How-To Make an Easy Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

Add some serious character to your bar area with this easy DIY wall mounted bottle opener! It won't take long to make, and it's sure to elicit all kinds of oohs and aahs from your friends. Click through to check out the full photo tutorial.    

How-To: Easy Wall Mounted Bottle Opener
Photo: Faith Towers

 

 

Finished wall mounted bottle opener - used for taking caps off glass bottles
Photo: Faith Towers

It's colorful, it's unique and best of all… it's incredibly easy to make.

 

Here's what you'll need to make your own wall mounted bottle opener:

How-To: Easy Wall Mounted Bottle Opener

 

  • 2 pieces of wood, size 16″ x 3.5″ and 3.5″ x 3.5″
  • Radiator covering, size 10.5″ x 4.5″
  • Bottle opener (I bought this one)
  • 4″ long piece of easily bendable wire
  • 1 full page adhesive shipping label
  • Spray paint
  • Electric screwdriver
  • 7 screws, 1/2″ long
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Tin snips
  • Pliers
  • Pencil

Begin by drawing out the word “open” on an 8″ x 3.25″ piece of the shipping label paper. Continue Reading

How to Assemble The Perfect Bar Cart

How To Assemble A Bar Cart
Photo: Faith Towers

As craft cocktails continue to grace the drink lists of more and more menus across the country, stylish bar carts filled with craft liquors and unique ingredients are rising in popularity as well. Today we're going to share what we consider to be the essential components of every good bar cart.   

 

How To Assemble The Perfect Bar Cart
Photo: Faith Towers

It’s not as difficult as you might think to create a functional bar cart that can also act as an attractive focal point in your space. Continue Reading

Shopping Guide: 5 Favorite Affordable Bar Carts

5 Fabulous Affordable Bar Carts

Bar carts can be pricey. Like waste-your-whole-paycheck expensive. But every now and then you can find a really great inexpensive alternative… and I’m here to share five of my favorites with you.   

 

Five affordable bar carts.1. The Raskog Kitchen Cart is a popular option for anyone who may not have very much floor space to work with. It has wheels and three tray shelves, making it super functional… and the bright color gives it a playful feel! Buy your own at IKEA for $49. Continue Reading

Round Up: 5 Fantastic TV Makeovers

created at: 02/20/2012

Back in 1977 a Sylvania 25″ color console TV would set you back a whopping $530. Adjust for inflation, that would cost us $1,840 today*. Ouch. Next time you see an old console TV, keep that in mind and then think of these makeovers.
 
Cool blue and a center shelf make this makeover irresistible.
 
 
  
 to nice:
Erin turned her old TV into a new doggie bed.

This MCM model was converted into a home bar:
 
 
Okay, all of these were cool, but my favorite is this conversion, which also went from TV to bar.
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Make a Recycled Can Wine Rack

created at: 09/04/2011

I have a wine rack. It’s okay, but matches my taste from about a decade ago as opposed to now. While perusing the shops for a new one I came across this industrial chic version that can be DIYed with only a few materials.  

I love the geometric look and bold color of this wine rack constructed out of aluminum cans. I think I would opt for leaving mine unpainted so as to achieve to most industrial look possible. Continue Reading

8 Small Bar Ideas

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 going to liquor stores to buy booze for other people. Continue Reading

How To: Convert a Secondhand Cabinet into a Bar

created at: 10/28/2010

On Tuesday, I gave you some of the elements that go into Building a Mad Men Bar, and today we are going to transform this vintage wooden piece into our own.

Our vintage wooden bar, before we did anything to it.  

I’m loving the bold look of black and white chevron pattern and want to combine this secondhand dark wood cabinet with a chevron pattern to create my own Mad Men-style bar.

Chevron patterns are my inspiration for this makeover.

To create a chevron paint finish you’ll need:

Supplies you'll need for this project.

To get started, lay out your drop cloth in a well lit and highly ventilated area. Continue Reading

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

created at: 10/26/2010

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. Continue Reading

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

created at: 07/15/2010

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 side table, if you switch out two of the shelves, jazz up the wood finish with some metallic paint and add some decorative and functional wheels, you’ll have a party on wheels for indoor and outdoor entertaining.”

Featured Tutorial: Smart Bar Cart