Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The wet bar project

Brent and I love the wet bar in the man cave, but there is one issue – it's kind of ugly.

The countertops, the cabinets, the mirror – it's all blah. Especially, considering this eyesore is 5 feet away from the bar.

So what's the plan? To make it match the bar, of course. The cabinets will be going black and the countertop will be replaced to match the bar's (it's hard to tell from the photo, but that countertop is currently green). And don't worry, that terrible mirror will be replaced as well.

Look what Brent and I bought over the weekend:
And I'm so happy we bought it when we did, because we discovered this pre-made pattern is being discontinued. (This is why we had to buy this large of a countertop – it was the only thing left). If we had waited another week – bad things might have happened. We picked this countertop for the bar based on the fact alone that Home Depot sold pre-mades in this style that we could use for the wet bar.

Luckily though, karma was on our side and not only did we get what we needed, but it was 50% off. Yay!

So another project to have done before the beer-tasting party gets added to the list. Ummm, yay?

(We used to have a mini fridge in the wet bar gap, but Brent sacrificed that to the keg box. We're debating between a wine fridge and a beverage cooler for the space. While it would be nice to have this for the party, we are in no rush – especially considering I'd rather spend money on other things).


  1. Are you going to go longer on the counter top? With some corbels or even shelf brackets you could put more stools there.

    I would just paint the mirror frame black too!

  2. Jill – I have a mirror I bought at a garage sale 4 years ago that I've never used. I plan on using that mirror, since it's larger. We are planning on making the countertop longer, but so we can fit a fridge of some sort more easily below.