I really wanted to get my kitchen project done by today. I go back to work this morning and still have lots of project to finish.
I feel like a failure.
I’m trying to shake that off.
Cause really, I got a lot done, but it just did not come easy.
My brain is fried!
This figuring out as I go deal is really tough.
I’m happy with what I DID get done.
Really, it’s the most important part in my book.
Who needs a kitchen when you can have a bar, right?
Well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
Remember the big plans I had at the beginning of the week?
I was off to a decent start… then things slowed right down.
I blogged Saturday about all these doors I had in my garage. (It took me a half day just to get to them!)
Well, they’re not there anymore.
I selected the ones that would work and got to cutting them in half.
Safety note here…do NOT prop doors up against framing to take blog pictures on a windy day! One blew over and hit my ankle when I was turned around.
Let’s just say I saw stars…..
Then my countertop plans fell through and that really set me back. What on earth would I use?
But I got thinking….and looking around my garage….
And decided, why not more doors?
At least for the bar area.
I have some ceramic tile to use on the cook counter.
Let me tell you they were pretty tricky to work with.
Some temporary brackets to hold it up while positioning everything…..
Once they were all joined together it was time to trim it out.
I used some thick pine bed sides and ripped 1 inch strips on the table saw. The pine was just the right width to fit the door edges.
See that little 3 inch strip of door where the clamp is holding it together? I was just short on my counter cuts when I was doing the final assembly. So I had to fit in a filler strip to make it work.
Don’t look at my miter cuts too closely.
One-step stain and polyurethane covered all the different tones to make them look better together. Now the poly is not an exterior finish, so we will have to be careful and cover the bar when not in use. And I have to go back and add a couple more coats too.
I tried marine spar finish on one door, but it was not compatible with the existing finish. (it’s still tacky!)
And I was not about to stop and strip all those pieces to bare wood.
Can you spell L A Z Y?
And I finally got the tops of the barstools done at the same time.
I used exterior stain I had picked up from the oops section at Home Depot for $5 to protect all the bare wood framing.
I don’t plan to cover all the inside framing, that will stay exposed with plywood shelves across. (I went ahead and stained the plywood too)
Can you tell what these are? (Hint, they go with the bar.)
I’d show you the finished picture, but it started raining yesterday before I could get me act together and get some more current photos.
And this morning it’s pouring rain still.
So that will have to do for now. I’ll take some pictures of the bar tonight when I get home from work.
If it ever stops raining!
Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere…
I’m linking this up to Donna’s Saturday night Special #37