Upcycle: Trash to Treasure

As summer days heat up, small gatherings become popular with just a few friends. Full size bars are great, but there’s no need to stock a full bar for a small casual gathering. Be creative and transform a flea market find into an affordable bar cart. I have found some websites with great ideas on creating a mini bar just right for you.

No Space, No Problem!

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. This site has 39 pictures of mini bars made from a variety of materials such as vintage suitcases and TV cabinets. You probably have something at your house that could be turned into a great mini bar. If not, check out some garage sales or secondhand stores near you. To view click here.

Mixing It Up

After a long day at the office, you might like to relax with a mixed drink, but don’t want the hassle or expense of going out when you just got home. This Bob Vila site shows you how you can let your personal style shine by designing your own mixing station at home. I love his idea for turning an old library card catalog chest into a wine storage unit and the one that uses an old rake to hold wine glasses. Have fun looking at all the great mini bar ideas. Click here.

Portable Mini Bars

Portable home bars offer the flexibility and convenience of being able to move them to any room or outdoor space. Small side tables, console tables, wicker pieces and trays are just a few of the ideas offered on this site. There are pictures of each idea, so click here to view.

Family Friendly

Mini bars don’t just have to be for adult beverages. How about setting up a mini bar with juices, water and sodas for all. If you have a staircase in your home, you could possibly set up a mini bar under the stairs. Rolling carts also can be re-purposed into cool mini bars.  Check out this HGTV site to see the slide show of great ideas for your mini bar. Click here.

I hope you will visit these sites and be inspired to create a mini bar that is just your style!


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