How To Turn Any Ordinary Shelf Into A Wine Bar !
O.K. ….I’ll say it….I “LOVE” Wine! (hey, who doesn’t ?) I also love great Home Decor. That’s why when we were Styling the Dining Room I decided we needed a Wine Bar and a Wine Bar Shelf ! (The Wine Bar Shelf is a triple bonus because it removes the guest traffic out of my kitchen where I am working as well as frees up a lot of kitchen cabinet space! win!win!) The Wine Bar was the easy part. The Wine Bar Shelf was another story!
We were Guesting on “Calling It Home Online Magazine’s One Room Challenge “. We were given six weeks to re do any room. I only had five weeks due to other scheduling issues and had to find and have shipped to me a wine Bar Shelf …fast! I was all over the net but finding the right one at the right price proved to be a challenge! (not to mention a real drag…).
What I was finding online….
This is Lovely, real Wood and Hand crafted but not wide enough, too rustic for my room style, and a bit too $$$ ! $65.00 plus shipp $$ (ouch!)
Photo courtesy of AdlightCreations on Etsy
This is neat but also too small , too expensive and Particle board (yuck!). It was going to look cheap!
Remember, we are about the budget but it must look like (or actually be) Quality!
This is the Lovely Wine Bar I Bought for the Dining Room
See The “One Room Challenge”
I wanted some Wine Glass Storage for it. It does have shelves but I wanted to use that space to store some serving pieces to free up more kitchen cabinet space. My cabinets are full of glasses . Many, Many glasses. (I think I have a thing for glasses…..and coffee cups).
This was on Overstock at the time for $325.00….It’s a bit higher now.
That being said….It is real wood!
I wanted a Bar shelf for the wine glasses that was close in color and at least as long as the bar itself to make sure it was balanced aesthetically.
After an exhausting search and time becoming more of a concern, I decided to make my own.
I bought this shelf because it was good color, good length and a decent price! #FrugalFabFind ! Just $38.00 !
(Amazon Link at bottom of post)
I bought these Rails to attach to it. $$7.50 for the pair w/ no shipp $ !
(Amazon link also below!)
So now I have my shelf and my Wine Glass Racks . On to the……
“Bar Shelf For Wine Glasses Tutorial”
I was planning on screwing them into the hollow floating shelf but it is enclosed so there is no way to do that. Hmmmmm?????
I always say “Where There’s A Woman, there’s A Way”. We women are like Pit Bulls with a Bone when we want something we “want” or “want done” ! We won’t quit till we Git!
(I’ve been in Texas too long!)
I remembered my husband had fixed an iron fireplace grate for me using JB Weld. (I am not affiliated with nor have they supplied me any product). It was on so strong that you would really have thought it was re welded!
I grabbed my tubes of JB Weld… there are two. You have to mix them, like Epoxy, to activate them.
I lined up my racks where I wanted them and marked around the flat attachment parts with a pencil.
Time for the Glue!
Squeeze out an equal amount of each tube on to the paper plate.
Mixed them with a toothpick.
Apply to the bottom of the flat sides of the wine rack where you would normally use a screw
Place them back where you marked them with the pencil, making sure they are straight and in line with each other.
Grab a glass of wine because there is nothing else to do here!
The JB Weld will set in 6 minutes. I hung my Bar Shelf at that time but it fully cures in 4 hours. I put glasses on it the next morning!
You can place one of these over anything in any size! Try placing a Bar Shelf over a bookshelf restyled to hold wine and mixers!
You can find everything you need in various sizes and prices through my Amazon Links below and on the side bars. I am affiliated and will receive a small compensation from them at no extra cost to you but believe me when I tell you I purchased the items for my “Bar Shelf For Wine Glasses ” from them because of price, quality and convenience and no other reason.
I hope you are inspired! See you soon!