Sunday, July 22, 2012

TV Console Turned Woodland Bar

Hello blogging friends! I just returned from a much needed jaunt to the Oregon coast. The weather wasn't wonderful, but the down time was. I am not a person who can easily sit still, so sometimes I need to escape from everything otherwise I have project ideas boiling in my brain and I just can't shut them off.


Speaking of projects, some of you may remember back when I shared that I had acquired two of these identical TV console cabinets from a guy at the end of an estate sale...he just wanted them gone. I completed and sold one awhile back that was french and feminine. I decided to make this one more on the masculine side.


I started out by filling in the holes the previous owner had drilled through the sides for a TV cable. This one was a little rougher than the other so I also had to remove the veneer layer from the top. After two coats of Bin primer followed up by two coats of olive green oops paint I decided to paint the insets of the doors black.


I had a few chunks of birch log that I have been holding onto for just the right project. I used our chop saw to cut disks until I had enough to fill the insets. In addition I remembered a wooden trivet I picked up at the Goodwill and chopped that in half too, I needed something a little more solid to cover the holes left by the old hardware. I used my brad nailer with the shortest brads available and sadly they came right through the other side! Since it was too late to turn back by the time I noticed, I just rolled with it.


Here's where I have to give my husband some credit. He suggested using cork squares on the insides of the doors to disguise the brads. Genius! It not only hid my mistake, but also provided a place to tack drink recipes and the occasional liquor shopping list.


I finished off the inside using some beige paisley Goodwill wallpaper (applied with spray adhesive), a stemware rack, and a couple of wine racks, also from the Goodwill. I distressed, antiqued and waxed the exterior and called it done. I still have one more cabinet similar to this one, but without the inset doors. I have a non-bar vision for that one involving a new paint treatment.

The hubby is out of town this week so I won't have to make dinner for anyone. I'll be a crafty, busy girl covered in paint and living on popcorn and Diet Coke....ohhhh the life!



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10 comments:

Rose H (UK) said...

You have such a wonderful imagination and make wonderful one-of things, love how you turned this one around - it was so dull and boring, now is't stunning!
Rose H

andrea@townandprairie said...

The cordwood motif is beautifully done! What a great idea...it's not too heavily masculine, but does appeal to the men! The sage green pairs beautifully with the warm tones of teh wood. Visiting from primitive and proper, Andrea

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how fun and unique~ that is such a neat idea!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Clever and love it!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

What a clever idea! I love the green with the color of the wood.

Vintage Street Designs said...

Wow...you are soooo creative! What an awesome transformation!!! Hopped over from MMS and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

Max Green said...

You turned a regular, old cabinet into a piece of art! Something like this would be a perfect way to add some character to my office at Dish, and the cork boards would be practical as well. I’m nervous I won’t be able to pull it off though. How did you learn all your craftiness? Did you have any outsides sources of information and inspiration? The only places I know to go to are blogs and channels like HGTV and DIY Network. I record everything on those channels! DIY is definitely an addiction! LOL! At least I have the Hopper DVR that has tons of recording space to accommodate my slight obsession with crafts! Nevertheless, this project seems quite daunting. If you have any tips or words of encouragement, pass them my way; I’m going to need it!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

So pretty!!!

mischy said...

Oh my! I'm completely amazed of its new look. Its fantastic. Uniquely gorgeous. financial advisers

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