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Curbside Makeover ALERT!!!!
Curbside finds are some of my favorite makeovers. I always get asked how I find them and where I find them and the answer is “by chance” and “everywhere”. I have scored some amazing pieces from the curb including this farmhouse table makeover, the entertainment center I made from a curbside dresser and my last find that I turned into a patriotic planter. This time around, I picked up a dresser that was missing one drawer. I picked it up because the hardware was so great. I was planning on just scrapping the dresser and keeping the hardware for another project.
Then, this happened.
After we took the drawers out and I had all the hardware off of them, I had this shell left over.
Nothing exciting. Nothing worth saving, right?
I started thinking we could make it into a bar.
Do you see it?
Matt and I talked it over and it was going to be fairly easy to do.
The first thing we did was make the holder that the glasses would hang from. We had some old, white cabinet doors in the garage that we used for the shelves (the arrow is pointing to the cabinet doors). Then, we cut and screwed scrap wood to the underside of the shelf that this cabinet door was going to be.
We made the glass holders on the top shelf so we still had storage above it and below it. We removed one of the trim pieces between two shelves so we had hanging room for the glasses and room for wine bottles on the shelf underneath.
To make sure the wine glasses, martini glasses and margarita glasses would stay in the holders, Matt added a thinner board underneath the thicker boards. The bottom of each glass will rest on this board.
This is how the dresser looked after we had all the shelves in and the holders done.
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I got out the HomeRight Spray Shelter for this project.
The shelter and the HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer make painting projects go so much faster. I have painted so many pieces like this by hand and to get it all the corners and nooks and crannies is hard. The Finish Sprayer makes it easy and the Shelter keeps our grass and plants their natural green color. 😉
I chose the color “Ash” from Fusion Mineral Paint for this bar. It is a rich color that really brought this bar to life.
What is a bar without some ice storage? We made a simple box from reclaimed wood just like we did with the Repurposed Dresser Bookshelf. I added some handles to the side and some numbers to the front.
(I need to write a post on how easy it is to make a box out of wood. We have made so many for so many different projects and I think they have been the best part to some of our projects. I am always amazed what stores charge for simple wood boxes because I know how easy they are to make. And….. you can make them exactly how you want them. Stay tuned for that post.)
I went to the Dollar Tree and got an aluminum pan to fit inside the box. Now this box is ready to hold ice and keep drinks cold.
You can’t even tell this was a hideous, blue dresser from the curb!
Who knew it had so much potential? 😉
Would you have rescued this dresser? What would you have done with it?