Monday, February 15, 2016

A Little Bar In A Crate

Happy Presidents Day Loves!!! I hope you guys are enjoying the extra day off today! 
I've spend all day in my PJ's yesterday, being lazy for a big part of the day !!!  
On the "non-lazy" part of the day I re-arranged some stuff in the dining room. 
I wanted to show you the little mini-bar I made out of an old crate.

As you guys know, I love to decorate with old crates, one can never have enough. 
I just added some candles and straws along with the very few bottles of booze 
I found in the pantry. I think it's just enough to qualify as a bar!!! 

Our Dining Room is still not finished all the way!!! 

 It's been way too long, I painted the walls a different color last summer, 
and it turns out I regret my choice of paint color. It's hard to tell in these 
pictures, but there is too much creamy yellow going on and it's bugging me.

If I wasn't so lazy I would have re-painted it by now, but honestly 
it was a Bear to paint this room with the 10 foot ceilings and I simply 
dread having to do it again.

 So I just keep putting it on the back burner, not working on the 
What would you guys do? Bite the bullet and re-paint or live with it???

 Sorry I can't show you more of the space in this post, my husband spread out 
his war gaming stuff all over the table (lol)....if you want to see the rest 
of the dining room check out this previous post:

    Dining Room       

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  1. Oh Love the bar crate- so clever! and the chalkboard there is a great idea! pinning!
    I didn't really notice the color of your walls- they look like a nice neutral in the photos - I've been wanting to change mine but painting is such a chore

  2. Great idea for a mini bar - well done.

    I *loathe* painting the wrong color - it is so so easy to do. I have done it so many times - even worse because we hire out our painting - so now Margie (my painter) knows to do one smaller wall and let dry a bit then come get me to make sure.

    We're getting ready to do an entire whole interior re--paint and I am having trouble deciding on colors, too - going to be very similar, just need it to be freshened up from cracks, smears and some holes re=filled. Our home is one big giant thing of dry-wall repair dust right now, ugh, hate it - but no pain, no gain, right?

    What would I do if the color is too yellow? Re-paint. Do it now so you love your color. Don't want till spring is here, just get it done now when it is winter. You will be so glad you did.

    And, well, paint everything you can and just hire a painter to do the hard parts. It's a good compromise. Now sure what kind of paint you use but this month Sherwin-Williams is having a 30% off, and someone told me March 1st starts a 40% off sale. Not sure if it is true, but worth mentioning.

  3. I love how you repurposed that old crate! That was a neat idea. I love old crates too. I hate painting rooms with tall ceilings too! I hate painting rooms in general. But, if I hated the wall color enough, I would probably break out the paint one day when I could devote the proper time to do it. Maybe you could get your husband to help since the ceilings are high. It seems to go faster with 2 people.

  4. The crate looks terrific! As for repainting: I paineted our dining room in the old house once and HATED the color as soon as it went on. But waited a YEAR til I couldn't stand it another minute and repainted:) My hubby buikt a bar in our downstairs. If you'd like to check it out, here is my latest post: Have a great week!!!

  5. Christine, we have a lot in common! I love low key days in pj's and decorating and rearranging in them is the best! As for crates, you might have noticed, I can't help it either! Your idea is really nice, I love that mini bar in the crate! So nice! Your walls look great on the pics, but if you're not happy, I get it, happens to me, it bugs me til I change it!

  6. I think the paint looks fine, but then it always looks different in photos than it does actually on the wall. I don't blame you not wanting to paint it again though!

    The crate is really nice and this is a super cool ideas!

    Sally @ Life Loving

  7. I think so many things look better in crates or trays but never thought to do up a "bar" in one. Yours looks fantastic and the surrounding décor (and wall colour) really add to the whole look! Love hearing that you have to crop out your hubby's "mess" - real life rocks!

  8. I'm totally loving your crate re-purpose, Christine! As for your paint dilemma-girlfriend I know exactly how you feel! I have total confidence that you'll figure it! LOVE your design style!

  9. I really like your bar crate and the big chalkboard behind it, together with the candles it makes a great display!

  10. I'm crazy for crates and love what you've done with this one! Painting ranks right up there with going to the dentist so I'd live with it for as long as possible. This is a great idea and we would love for you to share this at Celebrate Your Story link party. Here's the link: Hope to see you there!

