8 Small Bar Ideas

by DIY Maven

Amazing Home Bar Designs

When my sister Joyce, brother Tony and I were little, we used to play 'bar'. This involved filling my mother's old and chipped wine decanter with colored water, mixing drinks using a variety of different kinds of Cool-Aid and slurring our speech. My guess as to the inception of this game? One of my uncles owned a bar. This is the ironic part of the story: I don't drink. Never have. HOWEVER, I still LOVE

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Build a Mad Men Bar with Vintage Cocktail Ware and Classic Recipes

by Meg Allan Cole
Build a Mad Men Bar with Vintage Cocktail Ware and Classic Recipes


If all of this talk of fall entertaining drives you to drink, never fear, that's all you really need to be a great host. Building a stylish & chic bar can be your biggest asset during the cold and cozy seasons. Nothing welcomes someone into your home more than a freshly-poured drink on the rocks in a classic highball glass.

created at: 10/26/2010

I've assembled most of our barware from Etsy. Vintage highballs, drinks carts and ice buckets that would fit nicely in Don Draper's office create an air of elegance we're sorely missing these days. I say we bring the classic five o'clock cocktail hour back with finds like these.

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New Premium Tutorial: Make a Smart Bar Cart from an Upcycled Baby Changing Table

by Chris Gardner

New Premium Tutorial: Make a Smart Bar Cart from an Upcycled Baby Changing Table

Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.

"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend itself to a...

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Mad Scientist Mixology: Halloween Cocktail Recipes.

by Chris Gardner

A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here's a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.

Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:

  • Plastic spider rings
  • Gummy worms
  • Novelty eyeballs
  • A few drops of...

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Step-by-Step Upholstered Cushion for Everywhere in Your Home

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 04/02/08

Kitchen chairs, bar stools, porch furniture, patio furniture, window seats, sofas, chairs, floor pillows, dog beds, doll beds, cat beds, and that's all I can think of, this tutorial will show you step-by-step how to make your own boxed and corded cushions.

You can ditch the cord for a more modern look. 

Have at it this Spring with the beautiful large graphic print fabrics available for the interior and the new outdoor fabrics--to die for!

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How To Reupholster Your Round Bar Stools

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 03/13/08

AFTER

created on: 03/13/08

BEFORE  

Some of the bar stools you pick up at Target or Wal-Mart in a weak moment are soooo cheap.  Instead of discarding this piece of manufactured junk, just reupholster it with nifty fabric and keep it in your DIY shop.  I use the same techniques to recover expensive round bar stools for clients.

This EASY round stool re-do took only two hours.  I found this GIRLY DIY fabric at a quilt shop and it cost 6.99 a yard.  It's not...

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Unfinished Armoires, Four Ways

by DIY Maven

What do you get when you take four unfinished armories and Curbly them up? Inspirational photos like you wouldn’t believe.

Potential bar.

Unfinished Armoires, Four Ways

Bar realized.

Potential craft cubby.

Craft cubby realized.

Potential garden ‘shed’.

Garden ‘shed’ realized.

Potential laundry center.

Laundry center realized.

 

For individual components of each project, visit BHG, but be advised, there is an inordinate amount of advertisement pop-ups on this site!

 

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