First it empty, then it was the island of mismatched furniture (get it - island of misfit toys - Rudolph anyone?)
And when for our wedding our groomsmen got us this cool bar sign, we knew that it had to become a bar area/man cave:
Here is the sign hanging in what now is the bar area.
But it took a while before it became the bar area. First we had to design the bar - and it needed to host our collection of beer glasses, our mini fridge, and the growing bottles of alcohol.
So the cutting and assembling began:
Oh, and one thing I forgot to say - we did this work in January - and remember we live in Minnesota - so we weren't doing this outside. Lets just say that our basement looked something like this for a good week.
The sound of power tools don't even effect our cats!
Finally - they are starting to look like cabinets!
And the finished bar!!!
It was a lot of work - but I love how it turned out! The bar has changed a little - I will post some final pictures soon. What do you think...?