Monday, February 25, 2019

COTTAGE BAR ROOM BEFORE + AFTER // THE LOVELY COTTAGE

I'm so excited to share the before + after of a little project we've been working on for the last couple of months - our bar closet!  This room is off of our dining room and when we purchased the house, it was used for their stackable washer and dryer.  (Weird I know, but #smallhouseprobs) However, when we renovated, we added a laundry room on to the back of our house, so this random closet had no purpose.  For the last year and a half, we just had to leave it alone while we were working on bigger things and it housed Gibby and Lola's dog food/water.  While cleaning it one day (of course), J had the great idea to turn it into a bar closet.  For lack of space, all of our pretty bottles were hidden behind cabinet doors, so we thought making this little space cozy + functional would be the perfect way to display all of our favorites!

We already had tile left over from our guest bath that would fit our space perfectly, so that was a major win.  We ripped up the existing (ugly) ceramic tile and laid our beautiful, marble basketweave tile, with the help of one of our best friends Amy.  We fell in love with this color after seeing it in one of my other best friends home - it's Black Forest Green by Benjamin Moore and it's so cozy!  I'm so into dark, moody paint colors at the moment and a fresh coat was exactly what this space needed. 


My other favorite addition to this closet, this concrete pendant from Serena & Lily.  I wanted something that would stand out from the wall color, but still be neutral and minimalistic.  It makes such a subtle statement and I'm so in love with it!  One thing we still have to add that will also make the BEST statement - a black + white photo of Johnny Cash!  (Smoking, no less.)  It's being framed as we speak and I can't wait to pick it up!


We searched for months for the perfect table for this room, but never found the right thing.  This table was J's grandmothers and it's so, so beautiful.  The aged brass legs and intricate detailing in the wood is stunning and we simply love that it was hers.  She passed two weeks ago and every single thing we have of hers has always been the sweetest reminder, but especially now.


We filled the table with all of our favorites - vintage Veuve Clicquot, J RUN's favorite - tequila, rosè and french bordeaux, whiskey + bourbon from Charleston, and vodka + gin from a couple of our favorite distilleries.  One of my friends taught me this years ago, but always having a stocked bar is e like to have something for everyone and of course, our favorites.  We believe in celebrating life and all the chaos that comes with it - always.


Thanks so much for stopping by - CHEERS!
Meg

{My dress is HERE!}

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