After too many flea markets lusting over vintage workbenches that cost a bomb, I was just about ready to give up on the idea of having one as a bar when we found the frame of a wooden workbench at my mum’s place.
It was downstairs in the cellar and had a few boxes on top of it – totally hidden away. We got straight to work and replaced the legs, added a sturdier shelf and gave it a good lick of paint and…
Ta-da! It’s now all ready to serve up a round of mojitos.
Making this really made me realise how much you need to look past first impressions of pieces of furniture and keep your eyes open for little gems all over the place. I’m a pretty firm believer that almost any piece of wooden furniture has potential and isn’t worth throwing away.
We also swapped up the plastic ends of the wooden handles with little wooden drawer knobs and although the stains on the top didn’t come out entirely after sanding, I really like the worn look that the worktop has.
You guys know I love a good before and after shot to really see the difference…
I think I even prefer this one to the vintage ones I kept seeing at flea markets!
I think I’ll share a full DIY post on how to make these next week because they are awesome for holding all sorts of pots.
Also, if you want to know any more details about the process, just leave any questions in the comment section below.
Have a wonderful week! xS