Native Texan Livin': Dresser turned wine rack

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Dresser turned wine rack

What do you do when you love wine & your mom loves to re-do furniture?  You pick up a trashed out dresser from the side of the road in hopes to make it into a giant wine rack!

This dresser didn't have any drawers when I found it so that was one less thing I had to worry about.  It did have the middle rail in each opening for drawers, so we just unscrewed those & got rid of them.  We got 1/2 rounds from Home Depot to use as the bottle separators.  I used liquid nails instead of nails or screws to keep the dowels in place.  I figured it would be too time consuming &/or annoying to nail/screw in a million little nails/screws.

I knew I wanted the inside to be a little dark so I went with a sage green spray paint.

My mom bought Country Grey Annie Sloan chalk paint for this project.  You can see how different it already looks after one coat!

Fully painted & tape removed.  Once it was dry, we applied a home made wax finish.  My mom combined regular furniture wax with a little stain. (It was a bit cheaper than buying the name brand stuff) She rubbed that on the dresser wine rack with a rag & wiped off.  Repeated process until it was the color we were looking for.

I took leftover wallpaper & glued it to the back of the wine rack.  I just pried off the back board & applied spray adhesive, lined up the wallpaper on the board & then tacked it back on the back.  You can see the wax finish in this pic.

Finished product!  Not quite full enough but some how bottles keep disappearing.  :-)
The little sign says, "This may be the wine
talking but I love wine"  As you can
tell from our cork collection...
the sign speaks the truth.  :-)

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