Bar carts. We all love ’em. They’re a fabulous way to arrange your favorite glasses, a fine drop, or a bucket of ice. But for those of us who require spirits storage that’s a bit more substantial, I propose a bookcase! Cristina here, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than styling (and re-styling) a bookcase. Imagine the joy of lining up your vintage tumblers, champagne saucers, or a prized crystal carafe (but skip the glow sticks in vodka bottles)! A carefully curated bookcase would make a lovely fixture in the dining room, or a fun way to decorate for your next soiree! Keep reading for more ideas…

*images 1 & 3 photographed by Emily Johnston Anderson for Rue, image 2 photographed by Patrick Cline for Lonny Mag, bookcase JaysonHome, wine Pennywise, ceramic pitcher Jonathan Adler, bourbon Number the Stars, glass pitcher Calypso St. Barth, tray JaysonHome, coasters Jonathan Adler, olive spoon Cask, chair 1st dibs, ice bucket TheGoodMod, champagne glasses Etsy

13 comments
  1. 1
    Karin | September 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    adorable ideas to style all those ‘booz’ bottles

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    Lauren M. | September 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    What a great post, and I second this idea because I did just that in my home! It’s such a great idea especially if you’re on a budget and want something unique. Here’s mine!
    http://myersmaison.blogspot.com/2012/09/updates-to-adult-beverage-bar.html

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    Yvett | September 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Absolutely love this idea!

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    Barina Craft | September 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    We love bar carts too, but more as a way to complement your main home bar. These repurposed bookcases are a great intermediate step if you don’t want to have stool seating, etc.

    Like the industrial rustic style in the man cave at the top.

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    Kristin Moon Thomson | September 17, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    That bookshelf is great! Really displays the bottles as decor. I would never have thought of that!

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    Michele Jonietz | September 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Love this bar cart idea, time to take the booze and glasses out of the closet!

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    • Cristina Cleveland | September 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      I agree, they’re far too pretty to be kept in the cupboard!

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    invitation consultants | September 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    love the idea of using a bookcase. great for showcasing your bottles when guests come over!

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    rita | September 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    i am dying over the bookshelf he used! ah! i wish there was a source for it!

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