Y’all! I have been sitting on this project for a long time, while I wait for it to go live on the Resin Crafts Blog. I’m a blogger for them and redid our bar top in our living room with EnviroTex Lite. It seriously has been my favorite project I’ve done in our project and has made a huge difference in this area.
The great thing about our home is that it’s perfect for entertaining. With a decent size dining room (which we’re turning into a man cave), a huge built-in bar, two and a half bathrooms, and two sets of French doors that lead outside to our patio, once we get this place on track, I can imagine some really great parties here.
Like I mentioned, our bar is huge, but was really ugly. The stone top is the same that was used as backsplash in our kitchen (which we’ve since transformed) and I hated it! I also really dislike the brick used on the bar and on our fireplace (which you’ll see later this week). So, I knew I needed a big change, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money here. Especially since I have so many other projects planned around the house.
Cue the EnviroTex Lite…
It’s a really easy product to use, and the project consisted of just the two parts of the EnviroTex Lite that needed to be mixed in equal parts, some plastic drop cloths to protect our new floors, and a couple days of curing time. I also painted the tiles with a latex charcoal gray paint first. You can see the full tutorial here.
It leaves a shiny, glass-like finish that’s really beautiful. I love how it reflects my juju hat and the bar accessories. I used 1 gallon of the EnviroTex Lite to complete the bar top. It costs about $65 for the gallon kit. Compare that cost to new countertops! I’ll wait…
Now, it’s looking so much better, but I still have more projects to do here. It’s still an unfinished space, so I know it’s not going to look perfect now. I have to install the floor tiles, as the bar opening opens into the kitchen, and I have to apply the EnviroTex Lite to the sink area behind the bar, too. I also need to paint the cabinet white to match my kitchen cabinets. I’ll be doing a custom art piece over the bar, too, so make sure you’re following me on Instagram for peeks at that project.
So, how do I keep the bar top clean? It’s soooooo easy! I initially was using Windex, but it left a hazy film that I had to practically keep wiping away with a dry paper towel. Then, I found that my Pledge Multi Surface cleaner works wonders!! I simply spray a little on a paper towel and wipe the surface clean. It’s so much better than when I used to have to scrub dirt and grime from the tiles before.
It’s made a HUGE difference in this area and I can’t wait to get it all completed. I need to decide on whether I’m going to paint the brick white or the color of the wall. I’ve already primed the brick, so it gives me an idea of what it would look like in white, but I’m still unsure. Help ya girl out!
What do y’all think? How do you like the new bar top? What color should I paint the brick? White or the same color as my walls?
Till next time,