Friday, April 19, 2013

The Wine Tap Cabinet

I just love all the embellishments this cabinet came with.  And, I am so excited to show off this makeover.  After this cabinet sat around in the studio for longer than I want to admit, I finally found what I wanted to do with it. This was my most fun project to date! 

I had many suggestions for what I should do with this old radio cabinet, (at least that is what I think it used to be).  The suggestion to turn it into a wine cabinet appealed to me the most, but with a twist. 

Heather and I like to serve wine when we have events in our studio, but serving wine from a bottle can be challenging when we are so busy at the event and preserving the half empty bottles at the end of the night is a problem, so we started purchasing boxed wine to make things a little easier.  We place cool packs inside the white wine box to keep the wine chilled. No buckets of ice to mess with. Sooo much easier and I really think the wine tastes fairly good.  Of course, I am apparently not too picky about my wine (what the ever) ....

At one of our events, while serving someone a glass of wine, someone said we should hide the boxes under the counter so our guests wouldn't know we were serving boxed wine. The truth be known, Jack and I keep boxed wine in our pantry.  We actually do enjoy the taste, besides the two of us cannot seem to finish off a bottle by ourselves so it cuts down on the waste as well.

When I decided to turn this cabinet into a wine bar it crossed my mind that maybe I should create a cabinet for my boxed wine to give it a little  class and to make using my boxed wine more convenient and fun.  Here are the results of my idea. 

Thank goodness I have my handy Jack that knows how to hammer and saw like a pro. 
Yes, these wine boxes get hidden inside this beautiful cabinet.

Of course, this was done using Wood Icing™ and Chalk Paint® decorative paint products.
Custom color mix of  Chalk Paint® decorative paint colors Florence and Duck Egg
a color wash of Old White, clear soft wax and then embellished with Gold Gilding Wax. 
Jack installed these wine glass hangers from the hardware store.

This is the Wood Icing™  "Tooled Leather" finish surrounding the wine box spigot.
Now that we are finished with this one I can't wait to make another one. Wonder what I might find in some little re-sale shop for the next one. Stay tuned ....