Stylish Wine Cart

April 8th, 2011 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
21 users recommend

Updated 70s typewriter stand...
Its amazing what a fresh coat of paint and aged wine labels can do!
I didnt buy wine labels off Ebay as Ive done in the past.  Instead I downloaded free labels off a site on the Internet and printed them on my color printer.  I adhered them with glue.  After smoothing out any bubbles, I lightly sanded the top and applied gel stain for an aged look.  Theres also 2-3 coats of poly on top for protection.
I cant believe I didnt take a before picture, but this typewriter stand was grey and a bit rusty.  Now, normally I am all for the industrial look, (and rust too), but I decided to go for a different look this time...
These typewriter stands work great as a wine cart as they are on wheels, the sides fold down and they dont take up alot of space in a room.  So, for a small home or apartment living theyre the perfect size.  Just roll out when guests arrive...
I decided the bottom needed a shelf for holding wine bottles (of course!) Rather than using a boring board, I took a decorative piece from an old stove and attached it with heavy gauge wire.
This typewriter stand had a cute little drawer.  I thought it need a knob though, so I added a shabby one.
Updated 70s typewriter stand...
Its amazing what a fresh coat of paint and aged wine labels can do!

Updated 70's typewriter stand...

It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint and "aged" wine labels can do!

Photo: Andrea Miller

This 70's typewriter stand is now a stylish wine cart

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Andrea Miller
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Comments (15)

Lionessak writes: OMG! How did you manage to peel off all those labels without them tearing apart?? I tried and couldn't do it! :(
Love your project!!! Posted: 9:26 pm on April 20th
chippingcharm writes: Really cool the added "shelf" piece for the wine! When's the party? ;) Laurel Posted: 2:25 pm on April 15th
MimiToria writes: Another winner on your hands my friend. So fun to have such creative friends. :) Posted: 11:01 am on April 13th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:

This piece is now officially AMAZING. I love the labels against the black. Awesome!


Posted: 8:36 am on April 13th
sandyrae writes: so imaginative! it is sooo totally cool! Posted: 12:32 pm on April 11th
SweetMelissa writes: Perfect! Posted: 2:59 pm on April 10th
AmyM writes: WOW! If you want a "before" picture, I can send one because I have this same fugly stand collecting dust in my basement waiting for me to do something with it!!! Think I see its future now!!! Thanks for the great idea! Hope you don't mind if I steal it!! Big question is - Did you drink all those bottles before you floated the labels off them? ;o) Posted: 7:37 am on April 9th
JunkArchitect writes: You have pulled off the best repurpose possible for that old clever thing. Your wine label idea is brilliant.

Posted: 6:13 am on April 9th
oldnews writes: Andrea, it's SO cool! As usual, you've managed to take something completely ordinary and make it extraordinary. Amazing! Marie Posted: 11:20 pm on April 8th
malditamaxx writes: ..nice one.. Posted: 9:00 pm on April 8th
alicemom writes: clever bird! That is just the best solution to an ugly outdated piece. BIG KUDOS!
smiles, alice Posted: 5:58 pm on April 8th
georgiamoon writes: Fantastic job. I love the aged wine labels but I especially LOVE the old stove part as a shelf! It's functional and great looking...a winning combination. Georgia Posted: 4:23 pm on April 8th
JunkSituation writes: TGIF ! I'll bring White Zinfandel...I think all us junkin' friends need to put your cart to some good use! Lovely job Andrea :)
Tammy Posted: 2:40 pm on April 8th
RustyDiva writes: Beautiful redo! Posted: 10:55 am on April 8th
junkermidge writes: Oh my gosh, you are at it again with your adorable, clever wine servers! This is so genius and so great looking! Once again I have to say -- "SALUT!"
Midge Posted: 9:27 am on April 8th
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