CHEST OF DRAWERS TURNED COFFEE STATION
A little about this chest of drawers and where it came from, this chest came from a friend that we have donated a lot to over the past few years, he is disabled and he sells at a local swap meet for a living, since he can not get help from the State…(sad, but true!) a lot of unwanted stuff goes to him. When this friend found out we are re-finishing and re-purposing furniture, he was gracious enough to bring us this piece. I knew exactly what I wanted to do to it, A while back, I was so inspired by another blogger Recaptured Charm, if you haven’t seen her work you can see it here she does amazing work. so, with the inspiration and loving the idea of a coffee station, Mr. OMT and I put our heads together and set out to create not only a coffee station, but a piece that would be multi functional. This also could be used as a TV Stand, buffet, a stand alone piece for a entry way or how about a hamper/folding table?
We have chosen to use it as a coffee station, mainly because we have very limited counter space and it is a perfect sized piece for the small area we have.
OK… lets get this transformation going… we started out with a 3 drawer chest of drawers
Mr.OMT removed the the tracking and sides from the inside of the two bottom drawers and re-purposed this area by adding a back, sides and bottom to to create a more open storage area
the fronts were sanded
a solid piece of wood was added to the back of the two front drawer panels to create a one piece panel. Molding was added to give it a more finished appearance
filled in the holes with wood putty
legs and base were routed to give it more detail
the entire chest was painted with Annie Sloan Old White Chalk paint
molding was added to the front
The coffee table purchased at the Salvation Army was then taken apart and the top was cut to size, sanded and re-stained with Jacobean
the top was waxed and while this was drying
I,( Mrs. OMT) glazed the entire chest with Martha Stewart’s Living Muscovado metallic glaze
The coffee table top was then added
Gate hardware (which we had from a old gate) was added to the bottom for the drop down panel
Handles were add to the top drawer
and drop down panel. Chains were added
Completed and ready for accessories and
try out different pieces… I am sure I will change things around again and again.
Mr.OMT is always saying “it is like always coming home to a new house” because I am always changing things around.
The Brioche Molds hold the coffee filters, if you want to see how this thrift store project was made, you
can find it here Briche Molds . The chicken holds packets of sugars
Plenty of room for coffee cups
ok…really?…I know I can fill up this area with a lot more…HA
(napkins, tablecloths etc.)
I am totally in love with this piece, this really being our first (real) re-transformation piece, I say not too bad!