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STORING DRINKS & MORE: BAR CABINET IN ANNIE SLOAN'S CHATEAU GRAY

Unless you’re an extreme minimalist, adding storage to your home in any way possible seems like something everyone could use. At the start of the year, it seems like everyone in my life is trying to reorganize their homes. I love having a zone for certain tasks in the house: coffee supplies, cleaning tools, and in this case, my wine and bar necessities. Having my wine and cocktail glasses, all the bottles and even my books on cocktail making and wine all stored in one place makes it effortless to have an impromptu gathering at the house or just know where to head to when you’re in desperate need for a drink after a long day.

I really love this cabinet I painted in Annie Sloan’s Chateau Gray. This paint color is gorgeous in person. It’s a subtle mix of gray with a hint of sage green. I distressed it to reveal the original wood tone, allowing the exterior to tie in with the unpainted interior. All painting aside, I’m really just so impressed the storage capabilities of this cabinet.

The lower cabinet stores up to 14 bottles, and has a lower shelf to store taller objects or additional bottles. The middle area is open and is perfect for displaying books, plants or other styling objects. If you’re using this as a liquor cabinet, it’s the perfect spot to place all your bitters and bar tools. The upper area stores up to 18 wine glasses and has two shelves for storing additional glassware, small tasting plates, or any other drink supplies.

I love pieces like this that can maximize storage while still being visually beautiful in a space. I’ll be adding this piece to my website shop soon!

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