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DIY: Turn Wood Shelves into a Chic Mini Bar

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While we’re not big drinkers, we do happen to have quite a large collection of barware & drink paraphernalia. With no extra storage space in the kitchen, I used these shelves I was going to give to Goodwill to create a mini side bar in our dining room & display all our booze. Here’s how I did it!


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black matte enamel spray paint

* Because I didn’t want a solid black look, I sprayed only one coat over the entire unit.

In doing so, the original wood grain shows through a bit.

spray painting wood shelves


spray painting wood shelves black

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adding details

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* Using Nickel Plated Steel Thumb Tacks,diy bar shelves{yes, the ones you use for your bulletin board!} I created a studded edge, spacing the tacks 3/4″ apart. I lightly used a hammer to tap each one in. You can also use actual upholstery tacksfor this project, which stick out a bit higher instead of flat like these.

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after …after

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before and after bar shelves

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DIY studded home mini bar+booze display+liquor+wine glasses+champagne glasses+shot glasses

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Top Shelf: Tiffany decanter/glass {wedding gift 2006}, vintage crystal pitcher, vintage mirrored mat {1976} | Middle Shelf: vintage 70’s crystal ice container holding drink mixing tools | Bottom Shelf: Ralph Lauren crystal/gold trimmed champagne flutes {2006 – wedding} | solid wood shelves originally from Pottery Barn – years ago | Window panels/curtains & curtain rods are from Bed Bath & Beyond


Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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