Apparently when my husband mentioned covering the bar in leather he meant the front of the bar, not the top of the bar, which is the picture that popped into my head. I've seen bars with leather fronts, so his idea admittedly makes a lot more sense than mine...I don't understand how I misconstrued him. Then I wondered if you all knew what he meant and were misunderstanding me when I said I was going to cover the bar in leather, as I wasn't specific in my description...so, to clarify, what I am going to still do, because I like the idea even if it doesn't make sense, is cover the top of the bar in leather...the part where you sit your drinks.
I didn't get a lot done last night, all I managed was to cut some cove trim for the front part of the bar. I like the contrast of the trim being a different color, so won't stain it the same shade as the rest of the wood. Since my corners aren't perfect I'll more than likely either stain it black or paint it a dark color...maybe a dark green.
You know, now that I think about it, I could put leather in the rectangles on the front of the bar, then mount the cove trim on top of that...hmm, leather would be too thick, perhaps a suede or leather finish paper...something to think about.
The reason I didn't get much done on the bar was because I had to destinkify Wakefield, he gets lazy and grubby during the winter. He didn't like it but complied like a complete gentleman.