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Inspired by DIY | Eddie Ross Inspired Indoor Summer Bar

Eddie Ross Style Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer bar styling | Thrifted dresser turned bar | This is our Bliss

When we kicked off this monthly Inspired by DIY Challenge in February with Kate Spade, I knew I was going to have fun with it — with fabulous designer themes each month, new projects for our home and doing it with such a talented and creatively inspiring group. I mean, how could it not be a blast?!

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This month we are pulling inspiration from Mr. Modern Mix himself — Eddie Ross! He flawlessly combines thrifted antique gems, with chic, classic pieces and then tops it off with a brilliant, modern spin. He style is fearless, fun and exceptionally inspiring! Not to mention, his signature “looks” can be achieved by incorporating frugal, second-hand finds in order to keep styling and accessorizing on budget.

Today I’m going to show you how I styled my Eddie Ross inspired space!

Pattern play, bright colors and FUN was what I aimed for and well… I just went for it. I decided to zhush up my thrifted dresser and turn it into an indoor bar, yet again! Remember my holiday bar last Christmas?
Eddie Ross Style Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer bar styling | Thrifted dresser turned bar | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comThis time, I funked it up with lots of bright accessories, some fresh fruit, my gold barware and then…

I did this!
Eddie Ross Inspired indoor summer bar | upcycled chest turned bar | bar cart styling | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comEddie Ross Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar | modern mix | Pattern play | This is our BlissYes—loud with leopard! I said I wanted to have fun, right?
Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY | pattern play | summer bar styling | polka dot and leopard print | thrifted dresser makeover | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comI’ve thought long and hard about whether or not I wanted to paint this piece of furniture or some of the detail on the doors, but I couldn’t decide on a color and didn’t want to go with black or white as my typical instincts told me to. I didn’t feel like playing it safe though either.
Eddie Ross Inspired Bar | Inspired by DIY | Indoor summer bar styling | dresser upcyle leopard | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comWhile, I decided to leave the outside alone, aside from sprucing up the hardware with this amazing stuff, and then added some leopard print wrapping paper to the drawer fronts and the back of the shelves. The small roll was $1.50 and I didn’t even use half of it!
Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY | indoor bar styling | summer cocktail bar | This is our BlissAnd since I wanted to add some bright and cheery colors for summer, I opted to paint something else.

Not long ago, I laid eyes on this beauty of a mirror while perusing the aisles of Goodwill and knew I just had to have it. It wasn’t in great condition, so I needed to rescue it with a little paint.
Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY | Indoor summer bar styling | Thrifted mirror makeover | spraypainted pink mirror detail | This is our BlissAgain, I pondered black or white, since I do love my neutrals, but ultimately decided on Watermelon. For a $10 Goodwill mirror, I decided it could be pink for awhile. It’s like the mirror was calling out to be painted a bright and bold color… I mean that detail…
Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY | Indoor summer bar styling | Thrifted mirror makeover | painted pink mirror detail | This is our BlissAfter all, I am planning to continue to bring in pinks and oranges with fresh greens sprinkled throughout the house for summer. My typically neutral decor gets jazzed up a bit with each season or holiday. Plus, if we ever have a little girl, I think she would absolutely, without-a-doubt need this pink mirror in her room. Ha! What am I even saying?! We need to get through our upcoming move before we think about anymore little ones running around!!

I know…couldn’t help myself from going there. I mean… its a PINK mirror!
Eddie Ross Style Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar car styling | dresser upcycle | leopard | This is our BlissEddie Ross Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar | Bar styling | pineapple | This is our BlissThis tassel had me at he-llo!Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY summer bar styling peach tassel and pineapple accessories This is our Bliss www.thisisourblissEddie Ross Inspired by DIY | fresh fruit | thrifted finds | indoor summer bar styling | www.thisisourbliss.comEddie Ross Style | Inspired by DIY | Indoor summer bar Styling | This is our BlissI mixed tons of thrifted finds with pieces I’ve picked up over time and had around the house. I have to admit, we have a pretty large pantry and I’ve taken over most of it with decor items, serving pieces and tableware and accessories. I’ve decided I love, like luuurve putting together tablescapes and since we turned our dining room into a playroom a couple years ago, my tableware and barware don’t see the light of day very often.
Eddie Ross Style | Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar | decanters | Leopard print | barcart styling This is our BlissOur new house doesn’t have a very large space for dry goods, so I have a feeling my “stuff” is going to have to find a new home —-probably sharing a space with my hoarder collection of frames and craft supplies! Hoping I get an “office” of some sort…right now my office & supply storage is in the 2nd guestroom. I’ve never shared any pics of this space, so I’m pretty sure you can assume how it looks 80% of the time!

I love how the animal print paper provides a bold backdrop to my glasses and bottles. The vintage green stemmed wine glasses were my grandmother’s. I’ve been looking for a place to be able to display them.
Eddie Ross Inspired | Inspired by DIY Eddie Ross style indoor summer bar | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.comNot only do the cocktail glasses, liquor bottles, etc. look pretty against the paper, but this furniture piece is a great storage solution! Don’t you think?
Eddie Ross Style | Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar | decanters | Leopard print | This is our BlissPlus, I love having it set-up and ready to roll right off the front door in the living room. Easily accessible at that long-awaited time of the day!

