The challenge started in full force yesterday with her 20 hand picked bloggers to share their makeovers of a room in a 6 week time span. Starting today, and for the next 5 Thusdays you too can link up to her blog and share your own one room challenge if you wish, OR just follow along and see what everyone else is doing and get some great inspirational ideas for maybe a future project of yours. There will undeniably be something that inspires you! One of the great things about Linda's chosen bloggers is that is is a very big mix of different design styles and you'll be sure to find one that speaks to you. Also, with the great expansion she was done with this challenge and opening it up to everyone to play along, you will for sure see even more designs, styles and ideas that will get you excited about.
I wasn't sure if I would be participating this time around in the link up party, but there is one last project in our family room that has been needing to be addressed and what a better way to push us to get it done.
I must confess it sort of feels like cheating since my chosen project is not a room, it's just a bar area. In theory, it really should not take the full 6 weeks but since I don't know
Without further delay here is said project...
Very 80's, no? Full of orange toned oak wood, yellow textured tile, and mirrors.
This bar is very useful when we host get togethers, but it's just so unattractive.
The objective will be to totally gut it and update the look. I would like this area to be family friendly as well. It'll be a great spot for a popcorn/drink area when we have movie nights or my daughters' have friends over.
My plan is to add open shelves under a new counter-top, fill them with baskets for napkins, appetizer/dessert plates, and hard liquor/wine. Above the counter-top, we will plank the walls and ceiling to match our newly made over fireplace. Also, open shelves will be added to the upper area for the glasses and decorations.
I have not picked out the counter-top yet, but it will either be black matte quartz or solid white quartz.
See you next week with an update on our bar makeover. In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram.