Our house was sold as a four bedroom Cape Cod and if anyone knows us there are only two of us so we had three bedrooms too many. What should we do with a bedroom in the back of the house, off the hallway right next to the living room? Why turn it into a combination bar and dining room. Bruce figured out a way to use the existing closet framework and construct a bar. First up we had to do some demolition on the closet. Of course, since the house was built around 1910 the walls were made out of lathe and plaster. Lathe and plaster is a very sturdy construction choice but also a nightmare for demolition. Through the process I heard some not so pleasant language coming from our back room. In the process of demolition we uncovered a heart. (The bar design was able to preserve the back wall so the heart is still there if you look hard enough.)
Once the framework was exposed, Bruce removed a few of the original pieces of wood and used them at the far end of the bar for the top and for a floor to ceiling accent. You can see the framework coming together nicely.
Out of all the wallpaper in the house this was my favorite. Maybe not all over in a room. I think it would be a nice accent rug or pillow. Do I miss it? Nope.
Project start date Jan 3 2016