Sun Room Bar Repurposed Wood Countertop
We decided to do something this weekend that we’ve been toying with for a long time! We put in a brand new countertop on the bar in the sun room. Well, kinda~sorta new…
We repurposed some weathered cedar fence boards into a new countertop and we love it.
It might not be for everyone. In fact I am sure it’s not, but it floats our boat, and we are thrilled with it.
The timeworn, chippy aqua paint job just adds to the rustic charm. It’s perfect in my eyes. If you have ever read my blog before and seen this area decorated, you’ll know we don’t use this bar to eat at. I basically just decorate in here.
Well, not basically.
I just decorate in here, who am I kidding!
So, the finish does not have to be functional or stand up to food and drink. We had free reign to use whatever we wanted as a counter material. I just knew those old fence boards were destined for something special and I am so glad I saved them for this project.
Bonus=It cost nothing. Zero dollars.
We did not have to buy so much as a saw blade!
I have to give every drop of credit on this project to my husband Jim. He did all the actual “turning it into a counter business”. I am a lucky girl! In fact, If you ever hear me grumble about him. Feel free to kick me.
(Just not in my bad knee please.)
I love our sun room bar repurposed wood countertop so much! It’s got such a cool feeling in person. I wish we had vibe-a-vision. Stay tuned for more happenings on the blog… I’ll be back with more soon! Shannon
For Instructions on How-To DIY a Counter Like Ours [click here]
For a tiny peek at how our countertop looks now [click here]
Ricki Jill Treleaven says
ooooooooo….I *heart* this!!! 😀 It is aqua, it is chippy….it is shabbilicious! I want one….
Carlene @ Organized Clutter says
My kind of project, vintage, cheap and very fun!
CK Mangold says
Freakin love it! 😀
Good Time Charlie says
I noted that it is live!!!! Oh my goodness, I LOVE these so much. I am thinking where in my house I can do this too. I LOVE!!! This is so my kind of Redoux, and I love that you didn’t have to buy one single new thing, but got a whole new look in your home. It is absolute perfection!
Jennie Larsen says
so pretty. Love the worn chippyness.. the color is fab. great job. xo jen
Something Nice and Pretty says
Great idea and the color is gorgeous!
reFresh reStyle says
Jim is the bomb! I will have to kick you hehehe if you grumble 🙂 I love it, perfect color and chippy look!
Jessica Kielman says
Shut the front freakin door! That is amazing! I love old fence boards, I used one to make a rack with hooks for my bathroom…I am just…well, sort of almost speechless…
Gypsy Heart says
I love it Shannon! I think you started a new trend!
It looks amazing, and I love the price tag!
Shabby chic Sandy says
I love this! I mean it. I want it. My husband is soon going to re-do our whole fence and I will have a whole bunch of fence boards. So I need to go back and read again–but what is that color and how did you get the chippy done so well? It looks like Milk paint maybe. I am so excited to try the chalk paint. I am just obsessed with paint 🙂
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
i love it! you know how i feel about that color….. plus the chippy…. divine!
Kirby Dunton Carespodi says
It looks great, Shannon!