Tuesday, July 15, 2014

{vintage dining hutch turned bar}

In our past places we have used our painted credenza as our bar area - see it in our Chicago place here and our old DTLA loft here.  In our new place, I had my heart set on getting a bart cart to switch things up a little bit.  After checking out a few options online and in person it became clear to me that we have way too much liquor and bar accessories for a tiny bar cart.  I started searching around on Craigslist for other options and happened upon a total gem of everything mid-century called Sunbeam Vintage.  Located on a little downtown street in Highland park, Sunbeam vintage has an adorable storefront as well as a big warehouse around the corner filled with tons of goodies at great prices (if you follow them on Instagram you can check out new pieces as they come in!).  

In their warehouse, I discovered this vintage dining hutch that was severely on sale and decided it would be the perfect size for a bar.  I thought we might want to paint it or add some interesting molding or maybe even a wallpaper backing, but after getting it home and placing all our bar items in it I decided I like it plain and simple.  We may add some brass door pulls to the two doors at the bottom, but for now I'm going to keep it as is.  It feels so good to start completely areas of our new place and I can't wait to share more of it in the following weeks!

 {a selection of our bar books:  PDT, Old Mr Boston's, The Bar Book.  See more of my favorite cocktail books right here}

{Tiffany cut crystal decanter & vintage cylinder decanter both with vintage liquor labels

{custom monogrammed old fashioned glasses we received for Christmas}


  1. I absolutely LOVE those vintage liquor labels! We have three vintage decanters displayed on our bar and the labels would just elevate them even more. I love how you've organized the piece.

  2. So good! You are a master. Love the wood grain on the bottom cabinets. Can't wait to see the photos of the rest of your place.

  3. im dying to know how you managed to shlep all those glass bottles back to la without any breaking!