Ice Box to Wine Cabinet
Parents old ice box had been used as garage storage forever. They had painted it inside and out ages ago. My brother inherited it and this spring asked if I wanted it. YES!
Here it is, laying on it's side when hubs started restoration.
The inside had multiple layers of "gunk" and paint on it. He used a good paint stripper to get it all off.
Lots of work and patience! He took off all the hardware and polished it. One hinge had to be welded...a good neighbor kindly obliged!
Prep work almost done.
Tung oil finish. My brother had already put heavy duty casters on it.
We left the original wire shelves and put some rubber drawer liner on them. He made a wooden shelf to fit over the drain hole in the side that held the ice. It now holds our wine and glasses! You can still see the wear... where the block of ice slid in...and that's part of the charm.
Published August 23rd, 2015 12:28 PM