I was provided Enviro Tex Lite® epoxy resin for this project but all ideas, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. This article also contains affiliate links. Full Disclosure policy can be found over here.
So I have been debating for a while to get a Bar Cart or not because honestly when I was growing up, in my house we had almost about five bar carts. So I was kinda over them!
But they are super super useful and I knew I needed one but I didn’t want to spend a ton (story of my life)
So when I found this little fella for cheap, I jumped on the opportunity to grab it.
It wasn’t the most amazing Bar Cart in the world but it was in such a great condition that I couldn’t pass it.
As you guys know I am part of The Fab Furniture Flippin contest and this months theme was Showstopping TOPS and It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.
The sponsor for this month is ETI Enviroitex who provided me with Pour on Lite Resin which is absolutely amazing as it gives this Glass like stunning finish. ETI Envirotex specializes in polymer to create gorgeous projects and finishes.
Just like my Marbled Dining Table I was going to give this Bar Cart the same treatment but all three levels were going to get different sets of colors.
Materials Needed for this projects
Disposable Cups for mixing paint
I used a mix of pinks and purples for the top shelf.
I poured almost equal amount of the paints in one disposable cup.
Just layer all the colors one by one on top of each other.
You don’t stir it at all and let the colors just sit as it is.
For the second level I used all shades of Greens from dark to light.
I did the same as I did with the pink and layered all the paint colors in one cup.
And lastly the lower shelf which was the third and final one was going to get an all blue color scheme.
All of them had two common colors which was White and Gold.
Before starting the whole marbling process make sure that the area you are working in is completely covered with plastic sheets because things can get real messy real quick!
I poured over the purple and pink on top and moved it around so that the marbling effect would take place, when that was dry I moved on to the second one.
The idea for the top one to be dry first is because when you move around the second shelf to get the marbled effect the paint on the first shelf would also slide around and even drip down onto the second shelf hence only move on to the next level when the first one is dry.
The last one was the blue one.
I also made a video for you guys so you can see the whole process.
After the marbling was done I went in with some Gold Foil and created small flakes of it which I randomly placed them all throughout the shelves.
Last I used a bunch of colored stones. I used some Mod Podge to glue them down onto the my marbled shelves in a pattern which mimicked the flow of the marbled paint.
I loved how it was looking so far but the colors still looked flat which is where the Pour on Lite Resin steps in.
The resin comes with two bottles and you have to use equal parts of each to create the perfect consistency of the resin.
One bottle is the hardener the other is the Resin. On their website they have a detailed video of how to use it as well as the instructions are in the box.
I needed two full cups to cover one shelf so in total about six cups for the entire Bar Cart.
Then it was just a matter of pouring it all over the shelves.
You do have to level it off a bit so every inch is covered completely but the product states it gives the look of 60 coats of varnish and I think it is spot on.
My results were gorgeous.
You can literally see the reflection of the items placed on top on the Resin finish.
In the last step I painted the border of the shelves, the handles and also the wheels in this gorgeous Gold color.
And that was finally it.
What do you guys think?
I absolutely love the finish and how the colored stones gave it that extra texture.
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