Dresser to Wine Bar!

I have wanted to turn an old dresser into a wine bar for a while now, and I can finally say I DID IT!  Of course with a little help from Mr. DD and some really great products!  This post contains some affiliate links. Click here for my full disclosure policy.

Repurposed Dresser ~ Wine Bar-

I am absolutely in love with how this wine bar turned out.  This is one of those pieces that I reluctantly took to the shop to sell.  

dresser before

Here is what I started with, my bargain from Goodwill.  The bottom 2 drawers were not made of solid wood like the rest of the piece, they had pressed wood on the sides and bottoms, which were warped and falling apart.  

aging wood before applying stain

I started by sanding off the varnish from the top.  I wanted to stain the top a darker color and paint the body of the wine bar.  I loved how  rustic the knots looked in the piece, so I decided to make the piece look more worn and aged by pounding various metal pieces into the wood.  I also sanded  small sections of the top down to the bare wood.  You can see the variations in the wood color, where some of the old stain was still showing.  

How to stain using Minwax products

I always use the Pre Stain Wood Conditioner from Minwax on all my stained pieces.  This allows the wood to absorb the stain evenly.  I followed with a Dark Walnut color and finished with a few coats of the Wipe-On Oil-Based Poly.  I love using the wipe-on poly over the brush on stuff.  

Dresser used as a Wine Bar

You can see where the bare wood patches were by the dark variations in the stain.  The dark walnut stain penetrated the bare wood much darker than the places with existing stain.  I can’t wait to do this technique to some other pieces.  I am in love with the result.  

Repurposed Dresser ~ Wine Bar- Paint CoutureI used Paint Couture in the color Abundance for the body of the wine bar.  Paint Couture is a self priming paint available in 32 awesome colors. Paint Couture is another great paint that requires little to no prep before painting.  I loved everything about this paint except the dry time.  

Repurposed Drawer Fronts - Royal Design Stencils-pinnable

 You can read about how I embossed the draw fronts using Paint Couture’s embossing creme and a stencil by clicking on the picture above.  

I think the hardest thing about using Paint Couture paints was picking the color.  I did not have to sand or prep the body before painting, this is a huge time and cost saver for me.  I really feel in love with this paint once I used the Lacquer Couture.  The Lacquer brought out the beauty of the paint color and made it look so rich.  I think I was actually “oohing” and “aawhing” as I was applying the lacquer.  

Repurposed Dresser ~ Wine Bar- Embossed dresser

I will be sharing with you next week how Mr. DD and I made the shelves and the wine bottle holders.   

Repurposed Dresser ~ Wine Bar- Wall decor

Please stop over to Paint Couture’s site to see for yourself all the great products they carry as well as the beautiful paint colors.  You can also visit them on Facebook to keep up with all the latest updates.   

You can also view these posts on more information on re-purposing this dresser to a wine bar.  

Repurposed Drawer Fronts - Royal Design Stencils-15

DIY Wine Bottle Holder

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31 Responses to Dresser to Wine Bar!

  1. I love your wine bar. Great job. It’s beautifully done and made me wonder if I can do something similar in my home? Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Absolutely adore what you did to that piece, really caught my eye. Have you tried Piet Hein Eek Scrapwood Wallpaper yet, I covered an old table top and the result was amazing!

  3. This piece is amazing! I love how the wood top turned out with the knots and looks so rich! Fabulous remake in the colors, textures, hardware and everything about it is wonderful!!

  4. What a beautiful wine bar!! I love how you took a dresser and created into this stunning wine bar. I love it!! You did an amazing job!!

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