I’m going to attempt to show you what’s happening in my basement bar area.
It’s not pretty.
Don’t expect a lot.
And yes, I used the dreaded FLASH! The blogging no-no! But, hey, if I didn’t you wouldn’t be able to see anything!
It’s a basement…and it’s dark.
This is how the basement bar area looked when we viewed the place before buying it.
This is the bar area before we started tearing it apart.
You may be asking yourself, “Why IS there a bar in your basement? And why are you moving it?”
The bar in the basement is a Butte thing, I guess.
When we were searching for our dream home (how could this be IT when it needs so much work?!!) we saw many basements with many bars. Perhaps it’s where folks go in the Winter to warm up. For us, it’s where we go to watch TV at night and imbibe in a tall glass of wine.
As for why I’m moving the bar?
Well, it’s in the middle of the room silly!
Halfway through getting it moved, Mr. Wonderful says “I really had no problem with where the bar was in the first place.”
Au contraire mon frere! Who said you get a say in this at all? (For the record, I ignored that comment.)
Here is where the bar sits now. I know, like Mr. Wonderful, you can’t see my vision. Trust me…it’s gonna be epic!
This red header is coming down with an electricians help. I don’t need it and it was much too 50′s retro for my tastes.
The inside of the bar is getting a coat of white paint from Sherwin Williams. It was too orangey and unattractive to leave it as was.
The outside of the bar got a facelift with some old ceiling tin! My vision is starting to materialize!
The top of the bar will be sanded down and given a new darker finish.
Can you see where I’m going with this?
I’m getting an estimate today on dry-walling over those square wood panels. Can I get a collective eww regarding that ugly square paneling?
I’ve already purchased a new sisal rug and some mercury glass lamps to go in this room. I’m still searching for the perfect sofa and lighting for the ceiling.
Speaking of ceiling…did you notice the bead board ceiling in here? And the original wood floors?
I know…wood floors in a basement! How did I get so lucky?!!
Today, I’ll be putting the freshly painted doors back onto the bar’s cabinets and trying to get some sense of order in here. There are glasses and booze bottles everywhere! Not from a drunken party, mind you, just nowhere to put things when your bar is being moved!
There you have it…I know it’s not much to look at right now, but soon…it’ll be a showplace. Well…at least to me, anyway.
Bye from the bungalow,