When I started this blog, I expressed my desire to share inspiration. I hope I have been able accomplish that. The more and more we dive into small projects around our home, the more brave Glenn and I become when it comes to “DIY”, but it’s not just about us, when I say I want to “share inspiration” I mean just that!! I am so blessed to be surrounded by a community of friends that are willing to allow me to share with all of you! We were so impressed this past holiday season when our dear friends tackled building a bar in their basement, I couldn’t wait to share the “how to” with you all!!
I had never seen a bar top lined with pennies before, but maybe you faithful Pinterest members have. I love it! I am going to feature the bar top and show a few pictures of how Sam built the base. Maybe you have been contemplating this very project.. if so, be inspired!
These first few pictures are of the base of the bar. Obviously there are many different ways to build one, I personally love the exposed pipes they used and a place to rest your feet! The materials ended up being so heavy once the building began, they had to assemble on site instead of transporting later.
- Paint your bar top.
2. Once you attach the painted bar top – the fun of arranging the pennies can begin using NO adhesive.
3. They used “Parks” brand of epoxy purchased from Home Depot to give the bar top a high gloss finish. This was a learning experience in spreading the epoxy evenly. Directions are on the can 🙂 .
Awesome right?! The whole family contributed and it turned out sooo beautiful!
Best part is decorating it! It’s such a welcoming space – Guess who’s throwing the super bowl party this year 😉 . They recently just finished the basement – perfect accessory to finish it!
I so want a bar now, but that is not in the near future, so I will enjoy the company of friends right here. I would love to hear if you have built a custom bar. My parents did while I was in high school – they hosted my graduation party, but since then I don’t think it’s been used to it’s capability – if only it could be moved… just kidding Dad 😉 . But we should use it more!! 😀
Next week, back to organizing, hope you enjoyed this refreshing break.
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