Fabulous Mid Century Rotating Bar Drum Table

By Jennifer Cahill, Owner at Trillium Park Designs, Olympia WA

Winning Category

When my client brought this drum table to me for an update, my heart skipped a beat. I had never seen a bar set-up like this - ever! The outside curved doors moved on a track revealing a rotating bar. There were glass shelves and holes for liquor & wine bottles...a one stop shop for all your happy hour needs!

The leather top was fogged and cracked so I chemically stripped it off revealing a surprisingly nice wood grain top underneath. Because I was going with such a light shade of blue to coordinate with my client's new kitchen cabinets, I thoroughly cleaned, lightly sanded, and primed to prevent the dreaded "bleed through" of some mahogany finishes. I then brushed a couple of coats of Behr Tahoe Blue and sealed with several applications of High Performance top coat.

I painted the classic Duncan Phyfe lion's feet and faux lion head pulls with a silver spray paint, applied a light black glaze to pop the details, then sealed with a spray lacquer.  A modern update of a very traditional - and very cool piece - was complete.  Cheers! 

Products Used

  • High Performance top coat
  • Behr Premium Plus Ultra Eggshell in Tahoe Blue
  • Lamp Black (for glazing medium)
  • Krylon Satin Nickel spray paint

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