I’ve wanted to share this project with you all for a while now. It’s just a small part to an even bigger project, but I want you to see what’s been keeping me so busy. We have a sunroom in our house and I had no idea what to do with the space. I let my son use half of the room as a playroom. It’s carpeted, has its own ac system, and keeps all of his toys out of my living room so I don’t mind sharing.
My husband and I went to a thrift store a few weeks ago and sitting right outside was an old dresser. It was dusty, had cobwebs, the top drawer stuck, and it had a funky smell, but it was free. Yep, free! I told my husband we should get it, but he said no because it has too many issues and we wouldn’t know what to do with it. We continued into the store and shopped around. My husband bought a few things for his man cave, but I couldn’t find anything I really wanted. My mind was still stuck on this stinky old dresser. At checkout I asked the clerks to load the dresser onto our truck.
Once I got home, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Since my husband and son have their own spaces, why couldn’t I have my own? I was going to convert part of the sunroom into my own personal ladies’ lounge. This was going to be my new bar! Here are the steps I took to get from beginning to end. Enjoy!
After disinfecting the entire dresser and removing all of the dust and cobwebs, I sanded the dresser down to remove all the old paint.
The drawers were removed and the inside was gutted out. The only thing that we kept in was a support beam for the bottom of the middle drawer.
A shelf was added and a divider was attached to the bottom of that. I found an old wooden wine rack for $5 at a thrift store and painted it to match the color I used on the bar.
The bar was painted blue and gray. I kept the front of the top drawer because I liked the design and I changed the handles and added hinges to it, so it could fold down instead of sliding out.
We screwed four wine glass holders to the bottom of the top drawer.
The wine rack was added to the bottom left and my cocktail books and rimming sugars were placed on the bottom right.