~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

~Crafty Hearts, Warm Home and Little Toes~

Thank you for visiting my blog, here you will find tons of before and afters and decorating tips all done with a small budget! I love being inspired, so I hope something on my site will inspire you. My husband and I have been working to transform our little house into a warm, comfortable, cozy and updated home. We are newly married 20 somethings enjoying life and livin it to it's fullest! Now we are on to lifes next adventure and having our first baby! Please follow us as we go through life transforming, creating and learning to be parents!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Building a Basement Bar

Ryan used MDF to build this built-in that goes right into some wasted space we had under the stairs.

Here is picture BBBI (before bar built ins)

My parents had that little fridge in their garage forever, we decided to give it a new home:)

The sink was kind of a last minute decision, but now that we have it I am so glad we put it in.  It is so nice to empty out drinks and rinse out ice-cream bowls.
We took the left over tile from the bathroom and used it as a backslash here.  Anywhere we could save money we tried to without going cheap in quality of course.

With a little stain and some trim paint, it is starting to look like an actual bar.

Ryan added trim to the MDF to give it a richer look.

Here is what you see walking down the stairs.

and the finished product!!!!  I finally have somewhere to put all those neat glasses we got for our wedding!

Those sconces on the right were one of my favorite GoodWill finds $4 for both of them!!! I didn't even have to paint them:)


  1. Wow, wow, and wow!! I am IMPRESSED! The bar looks incredible. Way to go guys!
    Luv, Tracy

  2. OMG ITS FANTASTIC. I'm so jealous Jaymee. Lurve it

  3. Awesome love DIY! My husband is a contractor and I know how much hard work this was :) I’m your newest follower from Creative Bloggers Hop. Please follow http://sweetcalifornialiving.blogspot.com/

  4. Oh man! So jealous I don't have a basement. Yours looks fantastic! Well done :)

  5. Ooolala! That bar turned out so beautiful! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)


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