Midge and Madge are here to show you what you get when you mix a couple of our favorite items from Michaels, with some DecoArt Americana DECOR Metallic paint and a few reclaimed pieces. Fabulousness!!!
We started with these super handy wooden crates that were purchased from Michaels.
And DecoArt Americana DECOR Metallic paint in Pewter and Champagne Gold. (We suggest you run, don't walk, to your local Michaels and grab some of this awesome paint for yourself!) You will find these items in the "Stains and Finishes" aisle, it will not be in the "Craft Paint" aisle.
We didn't sand the crates. They are perfect just the way they come. We did sand the varnish off of our old bar stools.
We used a paint sprayer to do a majority of the work. (You just have to add a small amount of water to your paint. Directions vary for different sprayers.) We sprayed our crates with the DecoArt Americana DECOR Metallics in Pewter.
We sprayed our wine rack, bar stools, and a couple of decor pieces with the DecoArt Americana DECOR Metallics in Champagne Gold.
After the base coat dried. We stenciled on the side of the crates. We used the Champagne Gold metallic paint again, and 3 different Americana DECOR Parisian themed stencils that you can find at your favorite Michaels Store or online here. We wanted them to have a rustic, more worn look, so we didn't use a lot of pressure or paint while stenciling.
We wanted them to have a rustic, more worn look, so we didn't use a lot of pressure or paint while stenciling..
Next step was to stack and fasten crates together to form the "Legs" of our bar. Using wood glue, we glued and stacked crates together.
Madge used a staple gun to fastener crates together just to make sure we had a sturdy base.
A reclaimed wood door makes a perfect bar top. Using a circular saw, Midge cut the door down to the desired width.
After cutting the door, we made sure none of the slats in the door were warped or jagged.
Last step for this project is placing the reclaimed bar top onto the crate base. You can mount the top to the crates using wood glue and nails. For a more mobile piece, if your bar top is heavy enough, there is no need to permanently mount the top. And there you have it...A fabulous, fun, and functional bar with storage space! All with just a few versatile products you can get from Michaels and reclaimed or salvaged items.
We love the storage space that the crates create.
The shelves are sturdy and have plenty of room for any item you want at your fingertips!
We are so thrilled with the way this project turned out! And we absolutely LOVE the products we used. We have used these wooden crates from Michaels in multiple projects and they never disappoint! The Americana DECOR Metallic paints add a bit of pazzaz to everything they are used on!
Many thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post. All projects and opinions are our own. That being said...we would really like to encourage you to head out to Michaels, or hop online and grab yourself some of this amazing paint today. We already have another project in the works using Metallics and can't wait to share! Until next time, have a super crafty day.
9/12/2016 10:48:40 am
You girls never disappoint. All your projects are out of this universe cool! This bar set up has me super excited. Love it! xo
9/12/2016 07:47:21 am
Thanks Jessica! We had fun making it!
9/12/2016 08:13:47 am
Fantastic bar - from the crates to the stools to the way you put it all together! That metallic paint from DecoArt rocks!
9/12/2016 06:29:53 pm
Laura- The stools are great Gold aren't they? And a big thanks, we loved how it turned out!!!
9/12/2016 09:34:02 am
Wow! Just wow! Fantastic upcycle idea! Love the colors and all the cute things you put in the crates. This was really clever! That gold paint, I must go get some TODAY!
9/12/2016 06:30:58 pm
Wahoo!!! WE are so glad that you love it! Aren't those colors awesome! Yes, you would love the gold for sure!!
9/12/2016 06:32:01 pm
Donna- YES!!!! a Bright kids outdoors crafts table would be perfect!!!
9/12/2016 05:09:21 pm
Super cute. I would love trying this and maybe making it a lemonade stand for my girls. They could stack treats on the side shelves to sell as well. Thanks for the great idea you ladies are amazing.
9/12/2016 06:36:56 pm
Callee- That would be adorable!!! How fun would that be!!
9/13/2016 10:37:26 am
Girls this is amaze-balls! love it!!
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