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Upcycled Outdoor Bar

Every backyard needs a good bar! Turn basic pallets and crates into a affordable and unique bar top to entertain your guests this spring. Enjoy your outdoor space by creating this easy-to-make bar, then add some color with a unique pattern.

At a Glance:

Project #15963 Skill Level: Intermediate

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Cool Bisque, 2 oz. - 2944

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Fire Coral, 2 oz. - 2740

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 2894

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Dove Gray, 2 oz. - 2954

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Autumn Leaves, 2 oz. - 2943

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
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FolkArt ® Painting Tools - Stencil Tape, 3/4" x 25 yds. - 50380

Number Needed: 1 $9.99 $6.90
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Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • Large shipping crate or pallet
  • Jigsaw
  • Pry bar
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Screwdriver
  • 6” hairpin legs
  • Transfer paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Computer printout of pattern
  • Ruler
  • Measuring tape
  • 1x12x10 wooden plank

instructions

  1. Take all the walls, top and bottom of the shipping crate apart.
  2. Flip the walls around so that the inside wall is now the outside wall.
  3. Attach the front and sides back together with screws.  You will need to drill new pilot holes. 
  4. Attach the bottom back on with screws.
  5. Measure the bar as is from front to back and side to side.  Add 4” to all three sides for the bar to hang over.  The length of your planks will be determined by the size of your crate. Screw top into the tops edges of the sides and bottom of crate.
  6. Screw the four legs into the bottom of the bar.
  7. Tape off the third bottom half of the bar and paint Wicker White.
  8. Transfer paper to the front of bar.
  9. Paint the flowers with Cool Bisque and Fire Coral.
  10. Paint the leaves Dove Gray, Wicker White and Autumn Leaves.
  11. Outline the flowers and leaves then paint the other leaves and stems with Licorice.
  12. Refer to photos for color placement.

Watch a Video Tutorial

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint Frequently Asked Questions

Most commonly asked questions about FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint.

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Related FAQs

Yes, the fabric painted mixture (1 part FolkArt Textile Medium – 2 parts FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint), can be thinned with water to create detail linework. It can also be “spritzed” onto fabric using a clean pump spray bottle.
Yes, it is UV and weather resistant and can be used both indoors on curtains, glassware and wood as well as outdoors on terra cotta and garden signs.
Yes, painted glassware can be safely washed by hand and are top shelf dishwasher safe without chipping, cracking or fading. Do not soak in water.
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