Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DIY bar cabinet

This weekend was a productive one - along with Halloween prep and festivities, a visit to Waterloo, and a bunch of running around - we managed to get some projects done!

Remember this cabinet I found on the curb in the summer?
You can read about the find and some of my initial inspiration here.

Here's what we did with it:


I removed all the existing hardware / decorative hardware, and then mixed a custom colour of paint from a few that I had lying around and a deep gray I got from the Habitat for Humanity Restore, aiming for a light gray colour. The Mr. cut out part of the cabinet front so we could use some extra wire mesh from our rad cover project. I distressed the cabinet by lightly sanding random areas of it, and the knobs were Anthro finds from our September Chicago trip! Here are some more photos and my attempts at styling:





13 comments:

Nicole Parsons said...

It looks great! Have you ever tried the new CIL Smart 3 Furniture and Cabinet paint? I painted my kitchen cabinets with regular latex paint (before that paint was available) but might try the furniture and cabinet paint on the cabinet doors (which are still waiting to be painted). I'm just wondering if it's actually worth the extra money.

Heather @ InteriorGroupie said...

Thanks Nicole! I just used a mish mash of 3 latex paints...we are thinking of using Benjamin Moore cabinet coat on the kitchen though (when we get around to it...) it is supposed to be more durable.

Lindsey said...

looks SOOOOO great. Great job!

modern_jane said...

Wow! Great transformation! Who woulda though? :)

CA_Powell said...

It looks great! What a good idea. Especially love the mesh on the front!

Erica said...

Awesome makeover!

Heather @ InteriorGroupie said...

Hi Lindsey

Iam just checking my disqus comment thing bc I am having trouble with it. Can you let me know if you get this?
Thanks!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Hey, very nice job girl! I love the antiqued look and the mesh is so perfect. Hope you poured yourselves a drink after all that work.

Linds said...

so fun heather, it turned out awesome! love the mesh you added!

Amy Walters said...

Cute! This really turned out beautifully Heather :) Love the glass knobs!

classic • casual • home said...

Such a transformation!!! Following you.

Tanya from Dans le Townhouse said...

Cute idea! I love how your remade this. Hmmmm, I might steal this idea!

Jeremy said...

It looks pretty good. Professionally done I might add. :) Great work on this, and thanks for the share! Enjoyed it.

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