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I will attach some images soon, but the bar in my new house is very old (someone told me it looks like it's original from the 1920's). Right now, it's part primed, part painted. It needs some freshing up. I was wondering if anyone could give some advice on what to do?
 

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Don't get me wrong, I like older architecture, furniture and the harkenings of the past. The bar would be in a dumpster unless I'm missing something.
Maybe take a picture so the whole bar is seen. Can 't see the bar top other then it looks warped. It it wood?
I'd keep the carved dogs.
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Don't get me wrong, I like older architecture, furniture and the harkenings of the past. The bar would be in a dumpster unless I'm missing something.
Maybe take a picture so the whole bar is seen. Can 't see the bar top other then it looks warped. It it wood?
I'd keep the carved dogs.
Ron
It's def not warped, but yes, it is wood. I don't have the money to rip it out and start over, right now, which is why I wanted to paint it.
 

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It's def not warped, but yes, it is wood. I don't have the money to rip it out and start over, right now, which is why I wanted to paint it.
So paint it. You'll need to do some prep work. You also need to understand there's the strong possiblility that there is lead paint on the unit now. In order to give the gloss paint some "tooth"(roughness), you would usually lightly sand it. There's a product called Liquid Sandpaper you might use instead to avoid the lead dust.
You can buy lead paint test kits to check it out before you dive in.
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Can you lift or remove those carved trim pieces temporarily?

If so, A couple of alternatives to painting that are money savers.
You could just cover the bar instead of painting. You could use a thin hardwood plywood and stain with a nice bullnose, or if you don't want to stain and seal, buy a pack of that prefinished flooring and glue that down and trim. The part by the windows looks fairly narrow, buy a long piece of whatever wood you like, router a nice nose on it that you would like, stain or paint and secure to the old counter top.

Does that help with the brainstorming?


Bo

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If the women don't find you handsome,
they should at least find you handy.
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Can you lift or remove those carved trim pieces temporarily?

If so, A couple of alternatives to painting that are money savers.
You could just cover the bar instead of painting. You could use a thin hardwood plywood and stain with a nice bullnose, or if you don't want to stain and seal, buy a pack of that prefinished flooring and glue that down and trim. The part by the windows looks fairly narrow, buy a long piece of whatever wood you like, router a nice nose on it that you would like, stain or paint and secure to the old counter top.

Does that help with the brainstorming?


Bo

Remember,
If the women don't find you handsome,
they should at least find you handy.
(Red Green)
Cover with woof floor planks, is that what you mean?
 
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