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My Art-Deco Bar! Here Are The Results

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It was a lot more work, but it always is. I love the way it looks now and the cupboards hold all the bottles. The drawer holds corkscrews etc. with the lower cupboard housing overflow.

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This is the neat part, open the top and there is a mixing area for drinks. 

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Here are the new knobs 7 in all. Ready to have a cocktail party and serve a cocktail to Hercule Poirot I think. Fancy dress perhaps!

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My Art-Deco Bar Another Project! The Before

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My Art-Deco Bar Another Project!

I saw this online and I thought it would be the perfect piece to store all our drinks as well as look great in our very 1930s dining room. Please note that most of my staging projects lend a contemporary look when staging to sell, but it is always different in your own home, as the way you live is indeed different to when you place your home up for sale.

My latest project had to be repaired and restained as once home, I found it was coming apart at the back and needed to be thoroughly cleaned, repaired, reglued, and reinforced.  It also needed to be restained. New shelves to be made and stained as the old ones had buckled and would not support any weight. It was useful to have them as templates for the ones to be made. New knobs ordered as some were broken and the drawer to be lined. The reveal will come soon. 

#styleorganization #bar # renovate # Art-deco

#styleorganization #bar # renovate # Art-deco

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Unexpected Guests – An Easy Snack To Serve With Drinks

Cocktail Hour in Windsor Ontario
Cocktail Hour in Windsor Ontario

Keep your pantry stocked with staples such as nuts, jars of artichokes, spreads, assorted crackers, in the fridge some cheese and you will always have a snack on hand when the doorbell rings and you find friends on your doorstep, this is what we made in a jiffy. While my husband poured drinks, I took a packet of smoked salmon that was in the freezer, opened it, and put it out on to a large platter to defrost. Next I opened a box of crackers and emptied those into a bowl, I then took some cream cheese, horseradish and sour cream and using a immersion blender, blended until smooth. This I topped with black pepper. Using scissors I cut the now defrosted salmon in to smaller pieces and served. Everyone loved it and we had a great time.