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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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I would sand it all down with some 100 or 120 grit paper, maybe use some light solution cleaner, then I would give it a full prime with a latex or oil bonding primer, do whatever caulking needs done, and follow up two coats of a quality finish in your sheen choice. The horizontals look painted, I would probably do them in a darker color that fits with everything else, maybe a brown, and I would do them in oil for better durability. Are those sphinx's? BTW, are you marketing Houdini crystal?
 

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I would sand it all down with some 100 or 120 grit paper, maybe use some light solution cleaner, then I would give it a full prime with a latex or oil bonding primer, do whatever caulking needs done, and follow up two coats of a quality finish in your sheen choice. The horizontals look painted, I would probably do them in a darker color that fits with everything else, maybe a brown, and I would do them in oil for better durability. Are those sphinx's? BTW, are you marketing Houdini crystal?
LOL, no a cousin gave them to me as a house warming gift. If you look in one of the mirror pic, you will see two glowing eyes, which is one of my cats.

That's what I am looking for, I want some possible paint/color combinations. I have the primer already, but I have no idea what color to do. I am also tiling the floor a light beige/white to brighten up the room.
 

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It's a vague question. What color is the floor, will the walls be? What is the intended use? Will it be a sophisticated use or will it be a man cave where you hang and watch games? (As is if man caves aren't sophisitcated or enjoyed by sophisticates). What kind of decor is the basement to be finished in? I hate to be vague, but asking that question without that info/background is only going to invite a peppering of color combinations that you already know exist, answers you could get by looking in your sweater drawer. If you already know what type/color furnishings and decor, then build your colors around that. Go to any paint store and ask them for sample palette cards. These are cards that group colors together to give people ideas how to decorate with color, and depending where you go, they have a pretty good selection. Take some sample cards and look at them in the context of the room/furnishings. Ask them what other literature that have that deals with color decorating. Doing it this way will be much more beneficial in every way, and be educational too. And, you'll have done it yourself. Good Luck.
 

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It's a vague question. What color is the floor, will the walls be? What is the intended use? Will it be a sophisticated use or will it be a man cave where you hang and watch games? (As is if man caves aren't sophisitcated or enjoyed by sophisticates). What kind of decor is the basement to be finished in? I hate to be vague, but asking that question without that info/background is only going to invite a peppering of color combinations that you already know exist, answers you could get by looking in your sweater drawer. If you already know what type/color furnishings and decor, then build your colors around that. Go to any paint store and ask them for sample palette cards. These are cards that group colors together to give people ideas how to decorate with color, and depending where you go, they have a pretty good selection. Take some sample cards and look at them in the context of the room/furnishings. Ask them what other literature that have that deals with color decorating. Doing it this way will be much more beneficial in every way, and be educational too. And, you'll have done it yourself. Good Luck.
I'm tiling the floor a medium Brown/beige with a lighter grout. The walls will be a similar color and this is strictly as a man cave item. I know it's such a vague question without seeing it.
 
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