Basement Bar - From Outdated to Updated

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally tackled my outdated basement bar! I know many of you Hometalker's hate painted wood. But let me tell you, this was paneling. It's not nice wood, so please go easy on me :)
Full details are on the blog. Here are a few snippets!
The before. Better than nothing, but not my style AT ALL.
I used Stix Primer and Benjamin Moore Advance paint in White Dove, satin finish. Look at the tile, it is sooo bad. What to do?!
Next, I added brick paneling from Lowe's. They come in 4x8 sheets for around $25. Home Depot has paneling too, but is more of a pink color in my opinion.
I made my own chalk paint with Plaster of Paris and the cabinet paint. (Probably could've just used regular paint)
I painted the tile! I used STIX primer, which says is good to use on tile, and then a Behr Marquee color called Peppery. I put 7 coats of a semi-gloss polycrylic on it.
Made floating shelves (details on the blog)
Added hardware from Lowe's (details on how to add hardware on the blog)
Added decor from Target.
Full details on the blog!
Thanks for stopping by :)
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Suggested materials:

  • Faux brick paneling  (Lowe's)
  • Hardware  (Lowe's)
  • Primer and Paint  (Benjamin Moore)
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  • Dlo6650951
    on Dec 29, 2016

    How has the painted tile held up? I need to "transform" my kitchen also and know it will be tons of work so want to get suggestions from a "pro" !

  • Teri
    on Dec 29, 2016

    Is that new countertops or did you paint what was there?

    • Andrea
      on Dec 29, 2016

      I painted theM! There's a link to my blog with full details.

  • Sylvia
    on Jan 1, 2017

    Hi, Could you tell me did you purchased the "Wine Glasses" wall picture at target as well?

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