As usual, I was cruising Craigslist and came across this set last night. I noticed it had been on Craigslist for a couple days, and I thought I would just check to see if they still had it.
I assumed since it had been on there for two days that someone would have snatched it. We got a call this morning from the owner who stated she still had it. We jumped in the car and shot on over.
The thing that drew us to this bar are the cut outs in the front. The owner said it used to have colored plexiglass that was lit from behind. She said it was amazing when it was lit.
This bar will need a 100 point restoration. Since the Formica is chipped, I plan to redo the formica in black. That will go better with the animal print vinyl instead of the faux marble top.
I also plan to replace the silverfish finish on the foot rest area with black formica.
I might have to reinforce the bottom as well.
The shelf is at an angle so the alcohol labels can face up towards you, cool idea!
This bar has this cool little ornament on the front with a small chain draped across the front.
I am pretty sure these are Frederick Weinberg from what I could research online.
These stools don’t match the bar very well with the animal pattern they have on them now. I will try to find a similar cheetah pattern to recover the seats in.
This bar and stool set is now my next project. I am excited to see how it turns out. We have a bar in our living room that will be put into the shop since we snagged this one.
We try to upgrade our collection as we go along. This bar will make someone very happy, I am sure. It has served us well. Below are the bars we have owned over the years.
This swanky diamond bar was so cool with it’s two tier top. It had such an atomic feel to it. This is now sold.
This bar is the ultra rare Expando bar. We sold it recently to a lady in L.A. She was so pleased to get it.
We sold this 1963 Tropical Sun Company tiki bar at our grand opening, it sold in less than an hour!
This Art Deco bar was fantastic! It reminded us of an early jukebox because of how the front corners lighted up when the door was opened. This is now sold.
This wrap round bamboo bar didn’t last long in our booth. It has such cool simplicity too it.
This aqua bar was so awesome. We drove all the way to Fresno to get it. Now it is in someones home being enjoyed!
This is just a swanky 70’s bar. It’s now sold.
This tiki bar has already sold. We think it might have been a Paul Frankl, but we could not substantiate it’s pedigree.
This Tiki bar is currently in the process of being restored and will be in our shop sometime soon.
Here is the grand server that we still own and use today!
This is the first bar we ever bought and restored. We purchased this one in the early 2000’s (sorry for quality of picture).
Of course our beloved and rare Witco Tahiti Bar that we will be buried with, ha ha. We think a bar is a necessary piece to have in a home for entertaining. We think society needs more reasons to socialize with neighbors and friends, and what a better way to do it than sipping a drink at your own bar.