Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bar shelf and bar stools finished.

Once the shelf was assembled I stained and polyurethaned it. This photo gives a better look at the decorative trim I put on the shelf to fancy it up:
With Eric's expertise we then put the shelf on the ledge (a near perfect fit) and stabilized it by attaching the whole thing to the beam in the ceiling in several places. Then for the fun part, filling it up with our glassware collection:
Next up was to recover the bar stools to better match the room. Here's the gaudy art deco fabric that has been gracing them for the last half decade (my doing, I admit):
I removed two layers of past upholstery and discovered the original vinyl covers in pretty good shape underneath it all:
Really cool, but didn't match the decor, so I recovered them in some canvas we picked up at JoAnn Fabrics that matches the curtain a little better:
An voila! Two barstools updated in under an hour. Next project, to refinish the bar:

1 comment:

Novak-MacD Family said...

Nice! Next time we come we'll leave the kids upstairs and travel down for fun!