ReUse-apolooza- Designer Challenge 2016 Part 2

Tom has been working hard on our entry for this year’s ReUse-apolooza #DesignerChallenge.

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As with many projects, we started with an inspiration design, based on a project we found on Pinterest.  Our project will also be a Wine Bar/Buffet, though a bit less country/shabby chic than the inspiration picture.

Repurposed kitchen cabinets: i like the basic idea- different color though, shorter legs, chicken wire is a good choice too:

Design Inspiration found on Pinterest from fleachic.BlogSpot.com

Of course, our final project will NOT be looking like this!

For our supplies we are using the following items we picked up at Building Value:  kitchen cabinet, solid wood paneled skinny closet door, spindles, shelves.  In addition, we picked up two 11″x14″ picture frames from the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store.  In keeping with the reuse/recycle requirements of the challenge, we’ll also be re-cycling paint, stain, and poly that we already have on hand.  The only thing we’re going to have to buy new will be braces for attaching the legs to the cabinet.

On Saturday, Tom used the shelves we picked up to create cubbies to hold wine or other bottles, which we fitted into the center cabinet compartment.  BTW, this took all day on Saturday!!!!

Shelves were cut to create cubbies for the wine bottle

Shelves were cut to create cubbies for the wine bottle

 

The wine cabinet is starting to come together

The wine cabinet is starting to come together

On Sunday, we moved towards working on the top for the Wine Bar/Buffet.  For the top, we found a great solid wood paneled door.  Of course the door was much too long, so starting from the center of the door, we measured out the length we needed, then cut a small piece off of the bottom and an entire panel from the top (in another Part to this series, I will share what I’ve made with that extra panel!)  The door was then sanded down and the holes from the hardware were filled with wood putty.

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From there, Tom brought the door inside and stained it with his favorite Ebony stain.  To protect the finish, he’ll be applying several coats of Clear Gloss poly.

Ebony stain and poly added to the door to create a top for the cabinet

Ebony stain and poly added to the door to create a top for the cabinet

Later this week, the cabinet will be turned over to me for painting- both inside and outside of the cabinet.

 

Be sure to follow along and watch our progress with this project!

Dis You Miss Part One?:  ReUse-aplooz- Designer Challenge 2016

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