Here’s the challenge: Turn this $1.99 dish rack into a wine glass holder… And if you haven’t guessed thats another one of my Ikea finds.
I figured I couldn’t even buy enough wood to build what I wanted for 2 bucks so I splurged on this sale dish rack. When I brought it home Danny thought I was slightly crazy but I had a plan.
Here’s how the wine glasses were currently stored in the Kitchen Breakfast Bar from here.
First I separated the two pieces and then cut the larger side down to the width of my shelf. The height was all ready the perfect size for my shelf. I moved the top piece to the middle next to the middle one to make it a little stronger and added small nails.
Then moved the bottom piece to the top of the other two. This was to raise it high enough for the bottom of the glasses to slide in between the top of the shelf.
I wasn’t quiet strong enough to screw it into the top of the shelf so I got some help with that. Here’s how it turned out.
And with the glasses in place.
A few more things to come for the Breakfast Bar are spice storage, a nicer box to store the food processor and storage for some other random kitchen accessories.
I started this project about a year ago after I finished these tables but it required drinking a lot of wine to finish.
Here’s the supplies.
Another Ikea frame (this time from the AS IS section and cost only $5)
Some wooden legs and corner brackets ( I bought them so long ago I don’t remember what they cost but it wasn’t much)
And lots of corks
First I painted the legs black to match the frame. Then used the corner brackets to attach the legs to the back of the frame.
I cut all the corks in half so I could cover the surface twice as fast.
And here’s the pattern I decided to use.
After adding corks over the last year I finally had enough to fill the top.
Here’s the bottom. It’s not so pretty but no one sees it. You can see how I added nails into the frame to keep the bottom of the frame secure. I put two on each short side and 3 on the longer ones. You can also see the corner brackets. They are just screwed in and then I painted them black but you can’t see them since the frame hangs down and covers them.
And here’s the final table. It’s not made to hold anything very heavy but its perfect for a glass of wine while you watch tv.
Thanks to everyone who helped drink the wine 🙂