Asked on Jan 14, 2019

How do I makeover this bar counter?

Montague RedKarenJudy in Canton.


I have a old fashioned bar in my basement. I want to redo it but not sure how to go about it. I added a pic so you guys can see as my description is probably so vague. Lol..

q makeover a bar counter

I love the block glass..I just want to enhance the beauty of it on top

q makeover a bar counter
9 answers
  • Johnavallance82
    on Jan 14, 2019

    Hi, Add a frame where you have Joints and use Glass paint in a Jazzy way on reverse of tiles, or clad with timber.

  • A Crafty Mix - Michelle
    on Jan 14, 2019

    Hello Barbara. you can make a new top using pallets if you like the look of wood, here's an example - or you can make a concrete top. This video will show you how to do that - Something else that would look really pretty is using brown paper bags. This lady did her floor with brown paper bags and it looks lovely. I'm sure the same technique would work on your counter.

  • Oliva
    on Jan 14, 2019

    You could change the top to a thicker glass, with changing lighting, or install quartz for a more contemporary look.

  • Hugboat
    on Jan 15, 2019

    Pick out the peel and stick vinyl tiles you like at the hardware store and install them right on top of the current countertop. My personal preference would be the woodgrain in a light color. That will give you a quick makeover that is alcohol proof. Make a wooden frame (paint white?) around it for a more finished look. Hope this helps!

  • Peggy Nielsen Coonfer
    on Jan 15, 2019

    I would paint the top in a marble effect, add some wood trim to the edge of the glass block (rustic style) and add warm white lights behind the glass blocks for subtle lighting. Good luck.

  • G
    on Jan 15, 2019

    You can install rope lights under the counter enhance the glass blocks. If you don’t like the color of the top you can paint it. You will need to sand it a little for the paint to stick & cover with a couple of coats of poly. Or you can cover the top with wood, tile or flooring.

  • Judy in Canton.
    on Jan 15, 2019

    Decoupage with various beverage labels and cover with a sheet of glass.

  • Karen
    on Jan 15, 2019

    Great ideas above. We just used wood, stain and coats of poly for top. Used pool noodles for arm rests with faux leather stapled over. Added Christmas lights behind the glass blocks.

  • Montague Red
    on Jan 15, 2019

    If a travel fan use maps to decoupage favorite locations. Brochures, adds, pictures ect.. of whatever your favorite thing is.

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