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Couple Have Wine Bar Installed In Their Basement

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Couple Have Wine Bar Installed In Their Basement

Over the last eight months, we've seen some seriously impressive lockdown DIY projects, including this incredible wine bar, built in one couple's basement.

Eric Abrecht, from Baltimore, spent several months constructing the bar. From piecing together old materials - including recycled and reused wood and metal - to making walls, cabinets and shelves, he worked around the clock on the amazing transformation.

Just take a peek at the pictures - it looks like an actual wine shop...

It looks like an actual wine shop! (Credit: Caters News)
It looks like an actual wine shop! (Credit: Caters News)
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Dad Eric, 50, also used paint and glaze to add the finishing touches, before it was time to stock the bar with bottles of wine and stylish antique decor sourced from bargain shops.

"I have a passion for projects like this," said the artist.

"To wake up and you can't wait to get going with it is the greatest feeling.

Eric filled the bar with bottles of wine and stylish antique decor (Credit: Caters News)
Eric filled the bar with bottles of wine and stylish antique decor (Credit: Caters News)
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"When friends are here, they go absolutely crazy when they realise what is really taking place in the basement.

"Everything looks worn but comfortable. I made walls, front, ceiling and cabinets and shelves, and made them looked aged by paint and glaze.

Eric says he has a passion for these types of projects (Credit: Caters News)
Eric says he has a passion for these types of projects (Credit: Caters News)

"I purchased antiques, frames, signage or I make my old looking 'antiques' if I couldn't find the right piece. We love Verona, Italy, so that led the antique hunt.

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"I even found an antique Italian phone and have that in the store. I installed an antique mail slot in the door and made an open and closed sign that hangs inside.

"All the alcohol is locked up in one area."

Friends are often shocked when they see what Eric has created (Credit: Caters News)
Friends are often shocked when they see what Eric has created (Credit: Caters News)

Throughout the first lockdown, many Brits had been building bar areas in their back gardens.

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Not only did they they look *seriously* cool, but many were built with just a handful of materials including pallets, reused wood and a lick of paint.

Just take a look at some of the incredible examples here. We wonder what DIY trends Lockdown 2 will bring?

Featured Image Credit: Caters News

Topics: Life News, lockdown, Wine, Food And Drink

Lucy Devine
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