Cutest Little Fixer Upper Bar Cabinet

7 Materials
$75
2 Days
Medium

I found this little side table/cabinet on my local Facebook marketplace. The amazing thing about was that it had this secret door which was a hidden bar! Included in the set were the vintage ruby red glassware. I went ahead and picked it up really quickly!

Here is the before! 2 glasses were missing but otherwise all good. The lock needed to be changed because the key was missing and the hardware on the door was missing as well.

I sanded down the whole cabinet with my orbital sander with sandpaper grit 120,220,320. The front door had amazing burled walnut veneer. As an accent color I picked damask by fusion mineral paint. I was going with an art deco look but also wanted to make it super fun! After all it will serve lots of fun times!

Like I mentioned I wanted to to something fun on the inside, so I used some flamingo peel and stick flamingo wallpaper I had left over from a previous project. I got it from Amazon.

Looking good!

I got a new cabinet lock that was very easy to install! I also got the cutest hardware for this cabinet from Amazon! A cute little brass dragonfly.

On the front of the door I just used Danish teak oil, and that made the grain pop nicely!

I really enjoyed working on this piece and it sold the same day!

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 04, 2021

    The pink flamingos definitely make this cabinet look like the Bee's knees.


    "Bee’s knees , which means in simple terms, the best. It is actually one of a set of nonsense catchphrases from 1920s America, the period of the flappers, speakeasies, feather boas and the Charleston."

  • Angela Angela on Aug 09, 2021

    Absolutely brilliant!

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