We’ve updated the dining room with a rustic wine barrel drink dispenser that’s mounted on the wall!
It’s no secret that this household enjoys a good glass of wine, a crafted cocktail or a whisky on-the-rocks every now and then. Naturally, our love for great beverages has come to account for quite a bit of our decor (but tastefully of course). For Sean’s birthday this past October, I wanted to not only gift him a bottle or two of his favorite whisky but also include something that would really make a statement. I was browsing the monthly Pottery Barn catalog and immediately knew I had stumbled upon the perfect gift — a wine barrel wall mounted drink dispenser.
The rustic wine barrel aesthetics would work perfectly with our existing dining room decor and the functionality would totally give us some street-cred with friends and family. I mean, how cool would it be to walk over, turn the spout and pour yourself a nice glass of whisky? Needless to say, he loved the gift but then came the task of mounting it on the wall.
Fast forward 3 1/2 months and it’s finally hung! It was just one of those procrastinated projects that we finally had to set out on the dining room floor where it would drive us nuts until we hung it. A trip to the hardware store to purchase the strongest hook mounting kit we could find (this baby is not light and then we’re adding liquid to it!) and within 10-15 minutes we had this baby up on the wall.
I’m not going to lie, it is VERY nerve wracking to put all this trust into a single hook mounted on the wall. The sheer thought of it crashing down literally had me awake throughout parts of the night. So far, so good and we poured in 3 bottles of his whisky (just to get it above the pour spout) and tested it out last night with only positive results!
I just love how it compliments the dining room and am so stoked with this purchase. It’s a wine barrel turned whisky dispenser for now, but who knows how we’ll continue to use it in the future!