You may have seen this dresser in my Dining Room Reinvented post.
But this one was in pretty poor shape.
A knob was missing and one wheel was missing.
Which I would have LOVED to have kept in place but could not find a suitably sized match.
I could have replaced all four but that would’ve defeated the whole purpose.
So they were removed.
Trim pieces were broken and missing from the drawer fronts but I knew it could be beautiful, so home with me it came.
The trim on the top drawer was intact, so it stayed.
The trim from the bottom 2 drawers was broken with pieces missing.
So I took it off.
It pained me because I really wanted to keep it.
I used Scandinavian Pink for the insides of the drawers. Isn’t that just the greatest color combo??
And since I was going to be using the drawers for coffee mugs, filters and such, I sealed the inside of the drawer paint with polycrylic instead of wax.
I really wanted to put some graphics on the top of this piece.
And since it was going to be used as a “Coffee Server” I wanted it to say “Chocolate or Cafe” or something along those lines.
I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so I used parts from 3 different graphics and transferred what I wanted from each.
I found them here… The Graphics Fairy. She has a bunch of really beautiful graphics.
I love to just sit and scroll through them all.
There are several different ways to transfer the graphic to the furniture.
I have used another method (wax paper/printer) on a few smaller pieces of furniture though.
I chose to do the projector method below.
Well, that was after I saved the graphics to a flash drive, drove to OfficeMax and had them make some transparencies for me.
After I finished painting I used some fine sandpaper and distressed the lettering just a bit.
I distressed the entire dresser and finished up with a blend of clear and dark wax. (also Annie Sloan) Mostly clear with just a bit of the dark. A little of that goes a LONG way.
I did 3 coats of wax on the top since I was going to be using this as a Coffee Server station.
It has held up beautifully, by the way.
My K-Cups, coffee filters and such are in the top drawer.
Mugs are in the second drawer and travel mugs in the third.
I liked the mirror but my husband thought it looked a little too “dresser-ish” for the dining room. He suggested the chalk board. I love it! I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® (Graphite) for that too. That is not it’s designated use but it does work well as a chalkboard also.
Here she is all finished.
Look at the shine on that waxed top.
(Update: I’ve actually since moved this to a new location of the room, added shelves and completely restyled it….come take a look here –>“Coffee Bar” Server w/Shelves…It Moved!)
A dresser in my dining room- turned coffee server station. Love it!
I love using furniture in new and interesting ways. And not always for their intended purpose.
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