Looking for a new addition to your home décor? Display your favorite drinks, décor, and more with this DIY bar cabinet upcycle! There’s no need to splurge on a fancy new bar cabinet for your home— upcycling a thrifted find with COLORSHOT spray paints can turn a basic cabinet into a stylish statement piece! This thrift flip tutorial from Connor Sweeney will show you how easy it is to turn secondhand storage into the fresh, sleek bar cabinet of your dreams. Check out how he turned a $20 thrift find into a $3,500 dupe with COLORSHOT Premium Spray Paint!
COLORSHOT White Primer (optional)
Drill or screwdriver
Quick-drying wood filler
Cabinet hardware (optional)
Prepare your DIY bar cabinet by removing the old hardware and the cabinet doors with a drill or screwdriver. Use a quick-drying wood filler to cover any scratches or blemishes on your thrifted cabinet and sand as needed. Select the spray paint colors you’d like to use for this thrift flip and prime with COLORSHOT White Primer, if desired. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area with a drop cloth to catch any overspray.
Once you’ve prepped your DIY bar cabinet, it’s time to begin painting! Connor Sweeney used COLORSHOT spray paint in Blackout for a rich matte black color. Shake the can well and apply the spray paint in light, even coats.
Create a fluted look for your DIY bar cabinet by cutting and gluing wooden pole wrap onto the doors. Use COLORSHOT spray paint to paint the doors, allow to dry, and attach new hardware. Use a drill or screwdriver to reattach the doors to your DIY bar cabinet.
(Pro Tip: If you don’t want to buy new hardware for your thrift flip, try refreshing the old hardware with COLORSHOT spray paint! First Million is the perfect match for a rich project like this.)
Finish your thrift flip with a coat of COLORSHOT Clear Sealer to protect your DIY bar cabinet from any dings or scratches. Our matte sealer creates a luxurious matte finish that looks amazing on this sleek project! Allow your project to dry and cure completely.
Your new DIY bar cart is ready to display! This modern thrift flip is a great budget-friendly dupe for similar high-end décor.
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