I know, it's been a while since my last DO IT! post and I'm happy to share a new edition with you today! This week's ingredients: pins, flea market finds, a tv show and one (to me) very special interior object.
For new readers: DO IT is a column where I transform a pin from my ideas board on pinterest into reality. Find two previous examples here and here. I try not to copy it exactly, but to use it as a starting point - and I try to work with things I already have instead of buying more. The motto: Stop pinning, start doing! Today: Stop pinning, start drinking! (Or at least mixing...)
I've been pinning several images of "mini home bars", like this or this one. But I also have to give credit to my serious addiction to Mad Men. I don't think you can watch that show without starting to believe that a home needs a bar - even though I don't mix myself several drinks a day like Don Draper does...
When I found the three little glasses with handpainted black and gold ornaments at the flea market I decided it was time to give them and their friends a proper home. And that home had already been in my house, but I think it was the black color on the glasses that pointed me to it: My black Milu tray.
The tray has a very special meaning to me because my dad designed it seven years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. He made the first prototype version of it around the time when my son - my dad's first grandchild - was born and he gave his latest design object my son's nickname: Milu. It became one of his best-sellers in the following years, there are lots of little Milus in many people's homes now. I really like the elegant retro look of it - perfect for a little bar, don't you think?
What's still missing is a bigger choice of liquors to actually mix some drinks! Like I said, I like the look of a mini bar but I'm usually more of a boring wine and beer drinker. Maybe you can help me: What are the essentials of a mini bar at home? But only nice bottles for my bar, please!