projects and before & afters in Heritage Oaks

BAR redo

Rusted Hydrangea wanted to share our before pics and after of our bar.



It needed a for sure update. The black and hunter green granite needed to go. It needed tile that made a statement. Something other then your ordinary tile choice. This tile is elegant and oh so classy. It’s sexy. Can tile be sexy? Well this tile is! It has a sophisticated twist and a for sure fun pick for the bar. We are going a little more farmhouse modern these day. It’s Joanna Gaines subway tile go to but all dressed up.

One of my friends said “Bold call on the tile”….and I was like “And?” And he proceeded to tell me he loves it! Glad we went bold and had some guts behind us on this one.

We still have to clean the tile. It is freshly just put up so we need to give it a couple hours yet.

We need to find a faucet as well. We are thinking antique brass to match the rest of the room. So stay tuned and check back this blog for the final pics.

Our new family room chandelier is on its way and we will spoil it to you all who are reading this. It’s antique brass lol. (surprise)

We also picked antique brass hardware for the cabinets.

Antique Brass farmhouse pulls & knobs

The color of the cabinets- Black magic by Pittsburg ULTRA

I was into chalk paint, milk paint. The best paint you can buy…….The only stuff I would use. I’ve been painting for awhile now. Walls, furniture, cabinets, you name it. I would say painting walls, yes use BM or a SW paint for sure. Spend the money! On everything else, good old regular paint does the trick. I by accident was at Menards and was going to use this paint for another project. In a rush I said “let me just try this”….. I whipped out the paint and started painting the cabinets. Loved the color so I went with it. 2 easy steps. Coat one and coat two. That was after making sure the cabinets were cleaned and prepped. I also had to fill old holes from hardware and sand down as well. But after 2 coats and dry time, I re-hung the doors and put the drawers back. I love the dark grey instead of the espresso from before. I then installed the hardware and it was an instant time change from the early 90’s to the present.

Counter pick-

Calacatta-Laza Quartz

Last but not least….the tile.

Antique beveled mirror tile.

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I would for sure order from them again. Super helpful & fast shipment. Came packed and protected. Definitely would recommend and would order from them in the future.

I will be adding some things to the bar to jazz it up even more. Check back and see for yourself the FINAL project. I hope you love it as much as we do.
-rusted hydrangea

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