Chalkboard paint adds a splash of color and will help guests keep track of their drinks. For this project, you'll need: wine glasses, chalkboard paint, bucket or small bowl for the paint, chalk sticks, rubbing alcohol and paper towels or a clean cloth.
Utilize small spaces like this cubby by incorporating a wet bar. A tall, slim wine refrigerator supplies ample bottle storage, while glasses can be stored hanging upside down or in the cabinets. Finish the space with a stylish decanter and an ice bucket.
Entertaining's a breeze when you have a bar cart just around the corner! With its golden shaker, matching ice bucket, wine glasses and more, this piece is ready to roll into the sitting room and serve up some drinks.
This traditional wet bar is made for entertaining. A whimsical wallpaper pattern that features popular liquors and cocktails, sets the party mood. A silver cocktail mixer, pitcher and serving trays along with a copper ice bucket for chilling champagne sit atop an ample countertop, ready for quick access. The handy wine storage cabinet above and simple sink below make this the perfect work station for any party host.
A cluster of breweries (Monday Night Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer) and distilleries (ASW Distillery) have opened right on the BeltLine and the gastropub Boxcar, above the wine and beer bar and shop Hop City West End, offers elevated fare (don't miss the Kara-age Fried Chicken, the Vagabond buttermilk-fried chicken with pimento cheese, the Beefcake Cheesesteak), to the mix. If curated cocktails and an extensive local craft beer scene are on your bucket list, then Boxcar and Hop City West End and this vibrant, booming neighborhood should be on your route.
In HGTV Design Star season 4, Dan and Nathan painted an unexpected and bold graphical design across the walls and floor of this dining room. “I don't know if it's a pixelated map of the islands, stylized crime-scene outlines or a macro image of popcorn but I loveeeeeet!” says designer Candice Olson. “This room is a testament to the power of paint and how it can easily and inexpensively transform a space. We’re not talking simply color on the walls here but rather a big, bold powerful image (of something) that engulfs this space; walls, floor and all – wow! The lumber on the far wall is a brilliant design stroke adding warmth to the cool grays. The uniform, vertical application brings visual order, contrasting the great graphic chaos happening around the table. A Parsons-style table like this looks great but really doesn’t function well for seating lots of people. I would have liked to see a hollow pedestal table with the hole in the center used for low greens/grasses, or as a built-in ice bucket for wine and cold drinks. Right now the tall leaves in the center mean fighting your way through the jungle to see who you’re dining with. A round paper-lantern pendant or two over the table would provide beautiful light for dining and speak to the shapes of the ingenious wall-mounted light fixtures beyond. Small criticism for a room that is truly inspiring.”