Wednesday, July 27, 2011

P.O.S. to a Fabulous Mini Bar


We jokingly referred to this eyesore as the P.O.S. table. 
My friend picked it up at a garage sale for me for $3. 
Gotta love it when your friends start treasure hunting for you!


The piece was solid, but covered in some type of plastic tortoise patterned veneer. UGLY!


The top was in horrible shape, and someone had actually recovered the chipped drawers in
another layer of brown sticky plastic!  But...I still saw the beauty and potential.  Nothing scares us.
I bought these 5 tiles at Menard's for $1.98 a piece.  I used a special grout & glue combo on them. 
I put the marble tiles as close together as possible and filled in the grout with the glue.
  I had to move the top trim piece up to cover the side of the tile.
I painted the piece in the color "Lamb's Wool".  I sanded and distressed.
I then glazed with Ralph Lauren Glaze tinted with" Expresso Bean".



I used some extra Pottery Barn Drawer Pulls I already had for the drawers,
and just painted the bottom door pulls..  I also added trim to the
top drawers to cover the chips and holes.


Even my kids commented and asked if that was the same table.
For me that is saying something if you can impress a 10yr old boy with a furniture redo!!







26 comments:

  1. That is amazing! I love the glaze! I'm going to have to look into the glaze...it looks so naturally worn! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. The tile top and finish look great!

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  3. The tile top was inspired. It looks great!

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  4. Way to go! Boy that before is really hideous. I am dying that you call it a POS. My last piece was rescued from my neighbor's garbage and the first few hours of working on it, I almost convinced myself I was insane for trying. I referred to the process as "polishing a turd." I felt like it was a lost cause, but it turned out great. I Love your polished turd, too! lmao.

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  5. That really is an amazing transformation! I love the tile on the top! Very cool!

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  6. Can you share how you cute the tiles so I know ahead of time what I'm getting into on something like this please.

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  7. Ladies... once again. This is amazing! You guys do such a great job restoring furniture!

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  8. Amazing transformation! You guys do some "miracle worker" type of work! Keep 'em coming, it's very inspiring. Deb

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  9. Just stumbled across your blog! I'm loving it!! I'm a new follower :o)

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  10. This turned out so great! Love it! Now I need one. lol

    Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

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  11. WOW! I cannot believe the transformation! I love it. You guys are GOOD!

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  12. This looks fantastic, love the mini bar!!

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  13. Wow, that's one amazing redo! I love that you tiled the top. It looks fantastic

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  14. awesome job!! lol; I'm so naive. It took me a second to figure out what POS stood for!

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  15. Wow I love it! I'm visiting from Tatertos and Jello.. come see me at burkeandrachellekunz.blogspot.com!

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  16. Very very cool! I love it! Would love to have you link to my party this weekend too! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/vip-party-21.html

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  17. Nice makeover & great save! This looks like such a fun piece to have. Stop by and link up if you have time.
    Mary

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  18. I can't believe that's the same piece! It looks amazing now! Great job! : )

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  19. This is so beautiful, I just love it! What a fantastic transformation. So glad I'm following you, you sure do have an eye for this sort of thing!! I need to start seeing the potential in things... I get stuck on P.O.S. and never get any further, LOL!

    I'm hosting my *first ever* link party tomorrow - it opens tonight at 5:00 EDT in a couple hours. I'd love for you to come by and link this project up. I really want to show my husband (the bartender). :P

    ~ Adrianne
    happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

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  20. So awesome, you did a great job! Great blog, am a new follower!

    http://marleeindebt.blogspot.com/

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  21. It turned out beautifully! LOVE it!

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