I’m inventing a term: Faux Bar Table. It’s a term meant to service people like me who don’t drink but love the sex appeal of alcohol bottles and need to have them around to generally be happy individuals. And today I’m going to not only unleash this new term on the world but also generously explain how to realise this fantasy and consequently achieve nirvana.
Boys and girls, let’s start from the beginning.
Who remembers the day when I acquired a ginormous stash of empty alcohol bottles from a friend (one of which ended up like this vase)? I wanted to use them SO bad but inspiration was not hitting me. I didn’t want to paint them; the labels were too bloody pretty for that kind of a massacre and I didn’t want to venture into gimmicky; that would’ve been just cruel to their authenticity. Until one day it hit me. I’ve always loved the mini bar carts/tables that you see on home decor blogs but because I have zero utility for them, it wasn’t something I could possibly do, right? It was then that I thought, WHY NOT. So I brought all of those beauties out (there are still some left over so this is not the last you’re seeing of my stash).
Also, who remembers this guy that I bought about 8 months when I was at my last apartment? I’d picked him up from a closing-out sale and it’s about 30 years old. It had also been sitting around at my current place all this time so I brought him out too because it was time.
Next I picked up this folding table from Dubizzle (the Craigslist of Dubai). It was in great shape and ready for a new life. (Here’s a similar image of what it looks like standing up).
Then I put all the empty bottles back in.