Bar Cabinet DIY

Tyler and I like to mix specialty cocktails, which typically requires a large variety of liquors. We needed to get the many bottles of liquor out of the kitchen and in a better storage area. Say hello to a Target shopping trip for the perfect bar cart. We picked out a clearanced cabinet with glass doors (to show off all of our pretty bottles). This was a clearance item so the yellow color was not appealing. We knew we wanted to change the color, but thought by not painting the inside it would be an interesting effect to have the yellow color shining through. Taping off the windows is important if you don't want to spend so much time scraping the paint of the glass. We used a Wagner paint sprayer, but you can get a similar effect using spray paint. The knobs were a dark oil bronzed color, which did not fit with our decor or the new paint colors. Using a can of brushed nickel spray paint adds a metallic accent to our bar cabinet.

We used a paint sprayer to add nice thing layers of paint. This project took 2 layers of paint plus a top of clear enamel spray paint for easy clean up if there are any spills.

yellow wall cabinet from Target

finished diy alcohol bar cart Ugly yellow will soon be a deep teal.

Wgner paint sprayer

using a wagner sprayer we were able to apply nice thin layers

The dark nobs needed to change too. Brushed nickel knobs are the perfect piece Love the two color cabinet dsc_0224

This cabinet worked perfect. We didn't need our cart to have wheels, and we were able to store or alcohol as well as the specialty glasses. The cabinet has plenty of space for pouring and mixing drinks. A great accent to our living room and entertaining needs.