Thursday, April 25, 2013

WANTED: Pistachio Coffee Bar

A friend of mine wanted to get rid of her old bakers rack in her kitchen corner and replace it with the idea of a coffee bar!

So the hunt was on. I needed a cabinet that was waist high, and preferably cupboards for storage. Lucky strike, I found one days later at a yard sale!


I taped the legs, because the brass colored leg casings were pretty neat. And we decided to keep the top the original wood look. 


Sanded and Primed. As I've said I think using the spray Primer is faster and easier.


And of course living in Nebraska, the weather was pretty chilly. So the project got moved inside the house. I applied 4 coats of the green paint.


Oops, when I took the tape off there were a few boo boo's. But it didn't matter though because we were distressing it anyway.





I then sanded the top and re-stained it. And then sanded/stressed the edges, and then applied stain. I used the wipe the stain on with a rag, and immediately wiped it off method. And you can repeat this step till you get the desired color.




A few coats of Shellac (moved the cabinet outside of course for this step).















42 comments:

  1. Very nice! What's this color called?

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    1. Its a Valspar paint from Lowes, and its called Homestead Resort Olive. I just called it Pistachio because it looks like a Pistachio. LOL Thank you for visiting and commenting!

      Shelly

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  2. Oh I totally adore this project. Love the color also. Great piece of furniture. I would love for you to link this to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that will be live Monday evening.

    www.astrollthrulife.net

    Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Count me in!!! Thank you for visiting and the invite! Truly makes my day!

      Shelly

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  3. I love the way this turned out!!! Green is my favorite color. :)

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    1. Thank You! It is my friends favorite color too! I will hopefully post pics when she has it all set up in her house!

      Shelly

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  4. Great job!!!

    New Follower

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  5. OMG! Completely in LOVE with this project! Looks awesome! You should come link it up in the DIY Showcase! Would love to have you :-)

    Jennifer @ PinkWhen
    http://www.pinkwhen.com/1/post/2013/04/diy-crafters-showcase-monthly-linkup-may-2013.html

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  6. Great job! Thank you for sharing! Newest follower. Angela @ HickoryTrail

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for following!

      Shelly

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  7. So Cute!! And I love that color as well, Valspar is the best.

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I have a few favorite paint brands. But Valspar is a really good paint to use. As I've used it on many other projects in the past!

      Shelly

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    1. Oh great! Thanks for visiting, commenting, and pinning!

      Shelly

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  9. You are really doing some neat stuff! Love seeing all your ideas shine... you are an inspiration. And you sure make it all look easy. Thanks for sharing! Nancy

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    1. Wow, thank you!!! Such nice things to say! Thank you for following along this new journey in blog land with me!

      Thank YOU~!
      Shelly

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  10. I just love how that turned out- great job

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  11. Looks beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at One Organic Mama! Hope to see you back on Thursday morning <3

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    1. Thank you! Hope to see you all next week!

      Shelly

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  12. Hi Shelly,
    Would you possibly have any ideas as to how to make some neat soft glowing, rustic lights for camping? I first tried some lanterns with some mossy/woodsy filler and then battery operated mini lights (which didn't work so well) and then was going to hang them on shepherds hooks. And then I considered the use of Mason jars somehow... no way to hang them. Don't want to spend a ton of money. Suggestions? Love following your site.. (spirits13... new follower)
    Thanks... Nancy

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    1. If you wanted to use mason jars you would need to create a hook/hanger with some wire. I would get a thick floral wire (pretty cheap at Michaels) and wrap around the lid of the jar and then make a loop from one side to the other. Not sure if that makes sense. And then when you hung it on the shepherds hooks you could twist the wire part thats on the hook then it would stay on the hook. Because I know it can get pretty windy here at night anyway. And then battery operated lights in the jar. Another idea as far as lights, maybe the timer battery operated candles? Can be pricey but you can get them on clearance if you watch. I know Menards sometimes has them on the clearance shelf.

      Hope that helps a little... Thanks for following me and all my crazy hobbies!

      Shelly

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    2. Thank you and yes it all makes sense! Nancy

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  13. That's a very nice color.. Looks very nice on your coffee table..

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  14. Love the final product. Great job.

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  15. So so cute. Love the color and how you stained the top as opposed to just painting the entire thing. I bet your friend loves her new coffee bar. Have a great week!

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    1. Yeah so was in aww! I really like the wood top also. I think I might do more furniture projects like this also. Thank you for stopping by!

      Shelly

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  16. Looks great!! I love the pistachio color! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  17. Very cute! Would love to see a follow up with it all set up as a coffee bar.

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    1. I will deff try and get that on here! Great IDEA! Thanks

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  18. thanks for share..

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    1. YES, Valspar from Lowes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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