Mel and I drove out to Clovis to grab this really cool bar. As you can see, the bar stool cushions needed to be recovered. The bar top was warped and curled upwards on the ends. The metal feet on the bar and the stools had to be repainted as well.
To fix the top of the bar, I flipped it and screwed it down which helped flatten out the top. Once that was done, I sanded the surface to prep it for new white Formica.
I had to recover the stools because the fabric was so old that it was brittle and cracked. I used some of the cool aqua colored frieze fabric that Bill from B&T Upholstery gave me from a couch he stripped (THANKS BILL!!!!). The frames of the stools just needed a quick repaint.
After a long search at Lowes, Home Depot and local cabinetry shops, I was unable to find a replacement bumper strip (t-molding) that goes around the bar top. I had to jump on eBay and order a strip of it to replace the worn old strip. After a few days it arrived and I popped it on and BANG! The bar is done.
Awesome restoration work on a very cool piece!
Thanks Teresa…this is the kind of bar that makes you wanna drink..hahaha
You guys just kill me!!! Nuther GREAT find & restore
Thanks Vic. It was hard to put it out for sale at the shop. I’m sure it won’t last long with the turquoise color.
Thanks, hate to sell it..but we have too many bars.
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