This piece started out as part of a kitchen and ended up out on its own at some point in time. As you can see, it was in need of a lot of love.
I first painted the inside two coats of Annie Sloan’s Old White.
Every square inch.
The outside was done in French Linen. Even with chalk paint, the outside required three coats. That dark green was aggressive!
Because the doors are narrow, they can easily be kept open to display what is inside. I thought it would be fun to add some stripes to the inside but leave the outside solid so depending on one’s mood, the piece can let loose, or remain a little conservative.
Because of the sunlight and shading, the center stripes appear to be darker in some of the pictures but they are actually French Linen just like the rest of the piece.
Do you see those stainless steel martini glasses? Are those not awesome?
The hammered stainless steel ice bucket isn’t too bad either.
You can’t have a beverage station without a cast iron mounted bottle opener.
I added the glass knobs to coordinate with the glass stemware.
And the barrel bolt latches?
Just because I wanted to.
They are a great alternative to the standard hardware options.
The storage underneath is designed perfectly for a beverage station. I can see an old crate inside the pull-down storing bottles of wine and the larger cabinet housing more selections. The drawer is very deep and perfect for towels and other supplies.
This piece is pretty rough around the edges still but now has an air of sophistication that can’t be ignored. I thought the name was fitting since it is definitely a throwback to its date of origin but also a place where you can “throw one back” with your friends if you are so inclined.
Hope you like it!