Friday, February 26, 2010

Wine Storage Cubbyholes

I'm very excited that this is finished!  Remember what these looked like when I brought them home?



It was a daunting process - they were filthy. I had to remove the funky name tags, tape residue & gunk, in general. After sanding, I painted them with Black Suede from Behr (recommended by Thrifty Decor Chick), BLT made a backing from plywood and voila - we now have wine storage!

I guess we need to get more wine.

That's a fat little bird hide-a-key in there.

We have a little alcove in our dining room perfect for the wine cubby.

. Wine corks are the perfect size for the little compartments in the typeset drawer.

Mom brought this budding camellia for my little vase.
(My plant isn't doing as well as her's)

The downs of my project:

This is my best friend and my nemesis.

BLT cut the board and I attached 'eyeballing' technique didn't work out so well as I had a few of these..

these are the patched up holes where I shot the staples through the plywood..way to go!

My parting shot - I couldn't find any gloves and used a grocery bag. (This is probably very familiar to you guys.)

I'm including this in:
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature at Miss Mustard Seed's Creative Blog
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Make It For Monday at Cottage Instincts
Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick


  1. K, 1 - the cubby looks awesome. 2 - I need that typeset thing. I have been collecting corks for a few years adn want something cool to do with them. 3 - that's maybe my favorite green EVER!!! 4 - I love that wrought iron gate type thing.


  2. What a wonderful piece of furniture!

    I hope you will stop by my blog and enter my giveaway.

  3. Great idea to use this for wine (and yes, you need a quick trip to the wine store to fill up this beautiful piece!!) What really has caught my eye is the wall color - jjust love that green with black!!

  4. I love it, what a great idea! Now go get some wine!!!

  5. Oh my gosh, I LOVE it! turned out soo beautiful. And I totally agree with Patti - love the green walls!

  6. Wow...what a beautiful transformation! Perfect for storing wine and other buffet needs. Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday! And I followed too... :)

  7. I've used a grocery bag for a glove before as well, so you are not alone. Anyway, the shelf looks great in black. Very nice job!

  8. What a great makeover, and a great piece. Love the greens and blacks of your rooms too. Thanks for linking it up with Mi4M!


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