Friday, April 13, 2012

The Wall!!! Where's the bar?

 So this is my feature wall before the wood and after.
I got overwhelmed with the possibilities of much stuff .
I need All The Stuff!!!!!
I drove myself nuts!!!
One day I changed the wall 3 times O_o 
That about sums it up.

So this is the wall I settled on. 
I even painted the candlesticks a muted silver and used them as pedestals for the vintage cameras.
Guitar case to support the glass shelf and old school headphones. 
Old rake holding my martini glasses and cd holder holding the vintage shot glasses.
I feel a little calmer about it.
Pay no attention to the blue paint, part of it is dry and part is wet. 
Ok on to the bar....this was for FREE!!!!
It was a 50's or 60's era radio/phonograph.
I decided to tear it apart.
I sold the tubes on ebay (got about 50 bucks) and removed the guts.
I was going to make it a buffet but that was a few years ago. 
It sat in my garage for a few years and got messed up in the process.
Someone used it for painting things on.

I could sand it and repaint it but I am to the point of extreme lazy and wanting to be done. 
Fabric to the rescue, doo, dooo doooooooo
This is left over fabric from the curtains in the dining area. 
So with the exterior figured out, I needed to do something with the top.
I know I am being brainwashed, it's subtle, it's probably happening to you.
So whipping out my trusty can of spray paint I created Chevron. 
But you can still see where people used this for other projects.  I also calmed down the inside with some place mats from Ikea. 
So I darkened the wood and muted the blue and decided to funk it up with a wood grain. 
Are you feeling it?
Yeah, the rug had to be moved.  As well as the blue candle sticks.

So are you ready for magic?
I really like this retro cool hip TA-DAA! 
Inside is just dying to be used with ice bucket and shaker. 
I brought the pattern from the fabric to the speaker cover. 
Also the candlesticks now make sense and are really great pedestals. 
And what better way to hold your martini glasses than an old rake your husband wanted you to throw away.  Oh yeah, and now loves the idea of it. 
Yes, the legs are not fully painted.
I just might start a trend because my coffee table seems to have the same problem. 
The veiwmaster is a great Goodwill find and what better place than near a bar.
Sounds like I drink all the time, but I don't.  Maybe a couple once in awhile.  Mostly this wall represents me and my husband's life, past, present, and future.
Now onto the other 3 walls!!!

1 comment:

  1. You always post so much deliciousness into one post, I get overwhelmed and don't know where to start :)

    Rake - brilliant
    Vintage cameras - adorable
    Bar - Ah-mazing reuse

    Now I want to have a drink, at your place :)