  11. What a great little bar space, love the crate! Thanks for linking up to The Talk of the Town party.

  12. It's really beautiful, Christine! I love the crate and that beautiful table you have it on. Also, the chalkboard (!!) It's so big and lovely!
    Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  13. So happy to see this at Celebrate Your Story, thanks again!

  14. Love the bar crate! What a fab idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It! I am living with a paint color that I am not happy with, but holding for now because, man it is so much work! Take Care! Pinning to share :)

  15. I love the crate! I like that it works great for someone who doesn't have enough alcohol for a large bar, but has a small stash for the occasion. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I need to share this idea with my daughter. She is just moving into a new place and I have just the crate for her.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  17. I'm really liking the idea of the crate for the booze! I have all my bottles stuffed in a narrow and deep pantry and it's such a pain to pull one bottle out from the very back that's behind the other bottles. You've inspired me to try your creative trick--thanks!

  18. I love this idea! Somehow bottles and everything look more disorganized when they are not in a defined space like the crate. And you can move it from room to room too! Visiting from the Your Inspired Design Link Party!

  19. Love this! The whole space is warm and inviting and I like the way you styled it all! I don't know why but everything looks better in a crate or tray! :) I hope you are having a great week so far!

  20. I love that idea! Actually this could also make a great coffee/tea station - now you got me thinking. Very beautiful, warm room - the color is really not that bad! Blessings!

  21. It's amazing how a simple tray can transform an area. I love the use of the crate for your bar. Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

  22. I love your bar crate! Cute idea! I like how you added the chalkboard with the dine and drink. I envy you getting to lazy around in pj's. Can really tell that the walls have too much yellow. I love painting when it comes to crafts, but I hate painting walls. I would put it off too.

  23. Very cleaver and great looking bar tray. Love it!

  24. Fabulous use for that old crate. And I really like the chalkboard you have too!

  25. Love this...and will be featuring it this week! XO Julie {pinned to our Inspiration Monday Board}

  26. Great idea - thank you for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

  27. this new uses for old things project is so creative. thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow. xo

  28. I love how you created a mini bar with your crate in the dinning room Christine!
    TFS this at Cooking & Crafting with J&J!

  29. Great idea. I need to remember this for the next party we have at the house. Oh and I say bite the bullet and repaint the walls so that you love it. Otherwise it's just going to continue to bug you!

  30. Hi Christine! That's a cool idea. I've done something similar. I have a small crystal ice bucket to small tumblers and a few bottles of booze on a wooden tray. I had originally done this for Christmas and I had added some acrylic ice chips, christmas ornaments and pine needles, but I loved the idea and kept it after the holidays. ;D Great post!

  31. Very cute! I love bars and bar carts, but I can't put one in my house, because I can't trust my teenage son and his friends to stay away from it! Maybe someday... I have a dining room and a bedroom that I have never really liked the color I chose when I painted either. But I am forcing myself to abstain from repainting until all of the other rooms in our home have been painted at least once since we moved in. I have 2 rooms to go!

  32. That chalkboard is fabulous! I love it's size and frame!! Thanks for sharing at Your Inspired Design!

  33. Very cute, I'm pinning! I'm glad you linked up at You Link It, We Make It, although we are only doing recipes now I'm still glad I found you. Very cool!

  34. Your chalkboard sign is too CUTE and that crate bar...the perfect spot to corral and display your adult beverage bottles! I, too created a makeshift bar with a large tray on top of a dresser in our formal living room. It went up for the holidays and hasn't come down yet - I like it there too much! Thank you for linking up at The Pretty Project Party - hope to see you back in March ;) -Rachael

  35. Christine I absolutely love it! I agree that crates are marvelous. You've done a great job with this one! Thanks for sharing over at Vintage Charm. Hope to see you tomorrow (Thursday) morning! xo Kathleen

  36. Christine, this is such a clever idea! I'm loving your little bar crate and am currently snooping through my house looking for something I could use to make my own. I'd love to invite you to stop by my link party, Inspiration Thursday, and share some of your awesome ideas. Hope to see you there! -Lela @

  37. Love this bar crate project Christine and have pinned it to my Shabbilicious board. I will be featuring you at tomorrow's Shabbilicious Friday link party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  38. This is super smart and has a Pottery Barn style that I love! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  39. I love your little bar...can I come over? Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  40. I am in love with this mini bar! We would love it if you would share with us over at the #HomeMattersParty which is live now!
    Have a great week!

  41. Love how you used the crate and the bar styling! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle!! xoxo

  42. This is such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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