Now, let’s get crafty! Here’s the ‘before’ shot of this poor unappreciated bookcase/entertainment center (circa 1980s?) Special shout out to my dad who helped me saw off the top, unused frame. When I saw this unattractive and awkwardly large piece, I knew it had so much then what meets the eye… Side note: To all you DIY-ers out there, this was in my earlier years of ‘Before and Afters’ so forgive me for not having visual steps as I go along.
We sawed off the top section to leave us with just the base. Just by looking at it, you’d think it’s 5 sets of drawers … and then BAM! it opens up to so much more! Can we say, Hello Potential?? I immediately thought repurposed bar/wine rack. I’d been wanting a piece in our house that could easily function as storage, bar ware, and esthetically pleasing to the eye. So, I set out to creatively design and transform!
I repurposed the brass brackets to keep the symmetry from top to bottom, plus, I just really love them!
After finding the perfect shade of navy blue in a high gloss, I brushed on 3 coats and spray painted the hardware with Rust-Olems Metallic Gold.
I bought four wine racks and safely secured them to the top. This provided me with more storage and gave it that real bar feel. I also added a colorful pink and white chevron background to bring a little life and pizzaz when you reveal the inside! I’m still working on all my barccessories for the top while I collect little gems here and there for an ultimate pulled-together chic and entertaining look! I hope you like it! Cheers!
Lemons to Love,
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