Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wet Bar Minor Transformation and Tagged

I can't believe another week passed us by again. Time sure flies when we're having fun, isn't it? Well today is another fun day, Susan at http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ is hosting Met Monday and it's always fun to see everyone's makeovers. So don't forget to visit her and her many participants to check them out.
We have a mini wet bar between our kitchen and family room. It's so small that 2 people cannot fit in it. It's so small that I cannot store a lot of my bar items either. It has a small cabinet under the right countertop and another one under the sink but that's all. Naturaly I am always on the lookout for ideas on how I can store more of my stemware collection. This is how it used to look.Then, I found an iron rack on Southern Living at Home catalog and ordered it. I hang it up yesterday and wahlah! Here's how it looks now. It holds 22 pieces of wine glasses now, 2 little Mexican rums, 2 little Russian wooden cups and my Venetian wine decanter set (decanter and 4 cups).

Doesn't it look like it is meant for that cubby hole?
It has a Fleur de lis medalion crown in the center but the decanter is covering it.
Here is the opposite side of the bar, used to be.
Here is how it is now.
This is the view from the family room.


and this is the view from the kitchen. There used to be a door there but I had it taken out because I thought it was just in the way.
I hope you enjoyed my MM contribution. Thanks for coming and thanks Susan, for your time in hosting this event.
Ok now, I owe Kathy of http://mimisgarden.blogspot.com/ for being so late in posting this. She tagged me on April 25th but I was out of town. I was in Chicago so I missed her post. I was cleaning up my mailbox yesterday and found her comment when she said she will tag me on 4/25. I really did not know what that meant so I went to her blog post on that day and found out I had to answer to this photo challenge.
The challenge is this:

Go to your photo files...
Select the 6th photo folder...
Select the 6th photo in that folder...
Post that photo along with the story behind it.
Then challenge 6 blog friends to do the same!
So, that's exactly what I did, went to the 6th folder of my photo folder and then took the 6th photo from that folder and came up with this. Before I go on, I would like to apologize to Kathy. Sorry, Kathy, I hope you believe in "Better late than never"! I did not mean to ignore your tag, I'll pay more attention next time, I promise!
This photo was taken in one of our San Francisco, CA trips, in their China town. It was an art work in one of the buildings and it looks mostly of Chinese children. That's really all I can tell you about it.
Now, I have to challenge 6 other bloggers and I would like to challenge
Thanks, Kathy for thinking of me when you tagged 6 people.
And thank you all for coming by. I always enjoy having you!

32 comments:

Jadehollow said...

Xinex.. It looks great!

Nancy W said...

Love how it turned out! What a neat bar area! Hugs from Conroe, TX!

imjacobsmom said...

You're right it does look like your shelf was custom made just for you! That really added functionality to your area. It's lookin' good! ~ Robyn

prof en retraite said...

Hi Christine! Wow! That's amazing...it created so much space for you! I love Southern Living at Home...great decorating items! I love the picture of the children painted on the building. It's nice to see inspirational use made of otherwise boring urban spaces! Have a great week...hugs...Debbie

marty39 said...

Christine, that really holds a lot of stemware. How great and it looks just gorgeous. I like the other wall also. You've done a great job with just a few changes and it really makes a big difference. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

HI Christine! Oh, how lovely! Everything just looks so great!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Christine,
Your bar area looks great!

:) Diane

ButterYum said...

The new rack looks so good in your bar that you'd think it was always there. Very nice.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a great find! Now I need to check out Southern Living at Home to see what else they have! ☺ Diane

Chandy said...

I'll do that tag tomorrow! Sounds fun!

Your wet bar looks great with that rack! And what a view from other rooms! Great addition for sure!

Sares said...

The new changes look great. Now you are all ready for a party!

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Christine,
The rack looks great! Don't you just love those changes when you say to yourself, "How did I ever manage without it before?" :)

ButterYum said...

Hi Xinex - I still can't see my followers, and I can't see your either. I've done a little research and it seems the problem is wide spread... hope the blogger people will get if fixed soon.

See ya later!
ButterYum

Smilingsal said...

What a nice change. I know you're pleased with it.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Good Mornin' Christine! Love the pics of your bar metamorphis! I am a Southern Living at Home rep.! Betcha didn't know that! Well, I'm supposed to be but I don't have time to throw parties! How pitiful is that! I really need to get on the ball! You take care and have a blessed day! Lauralu :)

Candy said...

Nice redo and I had to enlarge to see the wonderful detail on the decanter and glasses in the middle...GORGEOUS! and then I saw the little bare bum...too funny!

I added a butterfly in order to join MELLOW YELLOW MONDAY and when I got here saw that she must be sisters to the MM beauty.

Enjoy!
Candy

Roeshel said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Really Rainey said...

That is a great transformation! I would love to have a wet bar like that... Its beautiful too... I love all that wood and it looks like grasscloth wall paper? So pretty! Anyway looks like you are ready for cocktail hour!
Have a Happy Week!
~Really Rainey~

Judi said...

What a fabulous bar you have. The wood is so pretty and everything is set up so nicely. I love the lamp at the bar too.
thank you for sharing
Judi

Keetha Broyles said...

Thanks for giving me the heads up about this tag, Christine!!! I SAW this post earlier, but didn't notice that I WAS TAGGED then.

Let's see what I can come up with - - - I was a little "low" on posting ideas for today anyway.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

What a great redo...great use of small space.

Florida Sue said...

It looks just like it was made for the space Christine. What a great find. Is your sweet little mom living with you now? I keep remembering he lovely room you fixed up for her.

Tootsie said...

looks fantastic!!! you have the touch girl!

Tootsie said...

looks fantastic!!! you have the touch girl!

Kammy said...

Thanks for the Tag, Christine ....I am 2 tags and 2 awards behind now...lol ! I guess I better get busy :o)
Hugs ~ Kammy

sunnymama said...

Your mini bar looks great! I really like the 6th of the 6th picture. What a fantastic building/piece of art :)

Cindy said...

Hi Christine,
Your bar re-do is looking good~ I like how everything is so organized~ I will post on my tag as soon as possible, your so sweet for thinking of me. Hugs Christine, Cindy

Bo said...

Hi Christine...I've missed visiting your blog & I just know I've missed out on seeing a lot of goodies! Your bar transformation looks wonderful...the Southern Living rack is the perfect size & piece for that area. Hopefully, after our trip to Colorado I'll be back to regular blogging again...
See ya later, ;-) Bo

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

THAT IS AWESOME!And that shelf was made for that space!!

Lady Katherine said...

Love the stemware hanging in your cubby hole! Looks great! I love the new print!!! The photo of the children is awesome!

Tomarie said...

Hi Christine!
Your new rack looks amazing...and all the beauties on it!! I LOVE the new pic with the iron fram...too pretty!!
Finally done with cleaning and now getting ready to go to the lake for the weekend! I bet your having fun watching that pool going in!! :-) Love ya! L~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, that is amazing how much storage you got out of that little stemware holder, and on top of that, it looks great! Your whole wet bar looks so good. Love that picture you hung in there. laurie

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