DIY Farmhouse Beverage Bar – transform your unused and outdated wet bar or cabinets into a beverage bar that the whole family will use.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!

DIY Farmhouse Beverage Bar - transform your unused and outdated wet bar or cabinets into a beverage bar that the whole family will use.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!

 

DIY Farmhouse Beverage Bar - transform your unused and outdated wet bar or cabinets into a beverage bar that the whole family will use.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!

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.

DIY Farmhouse Beverage Bar - transform your unused and outdated wet bar or cabinets into a beverage bar that the whole family will use.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!

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!

DIY Farmhouse Beverage Bar - transform your unused and outdated wet bar or cabinets into a beverage bar that the whole family will use.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!

 

 

 

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!

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!

 

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!

 

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!

 

 

christmas 2014 FR 5

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!!

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!

 

I hope you liked the reveal! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Resources:
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

Blue signature with hugs and kisses

 

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12 thoughts on “DIY Farmhouse Beverage Bar Reveal

  • August 11, 2016 at 10:26 pm
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    Lovely. I especially like the open shelves with the white on white dishes. Very classy.

    • August 15, 2016 at 3:41 pm
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      Hi Meg, thanks for stopping in and for leaving the nice comment! White on white looks so clean and fresh…I love it! And I will take classy too!! Thanks again and have a super week! Hugs- Christine

  • August 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm
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    Really love this! Pinned it and I’m following you everywhere. Dropping in from SITs Girls!

    • August 15, 2016 at 3:39 pm
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      Thank you so much for following!! You have made my day! I am so glad you love the beverage bar…I do too!! What a difference paint can make! Have a wonderful week – Hugs- Christine

    • August 15, 2016 at 3:38 pm
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      Thank you so much for the compliment! It was the first “oak” I was able to paint in this house and it makes me happy every time I look at it! I am glad you like it too! Thanks for visiting – Hugs- Christine

    • August 18, 2016 at 12:27 pm
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      Hi Angelina…thanks you very much! And thanks for stopping by the new blog! Hugs- Christine

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  • August 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm
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    I LOVE everything you did with this!! It really looks wonderful! Great job!

    • August 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm
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      Thank you so much Karen! I really appreciate the encouragement…because I have starting on the kitchen now..fingers crossed that it turns out well!

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