It’s done! Finally. Of course, it wasn’t done until after the sun went down last night and OF COURSE we have a rainy overcast day today. I did the best I could with the pictures, apologies for the graininess – it was that or flash… I’ll share pictures of the insides & talk more about everything we did to take the cabinet from a non-functioning, scratched-up, free-on-Craigslist retro stereo to a brightly colored wine buffet.
I’m having some trouble deciding how to style it. I’d prefer to spend the minimum on styling it, so I’ll be shopping our house. I might hit up the thrift store though, to see if they have any cool decanters. I think they would look great on a round tray on top. Of course, I also don’t have a round tray… How would you style this? Should I add a lamp (or two?)
I hung our existing engineering prints (which used to be over the couch in the living room) over the buffet. Ideally I’d love to add two long floating shelves over the cabinet to house glassware, but I don’t want to make big holes in the walls, since we rent.
The cabinet itself is Behr’s Cathedral. The wine rack inserts are Behr’s Harbor. I made DIY chalk paint with both colors and sealed it with Minwax Polycryclic. (You can read more about my sealing disaster here).
Can you believe this used to look like this?!?
Check back next week for photos of the inside, to hear how we made those awesome wine racks, & for a full cost breakdown!
Check out all of the details about this makeover by clicking on the links below:
- Starting the project
- Picking interior colors
- Running into trouble with the poly
- Wine Rack How-To
- Storage How-To