Vintage Wine Bar

Michelle Gorman
by Michelle Gorman
This little gal had seen better days! The base was solid (rusty but solid) and the top well it had to go.
The first thing I did was remove the dilapidated top (attached by screws). Then cleaned the bottom and painted with Rustoleum White Enamel to stop the rust from returning.
We found a piece of pine wood at the hardware store that was the right depth but wrong length. We cut the wood down to 33" long.
Finally, I used Websters Chalk Paint powder mixed with a pure white paint and water. I used the paint as a wash just enough so the wood was still visible. Sealed with 4 coats of polycyclic (to avoid yellowing but still easy clean up).

Then we added 2 under counter wine glass holders to the bottom and reattached the top with the original screws.

Perfect piece for a small space and entertaining! BONUS - its on wheels.
Michelle Gorman
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  • GR GR on Jul 17, 2014
    Lovely work! I've just bought one at auction that has it's original sewing machine (it even seems to have been adapted for electricity although I'm a bit worried about health and safety :-0) It's in pretty good condition but they do sell better as tables so I'll restore it and see if I get any takers otherwise it'll get a new top too.

    • Michelle Gorman Michelle Gorman on Jul 17, 2014
      I wish this one had been better off, would have been beautiful before it was let go.

  • Jack Jack on Jul 18, 2014
    I have two single very old metal bed ends which I hid in the ground that I will make something out of soon !!!