When we moved to our new place, the living room was so much bigger than what we were used to that after putting all our furniture in it, there was still a lot of space left. So we decided we needed a bar.
Since my father designs bars for a living, we teamed up and made a design. It needed to fit in a difficult corner (the 45 degree angles and an old fireplace) and we wanted it to be practical, but not too big. For 6 months I've spent a lot of evenings and weekends doing research on materials, finding the best bargains (real bar equipment is expensive, so I needed to be creative), but mostly on building. I can't even start to explain how much work it was. So many hours of sawing, measuring, sawing the same thing again, painting, screwing, etcetera. I'm not sure if I would do it again if I would've known that in advance, but I'm really proud of the finished product. It's comfortable, practical (it has a work area, shelf space, a cabinet and a little fridge), it has many remote controlled lights built in, but most of all it just looks cool.