Thursday, July 18, 2013

Upcycled Wine Cabinet

Friends, a couple of weeks ago I found this little piece of furniture at the thrift store and just new it was a diamond in the rough. My husband (who happened to be with me that day) took some convincing because the before was not so fantastic, but it had gorgeous lines and was structurally very sound so I new I could work with it.

So, I had kind of just figured I would paint it and sell it, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted it because I was in need of a little cabinet for an empty wall in our dining room. You know, ever since I got rid of that massive, dated, hutch I have been a little short of not tell my husband that!  Anyway, some of the things that have been kind of floating around the house are all the wine glasses. I did leave them in our kitchen cabinet for a while, but then I was finding that my children were using them to drink juice and seltzer out of. Sigh.
The inside of the cabinet has an adjustable shelf so I figured this would be perfect for a wine cabinet. Right? Glasses standing on the bottom of the cabinet, wine laying on the upper shelf and the drawer is reserved for accessories like the wine opener and those cute little tags that you attach to your wine glasses (a gift from my aunt).

Here's the...cough, cough...before. Now don't be jealous of that ginormous knob! Something tells me it's not original to the piece.

This little cabinet was actually quite a bit of work. After cleaning, sanding and priming I got to work with the paint.  The base is painted Behr's Billowy Down and the top, drawer and door are painted Behr's Sterling. I love this subtle two toned look!  The inside of the door was painted with chalkboard paint and the inside of the cabinet and drawer was painted a bold Valspar Golden Yellow to tie in the fantastic hardware. The hardware, which I am beyond in love with, is from D. Lawless Hardware and you can find it here.  By the way, the have an amazing selection of glass knobs!

After I added in this pop of yellow to the dining room I was on Pinterest and randomly saw this pin which showed a neutral room with a pops of fluorescent colors. Love it!
Photo: Just repined this living room featuring fluorescent accents in a neutral space. What do you think? I just added some bold yellow into my dining room this week.
Totally loving bits of bright and unexpected colors right now!

 What do you think? Would you add a bold color to your décor?


Linking to: 
DIY Show Off Mod Vintage Life My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life vif187 Boogieboard Cottage”Fall

Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. Cute piece and what a great way to repurpose it. Love the new color. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. Hugs, Marty

  2. I really do need to start going to thrift shops. I am looking for a taller skinny piece for our living room and think I need to try some thrift shops. But, I will have to have some imagination to see the potential. I know I would have walked past the piece you brought back to life.

  3. It is beautiful and a perfect fit for that wall!

  4. If I could do it like you I'd add the bold color because I totally love your home. I'm just surprised that a magazine hasn't snatched you up yet!
    I love the little cabinet and how you made into a wine one with the chalkboard paint on the inside of the door!

  5. Looks GREAT Angela! I would have totally taken that cabinet home too - great lines and I love the pop of yellow!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  6. Love the two tone look. -and the pop of yellow is is pretty and unexpected.

  7. Very pretty- you found the perfect piece for that spot!

  8. Love the subtle shades of gray with the pop of yellow. The hardware is beautiful - much better than the flying saucer it came with!

  9. this is gorgeous! You really out did yourself! love the grey and yellow!


Thank you so much for stopping by Number Fifty-Three! I look forward to your comments.