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DIY Wet Bar


DIY wet bar with open shelves & salvaged wood

The basement updates are almost complete! Now that we have a beautiful living room area, completed the bathroom & guest suite, it was time to transition the awkward piece of furniture into something more beautiful & more useful! We had always dreamed of a finished lower level where we could relax & entertain guests. We transformed what was once a questionable addition into a diy wet bar.

At first, we planned to paint it all white, but I couldn’t help but think what might be underneath all those layers of paint. We removed the hardware & used a belt sander to reveal unbelievably gorgeous wood. I immediately fell in love!

refinishing furniture

I retained the original brass hardware, but changed out the faucet for a wet bar style faucet. When we first looked at the house I thought “that’s odd, they built the sink outside of the bathroom” only to find a vanity in the bathroom. This piece of furniture had already been adapted with a small sink & bathroom style faucet.


To complete the look, we {okay, Chris} added shelving. We selected pre-made wood brackets & 1×4’s, painting both in the same trim paint we used throughout the house – a white semi-gloss. They come with all of the necessary hardware & instructions, making this project so easy. Measured, hung & VOILA!, a wet bar {aka convenient cocktails}.

how to style a bar

Now who’s coming over for drinks?


wet bar styling

Supplies to create your own, all available at Lowe’s unless noted:

furniture – small dresser / sideboard*


small sink



belt sander {you’ll use this over & over again if you love to diy}

sandpaper for sander



how to create a wet bar

how to create a wet bar

and of course no bar is complete without a little styling. I snagged the brass tray from our living room, which used to host Chris’ scotch/whiskey favorites, & will now use it for signature cocktail ingredients to make entertaining easy, fun & beautiful. {This pretty concoction will be making it’s debut later this week.}

pretty diy wet bar

Bar essentials like a cocktail shaker & key shaped bottle opener add a little extra charm to the pretty little cart.


I am so excited with the final result & am a firm believer of making the best of what you have. This project was inexpensive, but adapted something I cringed at to something I adore that fits our lifestyle. Follow along on Instagram with #celebratehome Do  you want to see a before? Alright…


Disclaimer: supplies for this project were generously sponsored by Lowe’s. As always, all opinions & ideas are my own, but I am thankful for the opportunity to work with them & share my projects with you! #SpringIsCalling – are you ready?

Coordinately yours,


10 comments on “DIY Wet Bar”

  1. So creative and beautiful. Love the new look of the wood!

  2. The hardware on the top left is upside down 🙂

  3. Sorry, top right : /

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  5. love the styling on this! it came out wonderfully 🙂

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