This piece of furniture has been hanging around our house for ages. It started out as our very first entertainment center and I remember measuring the big space to make sure that our tv would fit in it. Not the width of it, but the depth. Remember tv’s like that?? They were often times deeper than they were wide! This piece was used in my son’s room for a while to hold his myriad of electronics with his Playstation having prime real estate, of course. After that it was relegated to the garage where it humbly stored crafting supplies.
Enter the Great Garage Clean-out. I decided that since my children were almost teenagers that there really wasn’t a need for play dough, confetti and 6,728 broken crayons. Whew, that was a load to take the thrift store! When I unearthed this treasure, I thought oh, I should paint that and make it pretty to use somewhere in my house. But, the problem is that I have nowhere to put it nor do I need it.
I decided to put it on CraigsList. I thought I was being reasonable asking $150 for it. No takers. Ok, that’s fine so I dropped the price to $100. Still nobody wanted this beauty. Since, I really didn’t want to haul it to the thrift store myself, I set the bottom barrel price of $50. NOBODY wanted it. Good grief, it is solid wood people – not the prefab laminate crap! So, it just sat in my garage for several more months.
When I got my booth at University Pickers, I started looking around for things to transform that I already had – Ah-ha! Hello you neglected honey!
I decided to make it into a wine bar because I thought that would be something fairly unique to add to my booth. First I ripped away the rest of the cardboard backer and took the doors off of the bottom. The tricky part was making those x shaped wine shelves. That’s what I’ve got the greatest Dad in the world for!
Enter some grey paint that was left over from painting my daughter’s room and Ta-Da! It’s totally transformed. I bought the stemware holders at Lowes.
For the back I used 1×4 boards that I literally slapped a bunch of paint on and distressed the heck out. I’m totally in love with the way the back turned out! Actually, the whole thing turned out better than I imagined. And to think I was gonna sell it for $50! Pffffftt!