Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mancave wet bar

Our bar is finally finished! Just in time for hubby's birthday party. I've just been really slack with updating this blog.

This is the empty space we started with.

Some of the carcass and panels prior to installation. 

Then we fitted the LED lights on the outside of the bar. The lights can change colour or stay fixed on a colour. 

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LED lights were also put on the inside of the bar to illuminate the bench at night. There is a spot for hubby's laptop and mixer. 

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Mirror back and glass shelves installed, along with a black glass splash back. We did buy some tiles to use but our glazier friend convinced us to go with black glass for the splash back instead of the tiles. We also installed two downlights above the bar, otherwise that area was really dark. We need to be able to accurately measure our drinks after all 😉

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mancave bar, man cave bar, wet bar

Our bar fridge with LED lights. We usually have these turned off unless we are using the space. The fridge is disgustingly empty. I plan to fix that very soon!

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I adore this matt black sink mixer. I went to Bunnings with intention on purchasing another mixer but when I saw this I loved it and knew it would suit the dark coloured theme my hubby was wanting to achieve. Lucky he loved it too!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Entrance artwork & indoor plant

It's been a very long time since I've updated this blog. Since my last update we have done more work on the front garden, had a bar designed for the man cave (will be installed in a few weeks), had solar panels installed and bought some artwork for the house.

We bought these two framed prints from Ikea for our entrance. Don't mind the warped images, I'm not too good with the panorama function on my iPhone 😉

hallway entrance

The below photo was taken from near the front door. I still don't know whether to put some art in that niche or another picture. I guess there is no hurry to decide. Again, please excuse my poor use of the panorama feature. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated 😊

hallway entrance


I have a huge framed vintage print that will hang on the hallway wall just as you turn right in the above picture. I've had the print for a few weeks now but we've been super busy so haven't had a chance to hang it. 

I finally bought a plant stand for my indoor plant. Love the look of yellow against the grey wall. 

indoor plant

family kitchen meals area

Garden, solar panel & bar updates will come shortly.