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Updating our Wet Bar Update with the Power of Paint

When we did our huge kitchen renovation we carved out a nook for a wet bar/coffee bar and I’m so glad we did. The wet bar has proved to be a super functional space to house all the bar and coffee accessories and cut down on foot traffic in the kitchen when we’re entertaining. However, I knew I wanted to eventually do something with the backsplash. I considered and mocked up several tile, wallpaper and paneling options but never pulled the trigger. Over a year later and still craving an update to the nook, I decided to take a paintbrush to it. Paint is the easiest and most affordable option to start with and easy to revert back if we didn’t love it.

Before we get into that, check out how the wet bar has evolved over time.

This is how it looked when we shared the wet bar reveal last year. We were still missing a handle for the mini-fridge but that has since been resolved. 😉

Updating Our Wet Bar with Black Paint

I painted the backsplash black (we used Sherwin Williams Tricorn), added some new vintage accessories, re-arranged the glassware and re-styled everything and man, it felt good. A fresh new look to the wet bar in just a couple of days.

I love the way the antique brass faucets pop off the black.

We recently upgraded to the Nespresso Vertuo and I’m loving it so far! The vertuo capsules come in espresso and coffee eliminating the need for a coffee maker.

I was looking for a new way to label our decanters and found these leather decanter tags off Etsy. I absolutely love them. They’re customizable and come in a couple of different leather options.

Ah, the power of paint! If you know me you know I love a statement black moment…I mean, have you seen our range? The black adds depth to the wet bar and I love the contrast with the ivory cabinets. I’m so glad I decided to try paint before investing in another material. This update was so inexpensive and took no time at all.

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6 Responses

  1. Hello,

    We are in the process of building a wet bar into a sunroom. I really love your design. Could you provide the dimensions of your wet bar? I want to see if the cabinetry is feasible with our space.

    Thank you!

      1. Can you please share the details of the mini fridge? What is the brand and style? Thank you! Beautiful – trying to replicate this

  2. Hi! We are in the process of our kitchen reno and we are also adding a wet bar! I plan to do mesh as well. Do you mind sharing where you sourced your cabinet mesh/grilles and share if you have glads behind the mesh panel. Thank you so much!

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