Thursday, May 10, 2012

Reader Makeover: A 70's Wet Bar Gets a Fresh Update!

Today's post features an amazing space transformation by Belle Maison reader, Kasey (check out her blog here). She recently transformed the super dated wet bar in her home into a fresh, bright and modern space, all on a budget. In her own words, here's what Kasey did to give her bar a much needed makeover...

"My 1970's wet bar was just hideous and it's our living room separated only by bi-fold doors (that stay open most of the time). I couldn't look at it any more so I ripped down the prohibition newspaper themed wallpaper and took down the mirrors. I painted the cabinetry to match the trim, and then I painted and stenciled the walls with a metallic scallop pattern. The old forest green laminate had to go but since replacing it with natural stone was not an option, I painted it a cheerful aqua color using left over paint from my kitchen. I finished the space off by adding in glassware, accessories, and one of my own paintings. Overall it was a very inexpensive project but made such a difference - now I don't mind if the doors stay open all the time!" ~ Kasey

Wet Bar BEFORE...

Old wallpaper & countertop...

Wet Bar AFTER!

  Kasey painted the counter top instead of doing granite or stone, to save money.

The scalloped detail was painted and stenciled by Kasey! It looks like an expensive wallpaper or tile back splash, don't you think?! 

Thanks so much for sharing Kasey! More makeovers to share on Belle Maison so stay tuned!



  1. Wow, this is just amazing!! (And I love the use of the owl!)

  2. Looks wonderful! I love the walls and it DOES look like wallpaper. I do love that owl also! He's a cutie!! :)

  3. Wow! Love it! I'm on a mission to turn an old kitchen cart into a bar cart for my living room.

  4. This was a nice transformation. wow. never thought to paint a counter top.

  5. thank you julie for sharing my wet bar makeover - it's an honor to be on your blog!

  6. you're welcome kasey! thanks for submitting your fabulous work :)

  7. Looks Great!this is just amazing!!


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