Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wine crates: They aren't just for breakfast anymore! :)

...Ha Ha

Do you ever get tired of stripping, sanding and painting?
And you have a piece of furniture staring you in the face,......
just begging you to do something "out of the box"?


I did.

This little white dresser was in great structural shape, but she definitely needed a face lift!
(And paint alone wasn't going make anyone give this girl a second look, she was pretty plain.)
After looking around in my stash o junk, I thought i might have the answer...


Wine crate panels!
They are graphic and charming and the pine is easy to cut.
I decided to attempt to make a wine crate "slip cover"!


I began covering all the edges in assorted pine trim pieces from the local lumberyard.
It was kind of fun actually...because I. LOVE. MY. NAILGUN!
Measure, cut, glue and nail....repeat as necessary.

Laying out the top, I tried to make it visually interesting
and showcase some fun graphics on the wine crate panels.
I added some trim to act like a frame and give it a nice finished edge.

Most of the drawers just got covered in plain pine wood.

Except the top drawer, i added a wine crate panel to her and some more detailed trim pieces.

Now on to the hardware.
It had to be kind of rustic like the pine crates, kind of masculine
...and yet I kind of wanted to use something unexpected.
Hmmm...how about leather straps!

See those colorful belts from the thrift store? Perfect!...Really!
I just cut away all of the colored belt material and attached the leather pieces.

I thought they were pretty darn cute...and fit the piece so well.
(forgive me for the poor quality photos)
A light stain rubbed over all toned down that new pine look.

Here she is in all of her new found rustic beauty.
Earthy and mellow, with just a hint of sweetness...just like I like my wine! HA

(She sold at JunkFest 2010...
but you never know she could have a sister showing up in 2011!)

Go drink some wine, people...there are naked dressers everywhere!!
Linking to:
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/07/sns-143-creative-dressers.html

SNS Crazy for Crates

26 comments:

  1. HOW COOL IS THAT WHAT A TERRIFIC IDEA. AND I LOVE THE OLD BELTS FOR THE PULLS!
    LAUREN

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  2. i love the top you did!
    Great idea for lots of things
    blessings
    barbara jean

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  3. Great job! I LOVE the top on it. There's one lucky person out there that has it in their home :o)

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  4. Well, I had a whole bunch of those offered to me and only took two because I just couldn't use my brain like you did! I did make some shelves, but your idea is so much cooler!

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  5. What an awesome transformation~ I love it!

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  6. That is a fabulous and creative idea!!! I can see a trunk done like this.

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  7. Brilliant! The leather handles finished it off just perfectly.

    Jan

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  8. Really cool and so creative!!! What a great job you did on this one ~ I love it.
    Cindy

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  9. Man I need a nail gun, but maybe not while I'm drinking all that wine! This is absolutely fabulous! I love, love, love the top and the belt handles! Excellent job!
    Susan

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  10. WOW! This is amazing...love every detail :) Laurel

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  11. This is so outside the box! Literally! I so love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Fabulous! What more can I say? I am so impressed by this, I can't find the words to do it justice! Do they sell wine in boxes like that? I don't drink wine so am not familiar with the packaging. I need to find me some of those boxes tho' and get to crackin! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!! ~Leena~

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  13. I think the sister dresser would make a great birthday gift for me! Hint, hint...

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  14. This is fantastic! The belt/drawer pulls are genius! I'll be popping a cork soon. Ann

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  15. How stinkin' cute is she now! Just poured a glass!

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  16. I think you did a fantastic job. I love your creativity and you really went out of the box for these. Thanks for sharing, and by the way I love how you did with that drawer. Cheers!

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  17. This is so fabulous! I'm wondering if I can use a nail gun without shooting myself in the foot with it! LOL

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  18. Oh. My. Gosh.
    THAT is amazing!!! I wish I had it at MY house!!! LOVE it! ;-D

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  19. Lynette - your dresser turned out divine! I love what you did with the top of it - what a great idea!!

    Tell the girls I said hi from Ohio!!!

    Kathy

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  20. I agree. You did such a great job with the wine panel covers! Thank you for sharing.

    Patrick

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  21. id love to feature this on my next revival monday if this would be ok let me know
    thanks

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  22. OMG this is stunning you are so very clever, i am your newest follower yah !

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  23. Wow, I thought the topper was cool. And then I read about the belt pulls! You gals really know what to do with junk!!

    Shared on FJi Facebook and pinned for SNS 143. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151052737666141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  24. Wow its gorgeous i would love it if you have the time to come and link it up at my party http://www.twiggstudios.com/2012/07/sunday-show-off-linky-party_14.html#more
    thankyou xxxx

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  25. how did you attach those fantastic belt handles? they look so great!

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