For larger gatherings it’s nice to stage your home in a way that’s functional and keeps guests moving around. You want to have clearly defined areas for food, drinks, and seating. When working in a small space, get creative about what constitutes a bar. It could be a sideboard in the dining room, an end table in the living room, or even a card table set in the corner of the room.

Check out my DIY bar cabinet that was originally a 1930′s medicine cabinet. A little sanding, wood stain, and updated knobs transformed this $50 thrift store find into my favorite piece of furniture.

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A few accessories and bottles complete the bar

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Check out another great thrift store DIY bar project by Shes.No.Martha

 

Ikea Hacking at its best, take a look at this creation by Shoebox Decor

Use a bookshelf, another great idea by Apartment Therapy