The wine bar that I spontaneously made over one random night. You may remember that I wasn't completely crazy about the result. I asked you all for your thoughts, and boy did you deliver! I read every single one of your comments and appreciate them more than you know. I especially loved the idea some of you had about doing the top in something other than paint. So, I looked around trying to find a granite or marble remnant that was the right size, look, and price. Unfortunately I didn't have much luck :( I'm not the most patient girl - shocking I know! I decided to do this instead until I find the perfect top of course.
I just know that now that I'm no longer looking for a top I'll just happen upon one. Does that happen to you too? The crazy thing is I actually love the way it turned out so if I never find the right top I'll be just as happy.
Here are the deets on this twice made over wine bar. I sanded lightly. Then primed with Zinsser.
I've decided to use up my primer before converting to chalkpaint (that every blogger in the blogosphere has been taunting me with) which I've been dying to try. Zinsser dries amazingly fast! So it's good for the not so patient like myself.
After priming, I lightly sanded and then applied three coats of Olympic's Moonstone paint in eggshell (it's a light grey almost white color). I added a little floetrol to the paint to eliminate any brush strokes. I lightly sanded between each coat of paint. Once it was completely covered I sanded the edges (more in some areas than others for a distressed look.)
Then went over the entire piece with an antiquing glaze by Valspar.
|I used a foam brush and laid it on thick then used a damp paper towel to rub it off in areas.|
For the top I dry brushed a little Cafe Cream by Waverly and then with a small paint brush and black paint I gave it a wine document type of look. Last I went over the entire piece with couple coats of Polycrylic.
|You can still see just a bit of the chevron pattern underneath, and I kind of like it that way.|
I love this so much more now, but I'm glad I at least tried the wood/paint mix. It's good to experiment and try things; it helps you to really figure out what you want.
Here's how this transformation went down - from this
I also changed the knobs (Hob Lob) again :) I'm going to use the blue and white striped ones in the guest bathroom. The mirror was also a Hob Lob purchase; I just love when they run 50% off mirror sales! I'm going to use the artwork in another room. I like the mirror here so much more than the artwork because it really brightens up this corner of the room.
Oh yeah, and that little horse head I found at Kroger of all places! Check that price!!!
Booyah! So that's my made-over made-over wine bar. Now- it's wine time! Red or white?
*Linking up to The Cottage Chick, Blue Cricket Design, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Miss Mustard Seed, Decor Chick, Savvy Southern Style,