Friday, January 29, 2010

Must. Love. Wine.

Hello everyone! Thought I'd share a few junky, funky, repurposed ways to display your favorite wine collections! Here are a few show-&-tell wine creations of mine. This first one was an old three drawer oak dresser. It was quite unsturdy, but nothing that a bottle of glue wouldn't take care of. There was no hope for saving the damaged top drawer, but that was okay since I had other plans for that space...After I said bye-bye to the top drawer, I added a board along with a trim piece on the front to cover up the space between it and the middle drawer. I covered the board with some scrapbooking paper (I love its faded old look), along with a rusty flat grate for holding bottles so they don't roll around. I decided to make this piece a two-tone color, if you will. I mixed black paint and a walnut stain together with some glaze and painted the body. I decided to stain the two drawer fronts a light walnut so the vinyl letters would be visable. My sister-in-law gave me this neat vinyl saying for Christmas, and I decided to put it on this "new" wine buffet rather than adhere it on my dining room wall. Another thing I like about turning old dressers into wine buffets is 99% of them are on wheels...don't you just love wheels?
This next wine display is a re-post, but I thought I'd show it again. Here's a perfect example of thinking outside the box. Let's face it, if you look carefully, you will find almost anything can hold wine accessories! This piece was an old heater...crusty, rusty and cruddy - yum, yum! I cut all the extra components off and was excited to find the top grate was removable.
Low and behold, wine glass stems and the neck bottles nestled perfectly on the grate. I attached old pages from a yellowed, damaged dictionary to add some interest to the bottom shelf and hung a wine towel...perfection!And last...I acquired another old oak (very heavy) dresser which I painted a great avocado green.
After painting, I sanded the piece and applied two coats of a polystain. To add a new twist, I decided diamond shaped openings cut in the bottom drawer to house wine bottles would be just the right look. Lots of storage in this piece.

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  1. Oh! Love these, how creative you are! Am thrilled that I recently found your blog. Very creative!

  2. These are fantastic. I love the way you think. Your friend, Marla

  3. Andrea, these are all wonderful reinvented projects!! The pictures are great and I can vouch these were all even more awesome in person! (and I secretly covet them all!!!!)

  4. Great Ideas!

    I love the green 'wine' dresser. Very pretty.

  5. Oh my gosh! These are all great ideas! Cool beans for sure!!!!!
    smiles, alice
    ps the last one with the diamond shape and wine popping out! Just to clever!

  6. Love the *new* use for those vinyl letters! And the cut-outs for the green dresser: Too cool!

  7. Uh huh. You just had to incorporate "Poetry" in there, didn't ya? I think this post should have been dedicated to your wine drinking friend in Poetry! I love all of your ideas and how dang well you make them happen! ~Mindy

  8. I love all these creations! And I love wine as well!! He! He!


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