The holder of the wine
It started like this. Several months ago I got a wild hair across my butt (for those of you that know me, you know how unusual this is…NOT) and on a whim decided to tear apart my wine bar and redesign it. This involved some
ripping out walls holes in our walls. Nothing major, mind you. It only created a gapping small hole in the middle of our home…not leading to the outside or anything. No big deal. We can live with it. But while the renovation was going on I stumbled across some pretty awesome hooks at Pottery Barn (squeeeal). You can find them here for only $10.00 a piece. 10 Bucks at Pottery Barn is unheard of!
Well, as you can imagine, I feel in LUV! This was a serious kind of love…it was an instant attraction, love at first side kind of love. The kind that is so overwhelming that you MUST act upon it immediately. So I did what any rational person would do, I BOUGHT ME SOME! Not just one, but TWO! So bold I am! That sounded a little like Yoda…go ahead, you can say it in his voice! Its ok, we won’t laugh.
I was filled with glee the day they arrived. My heart literally fluttered in excitement! Yippee it screamed out! I grabbed them and ran to the wine bar and held them up to the wall that they were to be hung upon. My hands were shaking I was so excited! (not really but it adds to the anticipation doncha think?) Only to be disappointed. They added NOTHING to the room. They looked so tiny albeit a bit puny all alone on the pale grey wall. Sadness ensued. What shall I do? I love these hooks. I can not part with them. They need me..I NEED them! And then it hits me! I have a few of these lovely pallets leftover from the bar counter
we Mr. AKM built.
I cut them down to roughly 12” each and after a bit of sanding, then some more sand, and a touch more sanding. By now I am wondering WHY I couldn’t just be a normal person and go buy myself a piece of wood! But I press on! Cuz I’m determined like that...I’m no quitter! I wipe all the wood down to remove the saw dust and apply two coats of my all time FAVORITE stain – Minwax Dark Walnut! It is the only color I ever use. It’s the best EVER! Who’s with me here? Lets just take a minute to look over this awesome can of Dark Walnut lusciousness shall we?
Then I attached them together with a couple of metal brackets that Mr. AKM had lying around in the garage. Screwed on my top wine hook then attached the second hook and WAH-LAH! Here is what the end result was. (Insert oooohhhs and aaahhhhs here).
Aren’t they just awesome! Seriously…I heart them BIG TIME! I love the contrast of the dark wood against the pale walls and all the white trim. SWOON ! (I know the color is off but that is becuase it is more of a wine closet then bar...not easy to photogragh). Now here is some picture love for you. Go ahead and oooohhh and aaahhhh to your hearts content.
This tray, that I coincidentally also purchased from Pottery Barn, was my inspiration for the entire bar. I loved the dark wood and the metal handles.
I bought this bottle of wine for the cute red shoe and it’s ended up being one of my all time favs! Not that I drink much wine. Don’t be looking at all the corks and judging. I see that look of doubt in your eyes! It took me 10 years to save all those…and my name is really Angelina Jolie! You believe me right?