Always apply multiple light coats of spray paint, rather one or two heavy coats. If you do heavy coats and don’t wait long enough in between coats, you run the risk of having that permanently “sticky” feeling on the piece. Hold the can about 8″ away and just spray a light coat, overlapping each pass and releasing at the end of each.
The built-in cabinetry of this contemporary wet bar is splashed with cherry red, creating a fun focal point that brings attention to the homeowner’s colorful collection of art and objects. A small undermount sink and built-in wine cooler are convenient features, and Carrara marble is a stylish choice for the countertop.
Shelf lighting illuminating the liquor bottles adds a colorful and decorative look to this bar. A painted brick accent wall features bold lettering and compliments the neutral and black tones in the room. Green bar chairs line the bar for a clean, contemporary finish.
At this point, you’ll want to go ahead and paint or stain the frame before you add the copper pipe. Once the paint or stain is dry, insert the copper pipe into one of the sides. Use a mallet to gently tap each one into place.
This modern kitchen detail features a copper-front bar with blue upholstered mid-century modern barstools, black and white hand painted columns, black and white patterned wall tile, and hardwood floors.
To get the look of this high-end bar cart on a budget, start with a basic metal or wire shelving unit, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. Spray paint it your desired color. To add the lattice and bamboo trim, use a piece of vinyl diamond lattice, which you often see on outdoor decks and fences. Use bendable PVC pipe that is spray painted to match or in an accent color, for the trim.
Designers carved out space in a hallway to function as this stylish bar with a beverage refrigerator and a coffee station. Cabinets: Acadia Craft; Sconces: Shades of Light; Backsplash tile: Cle Tile; Wall paint: Sherwin Williams Repose Gray
Built in upper cabinetry provides additional storage over the bottle display and L-shaped countertop of this bar. Green bar chairs line both sides of the bar for maximum seating capacity. Hardwood floors and a painted brick accent wall keep the color scheme light and fitted for the dim atmosphere of the room.
Simple dining tables are surrounded with tall, green bar chair seating to match the chairs lined at the bar. Hardwood floor moves through the organized and stylish space. A painted brick accent wall showcases bold lettering lit by the warm glow from individual globe lights.
This playful bar is as quirky as it gets — glasses with colorful stems are arranged on a shelf backed with bright mosaic tile, lime green barstools are upholstered in cowhide and the ceiling is painted hot pink.
Set against vibrant blue walls, this tumbled marble terrazzo floor comes to life with energy and color. A golden bar cart and 17th century Italian painting add antique charm to the space, as well as invite guests to drink and delight in conversation.
With some light reconstruction and bold paint choices, Bucy’s firm, Holland Remodeling & Building, converted the garage to a tiki bar — a fun, funky “destination spot” on their property. For a different spin on the same idea, you could create a cigar bar or your own private espresso station.