Wine Rack From Dab To Fab

Hi friends!!

I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter, we’ve been busy these last weeks planning things to enjoy outdoors the lovely weather we are having, and finishing some projects I had in mind.

I don’t know if you remember the bench I did last week and that it was my first project using power tools on my own, but I was so excited I was able to do it that I started immediately to look for other things around here to change.

My eyes spotted this

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

My husband fell in love with this wine rack about 12 years ago, and it has moved with us twice… I always had the hope it could get lost in one of those moves, but unfortunately, it didn’t. So here it was, in front of me, and I decided it needed “something”.

The most annoying thing about it (apart from the eyesore) is when I had to move it to clean. It is heavy and this means I needed to pull it, and then it made a horrible noise. Casters, it needed some casters… but where, how??

I took a piece of laminate wood, measured the legs and planned to drill some holes to make them sit on the wood.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab


How this wine rack went from dab to fab

It was the turn for the casters.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

Once they were attached to the wood, I measured the hight.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

I cut some wood to get mitered corners using the table saw.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

I nailed them in place.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

I also used some wood filler to prepare it for the paint job.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

Some priming before I spray painted it.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

I thought this little cord would look nice around the base adding some detail.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab How this wine rack went from dab to fab

If you remember the top, it was glass. I decided I didn’t like it that way too, so while working on the rest I designed a chevron paper and took it to my copy shop to print. I decoupaged it and painted a soft gray line all around.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

The last thing was to spray paint the wine rack and seal it with varnish to protect.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab How this wine rack went from dab to fab

It is so easy to move it now it’s on wheels!

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

If you are wondering why there is an empty bottle there it’s because it is so pretty I can’t throw it away. That will be another project.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab How this wine rack went from dab to fab

Those glasses were a gift on my parents’ wedding. One broke some years ago but now we take good care of them.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

I hope my husband likes it as much as I do! At least, I hope he will be happy it is easier to move.

How this wine rack went from dab to fab

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week! If you want to see some other projects you will find them at the Gallery.



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  1. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Look at you Miss! This is major power tool work here! I love, love how you hid the wheels. No one would even know. And you gave it a makeover and it looks fabulous. The white color and the pattern on top suits it perfectly!

    • Pili says:

      I told you, Mary, I am hooked!! Now I just hope it doesn’t get lost on our next move 😉
      Thanks so much for your sweet comments!

  2. Katrin says:

    Hahahaha, Pili you had me laughing out loud, I love this post! The wine rack looks amazing! And wow, you are rockin those power tools like no one now! and the empty bottle, well, I wouldn’t have noticed but it was too funny and yes, it is pretty!

    • Pili says:

      Don’t tell me it wasn’t horrible before, Katrin! I couldn’t stand it anymore, and I look at it now and think, ok, you can stay a bit longer lol!

  3. Keri says:

    Pili, you’re doing a wonderful job with those power tools!! I can’t wait for your next project!! The makeover you gave the wine rack is awesome!! I love the lighter colors!! How convenient it’s on wheels now, so you can move it easily to clean under it! Yay! Great job Pili!!

    • Pili says:

      Thank you Keri! I can’t wait to show you what I’ve been up to with my now beloved power tools!
      I agree, this wine rack is great now it’s on wheels. Maybe the cleaning was just an excuse… 😉

  4. Marilyn says:

    I have been looking for a wine rack. This is a moveable one. Perfect! Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share very week. Please come back for #WonderfulWednesday. Don’t forget to comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit. Pinned and shared.

  5. Julie says:

    Wow Pili I love the wine rack redo. You did a great job with this!
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking & Crafting with J&J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

    • Pili says:

      Many thanks, Julie! I love it too now. Glad it wasn’t lost in any of those moves.
      Have a lovely week!

  6. Laurie says:

    Pili, I’m so impressed with how you solved the problem of moving the cart and the transformation . . . well, it speaks for itself, lovely! Looks beautiful in your home! Thanks for sharing this project with us at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted to share.

    • Pili says:

      It wasn’t a sudden idea, Laurie. It required quite thinking but it turned out just as I imagined.
      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me your comment, I really appreciate it.

    • Pili says:

      Thank you so much, Brigitte! I am really happy you like it too, and I appreciate you leaving me a comment.

      I hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

  7. sue says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!! I might even try to find something similar and do it. My husband loves scotch so I could make this for him as a gift. Thanks Pili for sharing another great idea with us at Over the Moon.

    • Pili says:

      I am sure your husband would love it! I think they are happy having a place to keep their drinks and sharing with friends too.
      Thanks for visiting, Sue. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  8. Jess says:

    Oh this is so neat!

    I would love for you to share this at my Facebook Group for Recipes, Crafts, and Tips and Tricks!!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Pili, What a huge difference a little bit of paint makes. The after is stunning. The white paint looks so clean and makes it much more stylish. As well as the Chevron pattern on top. The glasses are just sparkling now with the light bouncing off the white paint. I am so impressed with your prowess with the power tools. Miter cuts are not easy, and look at you just whipping it out like a pro. I hope your husband loved it when he came home it is such an improvement!

    • Pili says:

      Nikki, I agree, paint can make all the difference. The chevron paper is the same I have as a background for my blog, but a bit lighter.

    • Pili says:

      Thank you, Marie! I am having so much fun using them, even I still have a lot to learn. My husband is coming back this week, so maybe he doesn’t recognize the home lol.

    • Pili says:

      I am pleased with it too, Tuula. I didn’t want the casters to show so I had to think about something and I think it turned out nice.

      Thanks so much for visiting and hosting!

  10. Domenica says:

    Thanks for sharing over at the DIY Crush Craft Party. Love the new and improved wine rack! We’ve added this to our Pinterest board. Don’t forget to stop by next Thursday to add your tutorials to our next DIY Crush Craft Party!

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