After all, couldn’t the living room be my “mom cave” or “she shed? I think so. I love that you can keep the doors closed and then bust them open when company comes by or happy hour arrives.Eddie Ross Style Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer bar styling | Thrifted dresser turned bar | This is our Bliss | www.thisisourbliss.com I can tame’r down if I need to, but let out the chic, summery party when the time is right!
Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY | Indoor Summer Bar | modern mix | Pattern play | This is our Bliss

Is there anywhere in your home you would go all Eddie-Ross-style? Where would you put a cocktail bar in your house? The bedroom? I’ve seen it done!

SOURCES:

gold foil napkins
tassel
water decanter
pineapple bottle stopper
straws
dresser [thrifted]
mirror [thrifted, paint color here]
abstract art
hand canvas
candlestick holders [Threshold from Target]
3D glass spike [Crate & Barrel ornament]
brass vase [thrifted]
green stems [Michaels]
gold geometric tray [thrifted]
animal print paper [Michaels]
monogram copper mugs
gold plaid glasses [Crate & Barrel]
polka dot glasses [HomeGoods, similar here]
vintage green wineglasses [my grandmother’s]
gold liquor bottle tags [HomeGoods]
pineapple dish towel [HomeGoods, similar here]
white gold bowl [Hobby Lobby]

And like I always say each month, you MUST go check out the rest of this fabulousness my friends have put together in their own homes — Eddie Ross inspiration galore! I’ve seen everyone’s sneak peeks on social media over the last few days and I’m dying to head over myself to see the rest! A huge THANK YOU to Jess from Domicile 37 for being the master mind behind all of this monthly fun!Eddie Ross Inspired by DIY | Monthly DIY Challenge | This is our Bliss

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And don’t forget to pin for later!
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Coming up:

I’ll be back on Thursday for this month’s Pretty Project Party and then I’ll be sharing more summer fun & inspiration very soon – yay!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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  • Vintage4YourHome
    May 31, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    I don’t know how I missed this post but thank you for linking it! I absolutely love this! You really kicked this piece up a big notch.. and that mirror! Perfect pip of color..I’m a spray paint lover so I must try this watermelon. Thanks again

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      May 31, 2016 at 1:18 PM

      Thanks, girl!! I had to do something fun with the cabinet AND mirror—it just felt right! Yes, go grab some watermelon paint ASAP! Thanks again 😉

  • Sarah Lagen
    May 25, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    This is so cute Rachel! I love all of the pineapple accents! They are such a fun decoration to add to any home! 🙂

    xo, Sarah

  • Corinna - ADesignerAtHome
    May 25, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    Oh My Gosh this is so beautiful! You are a styling genius!

  • Kati
    May 23, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Wow! I love your bar. The pops of color (and the colors you chose) are so great. Makes me ready to make a drink and enjoy summer 😉

  • Angelina at Peonies and Orange Blossoms
    May 23, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    This is fantastic! Love the makeover! Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things!

  • Linda
    May 23, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Great use of this dresser! I especially love the cheetah print interior!

  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    May 22, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Super fun! I’m not too familiar with Eddie Ross but after seeing the different patterns, I’m a big fan. What a fun challenge! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday.

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      May 31, 2016 at 1:25 PM

      Thanks for hosting and for your sweet note!! He is loads of fearless fun and STYLE!

  • Christina
    May 19, 2016 at 9:08 PM

    I love that leopard!!

  • monica20039
    May 19, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    This is gorgeous! The leopard print is perfection and you totally nailed this challenge. You have great style.

  • Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
    May 19, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Wonderful!!! Love everything about this cart. Great styling and I definitely see the Eddie Ross influence!!!

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  • kathrynbaugher
    May 17, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Love the leopard and your styling is spot on!! Beautiful Modern Mix style.

  • Arielle | Scotch and Nonsense
    May 17, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Looove it! That mirror looks so good in watermelon and your tassel is genius. Now I may just have to invite myself over for cocktail hour…

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      May 31, 2016 at 1:23 PM

      Thanks, Arielle! I had never used that color before and I love how it turned out. Yes—please do!! Drinks are ready and waiting… 🙂

  • sarah
    May 17, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Oh, gurrrl, that chest is crazy good. And please excuse me while I go off to tassel everything. So good!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      May 31, 2016 at 1:23 PM

      Thank you! I actually don’t have any other tassels?? But now I need to do the same. #tasseleverything 😉

  • Maggie Overby
    May 17, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    I love your creative re-use of this dresser and what bar doesn’t need a little leopard print and tassel action. So much fun and ready for the summer!

  • Jessica
    May 17, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Girl, you brought the wild out. Love the cheetah print and pink mirror. This was a really fun post and a refreshing way to create a bar. I love this idea and I don’t drink. Lol. You absolutely need a mom shed or workspace…that would be amazing!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      May 31, 2016 at 1:21 PM

      Maybe I can have a mom cave or a she shed in the next house haha! Thanks, girl! This was a FUN challenge 😉

  • Darlene
    May 17, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    FUN!!! You did a great job & I love the pink mirror
    Darlene
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    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      May 31, 2016 at 1:19 PM

      Thanks, Darlene! I’ve become obsessed with having pink everywhere and now especially after this mirror!!

  • Vel
    May 17, 2016 at 8:03 AM

    OMG, can I come over?! Love it Rachael! I’m not good at making cocktails or styling my bar cart, but you always do it effortlessly!

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