Let’s take a walk down memory lane. Almost two years ago we decided to give this once blank wall a bit of an upgrade by adding our own at-home bar. We completely DIY’d the bar ourselves — adding base cabinetry from home depot flanked on either side of a wine fridge from amazon and painting the wall a stark black. We went to our local stone yard and had a piece of black soapstone cut to match our existing perimeter countertops. It was a great setup that got a ton of use until our marble shelf decided to take a tumble. Not only did this damage the wall, but SO many of our favorite wine glasses shattered. At first we were upset about the situation but we decided to focus our attention on the the opportunity to give a fresh look to that area.
We knew this time around we wanted to upgrade our bar. Think neutral, warm, and inviting. We recently had our entire first floor painted in this beautiful warm shade of lime wash which brought so much texture. We covered the once black wall and wow did that make a huge difference. The light paint made that area of our house look so much bigger. We added two white oak floating shelves from Pottery Barn. We made sure to have them professionally installed this time. These two simple upgrades completely changed the look of our bar and we could not be happier with how it turned out. If you bring your eye up, you’ll even notice we added a wood beam, bringing more warmth and texture to our home. We definitely want to try & add more beams throughout our house. Surprisingly the beam was pretty inexpensive and easy to install. Always remember that home upgrades do not always have to be super expensive, time consuming, or heavily involved. Open up Pinterest or a coffee table book for endless inspiration for your next home project. Until next time…
love the light oak with the black paint. ❤️ the bar area looks so nice and flow well with the style of the home. Refinery29 brought me here!
Thank you so much! Happy to have you here. Refinery29 was such a fun project!