Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MULLET BAR - CHANGING AN ARMOIRE TO A BAR - THE FINISHED PROJECT

You may remember from a previous post that Mr. Squareview and I chose to make our armoire into a bar after watching an episode of the Nate Berkus Show (see Bryan Batt's version of the Mullet bar here).
Before the makeover: Years ago we used it as a TV cabinet. Then a place to store our wine and liquor collection.  However, It just wasn't reaching its full potential.  Something just had to be done and fast!  Out came the paint and here is how it went.  Enjoy!

We used about 1 1/2 jars of Martha Stewart Living Metallic Paint in Polished Silver.  It went on well and coated enough for coverage but still allowed the wood grain show through. You can see the difference below in the picture on the right.  The walls have one coat, the bottom is still the original wood.

 we painted every surface inside, top, bottom & sides with 2 coats 
we added a mirror to the back wall and marble tiles to catch any drips.
We added a puck light to the ceiling to lighten it up and we (finally!) found a use for our wedding cake stand... I knew it would come in handy one day J

 the former spot for the dvd player holds the wine fridge perfectly snug.
top it off with Mr. Squareview's beertender and.... 
Voila! The Mullett Bar is complete and ready for a party!  Especially since we filled the bottom right hand cubby with our other wine and liquor bottles!  Mr. Squareview is deciding if he should build some sort of wine rack for that space or not.  It would be perfect for an X shape.  We'll see how it goes. 

 It was such a fun project and relatively easy to complete.  You could even use a cool metallic wallpaper instead of painting to add more dimension. If you have an armoire that needs a little love, the mullet bar is calling your name.   I'd love to hear about your experience if you take on this project!

2 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great job! Looks really wonderful

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  2. Thanks, Kelly! It was definitely a labor of love!

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