1.24.2011

Mini Bar

Have you ever heard of Curbly.com…??? I stumbled across a few posts while searching for baby shower invitations and I just had to share this!

Our vintage wooden bar, before we did anything to it.

 

created at: 10/28/2010

I'm loving the bold look of black and white chevron pattern and want to combine this secondhand dark wood cabinet with a chevron pattern to create my own Mad Men-style bar.

Chevron patterns are my inspiration for this makeover.

To create a chevron paint finish you'll need:

Supplies you'll need for this project.

To get started, lay out your drop cloth in a well lit and highly ventilated area. Next, tape up the edges of your painting surface, making sure to get every spot you want to keep clean.

Tape the edges of your painting surface

Once your piece is taped where needed, start painting a thin, even, first coat of your base color.

Allow this first coat to dry, add a second coat. Add a third if needed, just be sure you do thin layers to keep the surface clean and even.

Apply a thin, even coat of paint.

Take your cardboard and cut out one piece that is the width of the canvas you are using (mine is the cabinet doors) and one triangle. Make the triangle the size you want your chevron pattern to be. Mine is 6.25" x 9" x 6.25".

Create a chevron pattern in cardboard.

Using the triangle as a mini-template trace over it with a pencil all along the width of the cardboard piece. Cut it out and this will be your template for tracing your first pattern line onto the cabinet.

Cut it out and this will be your template for tracing your first chevron pattern onto the cabinet.

Hold up the cardboard template and press it tightly against the cabinet. (Tip: Check yourself with a ruler to make sure the zig-zags are evenly placed.) With a pencil, trace the zig-zags and carefully tape along the pencil line. DO NOT TAPE until completely dry.

When the first line is all across the cabinet, take your cardboard template and tape along the zig-zag line.

When the first line is all across the cabinet, take your cardboard template and tape along the zig zag line.

Cut along the taped line; this will be your template. Hold the new template up along the taped zig zag line on the cabinet. With a pencil, tape along the new zig zag line. Do this until you have the entire cabinet filed with a penciled chevron pattern.

Tape in between each pencil line until the entire cabinet is a taped chevron pattern.

Tape in between each pencil line until the entire cabinet is a taped chevron pattern.

Tape in between each pencil line until the entire cabinet is a taped chevron pattern.

Paint the un-taped surface glossy black. This will take a few coats, so be patient.

Paint the un-taped surfaceglossy black

Once fully dried, carefully remove your painter's tape and touch up any areas that need it. Add a hook onto the interior of your cabinet door to hang a bar rag on. You can even add these wine glass hangers if you want.

You can even add these wine glass hangers if you want.

Stock your bar to perfection and you'll have a fabulous destination for you and your guests come 5 o'clock cocktail hour.

The tutorial can also be found here

 

 

 

It’s an ADORABLE idea that I think I may channel for our home since I’ve one… been dying for a bar and two… have a piece in my home that’s been waiting to be painted FOR LIKE EVER!!!!!

8 comments:

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

I cant wait to see it with the tape off!


Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Pratishtha Durga said...

This is such a great DIY project. thanks a lot for sharing. i am going to do up my house soon, and keep looking for inspiration...

TamStyles said...

looks good, but I cant do that...i mean i was bad at trying to paint them chile..so sad.

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Leigha said...

Great project. What a fun idea.

Leigha

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

brilliant, great job!!

love your blog,
Annina of www.cinchedatthewaist.com

Diamonds Pearls and Crazy in the world of Barbie Jones said...

Thanks Ladies :)

Brooke's Closet said...

This is wayyyy to nice!

Luvz it.....

I wish I could do this...LAWD knows...I would mess it up!

I don't wanna try this and have to email you some pics and you say WTH!!!
lol....

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