I’ve kinda got a thing for those cool, old oversized forks and spoons you used to see on your grandma’s wall. Sometimes they were made of wood, some were ceramic, some were metal. Well, I’m in love with them! Anytime I see a set or […]
My dear sister saw a post on CraigsList for free furniture. She knows how I love to makeover furniture, especially free furniture!! So, she insisted that her hubby go with her to pick up a load of furniture just for me. I know, she’s awesome, right?? In the load was a dresser, several end tables and a couple of smaller things. The dresser was butt ugly. I mean, really really ugly. I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture of it before I started transforming it. But, that’s the way I roll – I just get so excited to start my project before I think about pictures. Usually halfway through, I think oh yeah! I should photograph this!
Anyway, imagine a MDF laminate grayish color dresser with stickers all over it, the veneer peeling up in places and that’s what it looked like. However, it was solid. Ugly I can work with, disrepair not so much. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with this piece, but I remembered how much I like creating the larger wine bar out of an old entertainment center, and wanted to try it again on a smaller scale.
I started out by taking out the top two drawers, thinking I was going to keep the bottom two, but later changed my mind. My Dad helped me with the cuts for the X to hold the wine bottles. Then we added a vertical piece of wood to form the left side of the space for the wine bottles. That left a really tall, but narrow space, so I decided to put a shelf in.
For the top I bought a piece of pre-cut sanded plywood from Lowe’s. Here is a direct link: 3/4-in Oak Plywood, Application as 2 x 4. I had to cut a little off the length to get it the right length to hang over the edges just enough to instal the stemware holders on the underside. Lowe’s calls them Rev-A-Shelf Cabinet Organizer. My Dad used his router to put a nice finished edge on it. I didn’t want nail holes marring the top because I originally thought I was going to stain the top, so I used liberal amounts of wood glue to adhere it.
The next step was to add a little piece of trim right under the top to hide the rough edges of the tops of the X and the vertical piece of wood.
The last and most fun part is painting the piece. I decided on grey again. I just love to use grey for furniture because it is neutral enough for most people to imagine it in their homes, but it’s not plain, boring white. I really, really dislike painting furniture white. But, I do it often because that is what sells the best.
When I got ready to paint, I realized that I had never made plans to finish the bottom of the wine bar after I took the bottom two drawers out. Luckily, I had a piece of sanded plywood hanging around, so I cut it to fit and attached it to the bottom to finish it off. Or, so I thought. Once I got it in, there was a big gap showing where the bottom shelf didn’t quite meet up with the front piece. Grrrrr. this time I didn’t have any trim that would work, so I headed off to Lowe’s again. I brought home one piece of trim, nope – too narrow. I got it right the second go around, and attached it to the front for a completed masterpiece. Hmmmm, still not quite finished – in my mind. I wanted a it to have a little extra oomph, so I added the patterned paper to the two shelves with mod-podge. Ok, done for real now!
This is prime shopping season for Christmas gifts. I decided to make a few crafty things for my booth that are specifically Christmas theme to add to what’s already there.
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This is the first piece of furniture I did a makeover on for my new craft booth at University Pickers. I got the table from CraigsList for $25! What a steal!! I did have to drive about 35 minutes to get it, but it […]