Look! Bookcase Bar

Look! Bookcase Bar

Colleen Quinn
Sep 12, 2008

We inherited this bookcase from an elderly neighbor, but were uncertain how to use it in our house. After all, our enormous book collection lives on white Billy bookcases, hardly a match for this piece...

After some reflection, we decided to take advantage of the locking grill doors to turn this bookcase into a bar in the dining room. The alcohol and glasses are behind the locked doors to prevent accidents when friends with children visit, and we get to enjoy a piece that has a great deal of sentimental history for us.

Do you have any special piece that you have repurposed to fit better in your home? Share the story in the comments...

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