This boring closet has ugly louver doors and could certainly use a pick-me-up. Luckily, John and Jason Oliver had big plans for this sorry-ass storage unit.
We have a fun project for your weekend: Transform that ill-organized, ill-used closet in your living room into a fabulous alcove bar.
“Huh, what?,” we hear you saying.
OK, doubting Thomases, bear with us.
Yes, turn your closet from a boring storage unit into a brilliant bar that invokes loads of tippling and perhaps end-of-the-evening dancing upon tables.
Best, of all this transformation is easy.
Says John, our resident Carrie Nation: “Take off the doors to your closet and add curtain rods and curtains that can be hemmed by your local tailor. Buy some simple shelves, maybe something from IKEA, or have a carpenter install inexpensive plywood shelves. Then go to your favorite flea market and stock up on vintage cocktail shakers. Next up, hit the hooch store for loads of vodka, gin, and other sundries. Open the curtains, and it’s a boozy beauty. It’s like Bob Barker revealing what lurks behind Curtain #2, only minus Holly Hallstrom (she was one of the Price is Right beauties).”
The very same closet "after." Can you believe it? Take down the doors and add curtains and a bust from Oly and lots of hooch, and voila!
Says Jason, “Yes, it’s a fabulous transformation. What could be better than a tucked-away bar? Well, maybe an all-expenses-paid trip to Bali, but I don’t see Lady Luck sprinkling any of that fairy dust on my head anytime soon. God damn it, I need a cocktail. John, open the curtains to our former closet, and pour me a stiff one! It’s goddamn 3pm somewhere in the world!”