DIY Farmhouse Beverage Bar – transform your unused and outdated wet bar or cabinets into a beverage bar that the whole family will use. Complete with a mini-fridge for cold drinks and snacks!
Hi guys!! Today I want to share with you the DIY project I have worked on for the last month. My farmhouse beverage bar is finally done!! Honestly, I can’t stop going into the family room to look at it! It took 7 years for Matthew to get on board with painting the oak cabinets so I am doing a happy dance right now! I am really not complaining, since I live in a perfectly nice house, but there is so much stained oak that it is dark all of the time. When our new neighbors bought the house next door, it was so full of the stained oak that they would not even move in until everything was painted white! And I turned green with envy! Life is a journey and my house will not be painted all at once but getting started feels amazing!
The cabinets and shelves were painted using Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White. Until I started planning this project, i didn’t know that there was a special paint for laminate countertops. Online, I found that Giani sells an awesome kit to paint and coat laminate counter tops. It wasn’t too expensive so I ordered the primer and the topcoat. I got a little crazy with worry since the counter top had worn wood edges, but the primer covered it completely. I removed the old laminate back splash also and added subway tile. I promise to share how I did all of it with you soon, including what lessons I learned after making some big mistakes.
My husband Matthew was kind enough to hang the brackets for the shelves. He has mad leveling skills and that part of the project was left in his very capable hands!
The mini-fridge tucked into the cabinet is just the best thing! To make room, we decided to leave off one of the existing cabinet doors and stick it in the opening.The hardest part was finding one that would fit in the small opening of only 20 x 20 inches! We found one online that was the right size at Best Buy and bought an Insignia dorm fridge. I wanted to put one in even if we didn’t get much use out of it, but boy was I wrong. I feel so lucky to have it right under the counter!
Yikes, this is how the wet bar looked BEFORE! It is just not the look I am going for. The cabinets were in amazing shape, but the counter top had seen better days. The only photo I had of this area was an old photo from my food blog, Must Love Home. I admit it… I always hated that wine rack and am not sorry it went to the basement!!
I hope you liked the reveal! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Cabinet Paint – Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White
Countertop Paint – Giani’s Black Satin Primer and Top Coat
Subway Tile – Snow White from Home Depot
Shelf Brackets – Home Depot
Insignia Mini-Fridge – Best Buy
Coffee Mug Basket – Kohl’s
Blue Star Goblet,Large White Tin Cup, Coffee/Tea Canisters, Cafe Sign – HomeGoods
Faux plants, large lantern – IKEA
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