Dining zigzag

Published on November 30th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Zigzag Fullen Bar

chevron bar cabinet

Materials: Fullen Sink Cabinet, Metrik Handles

Description: We have a nook in our apartment that’s too small to fit a bar cabinet. My husband and I are classic cocktail fans and we needed a place to store some of our bottles and a place to display our tiki glasses. The Fullen sink cabinet was small enough to fit in the space.

chevron bar cabinet

1. The legs were grey plastic which looked cheap so I painted them with Martha Stewart Polished Silver Metallic Paint.

2. I got my hardware store to cut a board into a 23″ x 15.5″ rectangle for the top, which I painted white and topped with a coat of clear acrylic.

3. I attached the top to the base with contact cement.

4. The chevron pattern was made from wood grain contact paper. I drew one zigzag onto the Fullen box and cut that out as my template to trace onto the contact paper. I did one door at a time, but I wish my contact paper had been wide enough to go all the way across so that it wasn’t so difficult to match up the doors.

5. I attached the doors to the cabinet and used an Xacto knife to make the pattern on the two doors match.

5. Drilled holes to attach what I think are Metrik handles.

~ Heather Sherrod, Houston, Texas

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9 Responses to Zigzag Fullen Bar

  1. mark N says:

    My question is this: how well did the contact paper stay on over time?

  2. Jane says:

    Hi, where oh where did you get the pink table in the bottom photo?!

  3. Wow this is just what I needed… been looking for a cheap way to create a printer station in my home office! Love the chevron front, I may pinch that idea too!

  4. Jill Cadavero says:

    I absolutely love the light over the chair. Is that an IKEA light? I know just the chair in my home that I would use a light like that with. Someone let me know if you know where I can get that light stand.

  5. HSherrod says:

    Thanks! We got lucky, the chairs were actually my husband’s grandparents. I think they might have had them made. I couldn’t find a label.

  6. mckinneyMOM says:

    Awesome idea! I love it! Where did you get those white chairs by the way?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Brilliantly executed! :) Thanks for sharing.


  8. Kelly says:

    Great idea…so stylish!

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