They gave the old wet bar a new look to match:
The wet bar project is almost done
Well, it definitely got a facelift.
The most important task was replacing that dated green countertop with the matching countertop we got for the bar.
Unfortunately, pre-made countertops are one of the few things hardware stores will not cut (because of possible splintering), so this was a project Brent got to freehand. Yes, freehand.
So, he set up a cutting station using my other Craigslist dresser and a trash can, and went to work:
Brent did 3 practice cuts on the extra material before starting on the cut. To help prevent splintering, he placed masking tape down the center of the cut.
I think it turned out great. And the best part? We only spent $60 on this update – and that was for the countertop. The mirror is one I bought on clearance at TJ Maxx 4 years ago, and could never find a home for, and I already had the black paint.
We still have to get a mini fridge for underneath, since the former one was sacrificed for the kegorator. We have some Best Buy gift cards left over from the holidays, so hopefully we’ll find something we like there.
My wine cork dresser
Well, it found a new home behind the bar as a buffet.
I’m not positive for many wine corks I used, but I would say it’s in the 800+ range.
At first I started out using a hot glue gun, but I was having issues with all of the corks properly sticking – so at Brent’s suggestion I switched to liquid nails and those suckers aren’t going anywhere now. Once the glue was done, I did 2 coats of poly over everything.
Oh my Lord, that cork topped dresser is to die for!
That looks great! I have TONS of wine and champagne corks saved up just for this reason!
That cork screw buffet is so cool. Love it! That was alot of wine drinking.
Someone REALLY likes wine! That dresser top is pretty cool!
The cork-top piece is AH-MAZING! I'm totally going to try and talk my mom into doing something like this! She's all about the wine theme.
What a great idea for a bar countertop! Hmmm. I wonder if my mother will let me have her cork collection…
Wow, I LOVE the cork countertop!!! Did you already HAVE all of those corks in your possession?! Everything turned out SO cute…
Thanks for sharing Roeshel… you always show us the most amazing projects!! =)
I love love love this! It is so creative!
Holy crap! Now that is an awesome "man cave"!!