bar. But for something with a high conversation quotient, watch flea markets and troll antique shops for a cool midcentury modern piece, such as this compact drop-front mirrored bar. We found it tucked away in an antique mall booth for $75.
Alcohol and mixers fill the bottom cupboard. Sliding doors keep liquor supplies stylishly out of sight.
The cabinet requires little floor area yet offers abundant space inside for stemware and glasses of various sizes. The tiered rack doubles the storage capacity. A tubular bulb lights up the interior.
The drop-down front becomes a sturdy surface for mixing drinks and offering garnishes. A mirror in the back reflects the sparkling glassware and creates an illusion of greater depth.
Era-apt artwork increases the vintage vibe and balances the wine storage on the other side of the bar. Use the top of the bar to store additional glasses and to serve snacks.
There’s no rule that says you can’t have fun with wine storage, as this creative solution demonstrates. Vintage and character-rich commercial bread pans, hung on the wall, hold a selection of favorite wine bottles.
Since the bread pans and full bottles are weighty, this storage option works best when you can screw the bread pans directly into a wall stud. Use two-inch wood screws at top and bottom of each rack to make it secure.
Got your beverage station all set up? Get it party-ready with our steps to stocking your bar here).
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