I’ve created a coffee station in my dining room. I wish I had a before picture of the small dresser that I rescued from my mother in laws basement. It was a mess! It was chipped and covered in dirt. I buffed out some of the cracks and added chalk paint. Chalk paint is amazing! You can paint any kind of wood and give pieces a complete face lift. I had planned on changing the knobs, but once I cleaned up the originals, I decided I liked the white on white. I also pained the mirror. It was silver so I went with the blue and distressed the edges. The shelf was previously in the 1/2 bathroom I made over last month. I decided to use it for the coffee station instead. That shelf was made by my brother when he was in high school. I found it in the corner of my fathers basement probably 5 plus years ago. It was a little worn and coming apart. The carved out heart just drew me to it. I knew I’d be able to fix and transform it somehow. My brother is a talented craftsman. He can build anything. When he was visiting with his family over the holidays, he couldn’t believe I rescued the shelf. He said, “that was the first thing he’d ever built”. Anyhow, I love how my coffee station turned out. Otherwise, this was just a small corner of wasted space.
Have you turned areas of your house into something fun and useful? Have you transformed old items into fresh functional pieces? Please share….