Dresser to Wine Rack DIY

You are not even going to believe this amazing dresser to wine rack DIY project from reader Brandi!

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She took an old dresser and turned it into a wine rack.

She used Annie Sloan chalk paint on the base and re-stained the top to a darker color.

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The bottom two drawers were removed and rests for the wine were created. You can make these yourself with a router, or take apart an old wine rack.

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Brandi even reused the handles in the project (which is a savings- hardware is expensive!). Hardware can be easily spray painted any color so think about reusing your hardware instead of buying new.

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For more dresser to wine bar inspiration and tutorials check out these posts below.

The Charming Farmer

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That’s So Creative

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Old dressers are available at yard sales and Craig’s List for less than $100 all the time!

Compare these DIY dressers to this $1000 Pottery Barn version.

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Do you have an AMAZING DIY furniture project? I’d love to share it.

Every month we’re giving away a $50 Amazon gift card every month to one reader who submits their own DIY project. 

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Clutter Control With 5 Minute Pick-Ups

 

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Are you overwhelmed by the end of the day when your house looks like a tornado went through it? It is no fun to sit and relax, read a book, watch a movie, or check your email, when you know that there is a big mess waiting for you. Well, it isn’t fun for me…. some people can probably live with it! :)

My house is normally pretty neat and organized. It isn’t because I live with a bunch of organized people, my kids are MESSY! However I have trouble staying on track when I’m surrounded by clutter distractions, so I try to keep clutter to a minimum.

We do this with 5 minute pick-ups. My older kids will tell you that these are more like “clean up until it is clean pick-ups” but honestly, if you do 7 to 10 of these a day your house will organized and clutter free.

When all my kids were younger, we did a 5-minute pick up every hour. It was a break from routine and it kept things from getting out of control.

Now that my kids are a bit older and I don’t have sweet little toddlers running around making messes we do it a few times a day. Usually in the morning after breakfast, then after lunch, and again before dinner.

Sometimes we throw in one more pick up before bed if needed.

Even if your children are young they can participate in the pick-ups. 5 minute picks ups are actually a great way to teach toddlers how to clean. Most young children can stay on task for a few minutes without getting distracted.

I believe young children get overwhelmed with huge messes. It is much easier for them to pick up a few things, than an entire room filled with toys, shoes, bedding, and clothes. Short frequent pick-ups eliminate giant messes (for the most part) and kids learn to maintain their space.

In our house, one or two people are assigned an area to clean up and they work quickly for a few minutes putting things away. If there is a larger mess we will often all work together, but it works well to send the kids off in pairs (if you have enough kids). If you have young children work with them to pick up their area.

Make it fun, put on some music, and work together. They might have so much fun they won’t even know they are cleaning!

If you need an ideas for age appropriate chores for kids download my free chore checklist.


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We Need Your Gardening Tips!

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Do you love to garden? Over the years we’ve done a variety of different types of gardens with our kids. They love growing their own food and it’s been a great way to get them to try new things as well.

I’m always looking for new gardening ideas and tips. Do you have a great one you’d like to share? I’m working on an gardening ebook and I’d love to include your best gardening tip!

Anyone who submits a tip will receive a free copy of the ebook when it is finished. I’d love to learn from you and help encourage other readers to give gardening a try!

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Chalk Paint Dresser DIY

Have you ever come across an old dresser like this on the curb waiting to be picked up on trash day?

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My father-in-law finds curbside discounts all the time! Many people would pass up this dresser because it is missing a bottom drawer and is kind of dirty.

If you are looking for a piece of furniture, don’t pass up nice solid wood pieces with minimal damage! You can really turn them into something beautiful!

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I absolutely love this turquoise color reader Jessica painted the dresser. I also love how she removed additional drawers to make this a great buffet piece.

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According to Jessica:

As you can see I removed 3 drawers, and cut a support from the left side. I added a back (using Mod Podge to secure the fabric to the back), middle divider, and shelf for the right side.

I made my own chalk paint for the entire thing, and even painted the insides and outsides of the drawers. Each drawer has fabric mod podged inside as well.

This turquoise color is so popular right now and I LOVE it! The best thing about painting furniture is that when you change your decor you can change your paint and have a new to you piece of furniture! Jessica also changed the handles on this dresser which really gives it a nice modern look.

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Do you need more dresser to buffet ideas? Check out these outstanding dresser to buffet DIY projects!

Beach Dresser with Burlap Shelves

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Vintage dresser turned into Pottery Barn look-a-like! 

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You’ll have to click over and check out this amazing dresser to buffet DIY. I love the stenciled top!Dresser to buffet stenciled top

Do you have an AMAZING DIY furniture project? I’d love to share it.

Every month we’re giving away a $50 Amazon gift card every month to one reader who submits their own DIY project. 

You can submit your project here! 

Get inspired! Check out all our furniture DIY posts here.  

 


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