Where My Booze At: Easy Ideas for Storing Wine & Liquor

published Oct 24, 2017
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The autumnal wind is blowing through and makes spiked cider that much more appealing. It’s also making me want to make my home a little cozier. So with cider on the brain (or in hand) and home decor to peruse, join me in picking out a DIY bar storage option for those extra holiday spirits!

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Let’s start with the simple brilliance Colie Christensen shares in her Apartment Therapy home tour. She simply added legs to a standard IKEA bookcase that perfectly fills a long wall space. Bonus points for her beautiful styling!

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Technically a coffee cart, but if you make an Irish coffee it’s a bar cart right? Fresh Mommy Blog’s industrial DIY is a favorite for the caster wheels and rustic plank shelves.

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IKEA hack! Surprise, surprise, a few have made the list. Just a couple extra additions to the VITTSJO laptop table, and you have a dedicated space for mixing that is also perfect for smaller spaces.

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A lot of these up-cycled options show just how much character a can of spray paint and some wood can add. IKEA’s BYGEL (though discontinued) cart really shines here in a new green coat. The gold glassware is ready for hosting! Try out a similar makeover using the IKEA SUNNERSTA or PS side table on casters.

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Small space peeps, I didn’t forget about you. If you don’t have the floor space for a bar or cart, go vertical! You can add these wine rack bars to the bottom of any anchored shelf, as seen on IHeart Decorating.

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No shelf? No problem. Create a leaning wine rack with 1 piece of wood and a few newspaper hooks like I Spy DIY. For extra stability, I’d suggest adding grip strips to the bottom and top of the rack.

Or try a rustic take and use rope – no screws required! Cambria Wines has the full tutorial.

If you’re all about the copper and leather combo (and have some counter space to spare), this sling wine rack from eHow.com is the perfect project for you.

More into gin and tonics than rosé? Stick to the walls and create a custom liquor cabinet like this one from A Beautiful Mess.

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Though not a bar cart, you do need some options for keeping those bottles chilled and ready for guests. If you still have that mini fridge from college, give it a makeover and turn it into a wine cooler!