On my way to a client meeting this morning,
I picked up this piece in the alley:
Just a basic cabinet/bookshelf.
Nice feet….missing a couple shelves.
I cut out a shelf from a piece of particle board.
I had some old fence lumber left over from a recent project,
just small pieces, so I used them to line the back….
And I used a couple more boards to line the top shelf.
Next, I cut down a wine rack I've had in my garage forever….
and screwed it in from the top.
I used a bed slat that I cut to fit the width of the top,
to hide the cut I made on the wine rack.
I love the texture of this wood!!!
I moved the piece outside and began painting the exterior.
I used Paris Grey and Old White chalk paints.
(That's Miss Priss in the window, supervising my work.)
After the paint dried, I distress sanded all the edges,
and then I began waxing….
Here's a close up of one of the feet….
I used dark wax over the clear, inside the crevices and along the edges...
I added some wine glasses,
And on the top shelf, I placed liquor bottles…..
I used a vintage chalkboard
to line the back...
I placed a wine rack…
I love the sparkle of the glass
against that rustic back!!!
Now I have lots of needed storage.
The bar is open!!!!
My cocktail is poured.