Originally Posted by chinadog
I have the front part of the bar to do. I was thinking of a wainscot or panel system on the front (where you see unfinished drywall). I'm thinking of maybe doing the top part of the bar in your traditional wooden top with a bar rail and doing granite on top of the base cabinets. I'm going to have to either match the stain on the cabinets or do a complimentary color or paint.
Well I'm certainly happy with the wainscot/paneling I "skinned" my bar with. I even used a cheap photo finish wainscot that looks sort of like leather, then put some stained trim to cover seams.
However, now that I'm done and gotten use to staining, I can't help but wonder what real wood, say bead board panels/wainscot would look like. If you are using a nice rich, dark stain, I can only imagine would be awesome.
Another thing with the cheap paneling anyway, is I already have one little scratch. Not a big deal, I can probably cover with a brown sharpie or something. But it would probably be more durable if wood/stain then able to touch up stain if needed.
Oh...also an update! I installed my sink yesterday! YEA!!! A buddy was in town and we went and got some beer and decided to take it on our self! I had called our plumber be he had been so busy he wasn't sure when he could come out and since we didn't even have rough in done, it was going to charge a little over $300 at least. So we went and bought about $60 worth of stuff and knocked it out in about 3 hours. And I didn't flood the house!!! I went surprisingly smooth. The wall I was putting the sink on had plumbing as the other side is the kitchen sink. And I figured I could do the supply lines easy enough, but I wasn't sure how to tie into the drain line and keep it all in the wall. But we actually had very little problem! That PVC pipe is slick. Pretty much like a jig saw puzzle. An angle here and angle there and it was done!
I'll try to post more pic's within a few days...