Live.Laugh.DIY. Wet Bar Makeover

When we bought our house a little over a year ago, we knew we wanted to update the basement. It had good bones, lots of space, and a bathroom which is perfect for the guest bedroom in the basement. It was also cold and dark. Most of the walls were covered in wood paneling. The walls that weren’t wood were painted a dark gray (including the ceiling!). I love the gray paint trend, but it was not working in our basement. Finally, there was also a very bizarre wet bar made of an old cabinet and heavy particle board.

To turn our cold, dark basement into a warm, cozy basement we (my fiancé and I) applied some paint and ripped out the horrible old wet bar.

Unfinished Cabinets – I measured the length of the wall and subtracted the size of the beverage fridge I bought to determine which cabinets would fit in the space.

Sherwin Williams Paint (Color = Denim) – Sherwin Williams is always running promotions!

Elkay Stainless Steel Sink – We could have repurposed the sink and faucet from the old wet bar, but decided to upgrade to something a little more modern and slick. We did repurpose the plumbing components from the old sink.

Delta Faucet

Hampton Bay Laminate Countertop – We considered having a custom countertop cut and installed, but realized we could do it ourselves for ½ the price.

Of course we used other supplies (paint brushes, shims, caulk, screws, brackets, painters tape) and tools (a drill, jigsaw, circular saw, caulk gun, nail gun).

The project took a number of weekends to accomplish, but it was worth it. We are so happy with how it turned out! If you feel inspired to take on a large project like ours, reach out to me! I’d love to help!

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