The space was mainly used as storage and was open to the living room. This is from the hallway, to the left was the 'bar'. Only attractive at Christmas time, occasionally it would get cleaned off and look good other times. It's been a year and a half since the bar was changed to a closet and the shelves are done!
Here it is in the process.
Here it is finished. Now what do I do? If I don't decide soon people will start stacking stuff on them and they will be as bad as the original bar. I have small stuff evidently. I need big stuff for the top shelves.