Dresser to Wine Rack DIY

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

Chalk paint dresser DIY

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

dresser to wine bar tutorial

That’s So Creative

dresser to wine bar

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.

Pottery barn buffet

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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DIY Picture Decor

By contributing writer Jordon.

This is the month of love! But in my mind, every month should be the month of love. I mean, who doesn’t need a little more love everyday, right?! So for this post I want to share with you something I made for a very special person, whom I happen to love….my husband, Sam.

I have been wanting to update some of the pictures in our home, and I will tell you what, we had no problem finding fun pictures of our kids but never really realized how few we have of the two of us together. That is without our heads or arm cutoff in the pic from our mini photographers.

Never the less, I happened to come across a picture of us that was nice, and it also came with a wonderful memory of a fun date night together. I decided I wanted to do something special with it….but what??? Well, I gathered some things I had in my craft room and around the house and went to town on creating something special.

Here is what I came up with. I love how it turned out!

DIY Picture Decor at The Happy Housewife

Here’s how you can make this DIY picture decor.

Supplies Needed

All of the stuff I used I already had around from other crafts. Get creative and modify with what you have. If you do not have stuff like this lying around, then head on over to your nearest craft store to pick up the following (or order from Amazon), and spread a little love while you are there! ;)

DIY Picture Decor Supplies at The Happy Housewife

  • Your picture (5 x 7 inches)
  • A piece of wood 12 x 23 inches
  • A piece of barn wood 12 x 6 inches
  • Paint for base coat (white) and accent paint (metallic color called Dark Patina) – I love this color!
  • Paint brush
  • Stencils
  • Copper wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Burlap
  • Jute twine
  • Muslin fabric
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (don’t forget the glue)
  • Hammer
  • Gorilla Glue (that stuff is strong!)
  • Double sided tape (you can also use glue, but the tape makes for a smoother look)
  • Decorative buttons
  • Picture frame hanger hardware
  • A smile :)

Instructions

1. Paint the piece of wood with the white base coat paint.

2. Add your accent color. I added mine about 3 inches from the top and made my color a width of 7 inches (to border my 5 x 7 picture). It does not have to be a perfect line because your line will be covered.

DIY Picture Decor Step 2 at The Happy Housewife

3. Wrap the jute string around the width of the accent color, top and bottom. To start the wrap, tie a knot at the back of the board and then start wrapping, ending in the back to tie another knot. I made my string width about an inch and a half.

DIY Picture Decor Step 3 at The Happy Housewife

4. Place your picture in the center using the double sided adhesive tape.

5. Make your flower. The best way to cut petals is think about making a tear drop like cut. Just guide your scissors.

  • Bottom Petals - made out of muslin fabric. I made about an inch and a half cut for each petal and I cut 6 petals out.
  • Middle Petals – made out of burlap. I cut them about an inch long and cut out 5 of them.
  • Top Petals – made out of muslin fabric. For these you will cut them about a half inch long and only cut out 3.

Arrange your flower how you like it, fitting the petals together nicely (the base of them should overlap, making a nice shape). After you arrange them, start gluing them into place using the hot glue gun.

DIY Picture Decor Step 5 at The Happy Housewife

After you have glued your flower together, you can add your decorative button as the center of your flower. The center of a flower is called a pistol, just to give you a little botany lesson. I actually Googled that because I could not remember :)

Glue it into place on your board

DIY Picture Decor Step 5 at The Happy Housewife

6. Stencil your saying onto the barn wood.

The barn wood I used with the stenciled saying, I had bought from a craft show (Thank you S & K Creations!). I just loved it! The barn wood, the saying, the simplicity…all of it! But you can make your own.

7. Put some Gorilla Glue on the back of the bard wood and place it onto your picture board. I placed mine about 3 inches below the jute string.

8. Cut a 9 x 2 inch piece of muslin fabric and a tiny piece about a 3 inches long and a quarter inch wide. Lay them out on some paper (or whatever you want to paint on) and paint them with your accent color.

DIY Picture Decor Step 8 at The Happy Housewife

9. While your muslin fabric is drying, you can make your flower out of copper wire.

Form a flower petal with the end of your wire (about an inch and a half). Then twist it to the other side to make the other petal, and so on. I made 5 petals.

This can be a little tricky, but just keep working with it, bending your wire and straightening your petals.

DIY Picture Decor Step 9 at The Happy Housewife

After you have your flower formed, take the jute string and wrap it in and out until you create the center of the flower. Tie a knot on the back of the flower.

DIY Picture Decor Step 9 at The Happy Housewife

10. After your muslin fabric has dried, make two flowers. With each piece, twist one of the ends, making a center, and start twisting and wrapping the rest of the fabric around it, gluing the end so it does not unravel. I apologize, I did not get pictures of this.

Glue the little painted flower to the center of your jute string wrapped around your copper wire flower. Then add another decorative button to the center of that.

Take the two flowers (copper wire & larger muslin flower) and place them how you want on the bottom right corner of your board. Then glue them into place.

11. If you want to hang this up, attach the picture frame hanger hardware to the back.

And there you go!!! This is one of my favorite pieces I have made. I just love it!

DIY Picture Decor at The Happy Housewife

Have fun making your own, and remember to spread the LOVE!

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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

dresser DIY

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

Pottery barn copy cat dresser

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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Updated Art Deco Dresser DIY

Have you ever come across this type of dresser at the thrift store? I see art deco or art deco inspired pieces all the time and even though they are usually solid wood and in great shape I can’t get over the “old modern” look and I feel like I’m walking through Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World.

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You can see that this dresser is in excellent condition, including the top, which has no chips or scratches to the laminate.

art deco dresser DIY

Catherine shows us how something as simple as a coat of paint can transform a dresser. Notice the handles have not been changed out, nor have any modifications been made to the structure of the furniture.

art deco dresser update DIY

I love the bright turquoise and the matching painted mirror. I also think pairing the bright blue with hot pink curtains, orange vase, and a modern chevron rug really pairs the old and new together amazingly, creating a really fun space.

A new version of a similar dresser goes for $1000 on West Elm!

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Here are some other fun art deco upcycle projects.

art deco dresser DIY

Art Deco dresser painted with chevron stripes! Notice the handles stayed the same.

I love this emerald green color- you don’t see that a lot these days on painted furniture.

art deco dresser DIY

This buffet is absolutely gorgeous, and would take a ton of work, staining and refinishing, but it is definitely worth it!

Last month I asked for my readers to submit their best makeover and repurposed projects. I was amazed at how many creative and awesome projects you submitted. 

Over the next few months I’ll be sharing some of your amazing DIY projects! If you have a project you’d like featured you can submit it here. 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! 


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