Kimberly C
Kimberly C
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Asked on Apr 23, 2013

Input needed for my awesome find

KMS WoodworksKimberly CStephanie (Sandpaper & Glue)
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I found this great Victrola case over the weekend and the first thing that popped in my mind was BAR, galvanized or stainless tub in top, rack for wine glasses, maybe pop out bottom shelf for bottle storage? Next question is to stain or shabby paint?
Love this hardware or what?
Love this hardware or what?
Great place to drop in stainless or galvanized tub for ice?
Great place to drop in stainless or galvanized tub for ice?
Add wine glass and bottle storage?
Add wine glass and bottle storage?
Love the details!
Love the details!
15 answers
  • Mary Insana
    on Apr 23, 2013

    I vote shabby paint ! make sure you show us your end result :)

  • Jamala W
    on Apr 23, 2013

    I vote shabby paint.. And btw... Great find

  • Renee C
    on Apr 23, 2013

    Wow!! Love it, definitely paint it.

  • Kimberly C
    on Apr 23, 2013

    Thank you Mary, that was my original thought and my husband voted for stain, I need more voters so I can see who's right, lol.

  • Leslie D
    on Apr 23, 2013

    Yep, paint it, and I love your idea for a bar!

  • Kimberly C
    on Apr 23, 2013

    Wow, everyone votes paint so far, thanks!!!!!!!!! I will show you the results, it needs some repair work before I can paint, I've never used MMS Milk Paint or Annie Sloane chalk paint, any thoughts there?

  • Mary Insana
    on Apr 24, 2013

    I'd go with chalk paint and if it would fit in your décor a stencil design on the top or a border of stencil along the top edge near the lid. If stencils don't go with your décor and you want a more modern look, a few stripes next to each in different widths in a color close(lighter ) to what you paint it. You can take a little chalk paint with flat white paint to make 3 different shades of your original color by adding different amounts. Divide a small amount of your original color into 3 different containers and add different amounts of the white to your paint for a monochromatic look. I save small margarine containers and the plastic icing containers with lids for my mixing.

  • Paint it!! Love the idea of using the liner for an ice tray to make it a bar.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 24, 2013

    being a wood guy I put in a vote for stain for the parts that are still holding together...a mix of paint and stain would really set it apart from the mundane. Rather than a big tub for ice, a smaller ice bucket would be best...a large tub will be heavy and the ice will cause condensation which can lead to water damage.

  • Kimberly C
    on Apr 24, 2013

    Thank you everyone, you've given me much to think about and good advice KMS.

  • Kathy @ Petticoat Junktion
    on Apr 24, 2013

    paint! Although I paint with milk paint, chalk paint and other paint products you can just use plain old latex paint and shabby it up by distressing by hand or with a sander.

  • Gail Salminen
    on Apr 24, 2013

    @Kimberly C how about the best of both worlds! I think the wood is absolutely gorgeous. If you painted all but the top and sanded and stained (even in a tinted stain that would go with your shabby chic colour) that part it could be a very striking piece. I have a feeling that it will be a very striking piece regardless of what you do. It is a wonderful find. Thanks for posting :)

  • I might paint the outside and stain the doors- give it a two tone effect that's really popular right now :)

  • Kimberly C
    on Apr 25, 2013

    I think I'm going to do the dual thing, paint and stain, I'm putting this in my booth at an Antique Mall & I need to consider the genre that shops there, if it were for me personally I'd paint, thanks for all the wonderful input I will definitely post when done.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Apr 25, 2013

    i'm looking forward the the after pics

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