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home bar

I’m always switching things up here and there in my house, changing colors, or swapping out pieces that are old (mostly from my post college apartment). I liked having a classic console table as a bar in my home, but the drawers were starting to break and it didn’t have nearly enough storage for my (ever growing) glassware collection.  I had my eye on a bar from West Elm, still a very class dark walnut wood color, but with a more modern shape and loads of space. It’s $599 online but in the store it was on sale for $479 – score!

bar before and after

west elm bar pulp home knobs

pure home knobs

Although I did love the bar as-is, I felt that a little feminine flair was in order.  I added these starburst pulls from Pulp Home for the perfect little touch.  I also changed up the lamp with a light white sculptural one to contrast the darkness of the little hall.

I’m very happy with the swap.  I still have two more things on my list for this room, one being to update the art and the second being to change the wall color.  I’d LOVE to use this wallpaper, but might try to do a paint technique that looks like the paper instead.

Do you like the change? Any changes around your house lately?

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  • I have been geeking out over those starburst pulls for months! They completely changed your bar console, and it looks amazing. I love how depending on the light and what furniture you put them on, they appear gold or silver. Love!

  • I love the new bar area! I think the pulls are a great addition! Beautiful ❤

  • Love how it turned out. That lamp is absolutely fabulous with it!

  • Looks amazing! Love the star pulls.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • Very cute! Love a nice bar area, it’s great to have anything in one spot.

  • From the team at Pulp Home and Pulp Design Studios, I can say bravo!! This looks awesome, Erin!

  • Thank you so much, Erin! Your new bar looks fabulous! It’s amazing what you can do to a simple piece from a big box retailer to make it your own… Thanks again for featuring our starburst pulls!

    xx Beth

  • I love it! Of course. Those pulls definitely make it a more unique piece of furniture, and I can’t wait to see what you do with the walls.

  • LOVE it!! It just looks cleaner, more sleek. Nothing new in the house here lately. I need an office make-over! HELP!

  • It looks amazing Erin! Just like a pair of earrings will dress up your outfit these pulls will dress up your piece of furniture. Everything is in the details! Thanks for the feature!

    – CVG

  • Yes! A great vision you have – the pulls and the bar were meant for each other. 🙂

  • It looks great!

  • I’m all about bar carts as of late. I found an awesome deal on Craigslist for one and it’s only $10 and in great condition! I like the wallpaper by the way 🙂 Some people are still afraid to go back to it but I think there are some really great designs out there.

  • Having a home bar is the epitome of chic. I’m currently working on one and looking at yours is such an inspiration. Keep up the GREAT work.

    XO – Alexandrea

  • It looks great! Can I ask where you got the gold wine opener? It would look perfect on my bar cart! Many thanks 🙂

  • I just love this! It looks great! Quick question though, where did you get that lamp?? It’s amazing!

  • Excellent post Erin! I am thinking about redoing our basement, and adding in a bar as well. This looks fantastic and I am in love with those starburst pulls! Nice work!

  • Those starburst pulls make the entire bar! What a great touch!