This project was so fun to do. I refinish furniture pretty often so when I picked up this desk I had no idea what I was going to turn it into.
I have finished a few pieces of furniture in this same brand called This End Up…it’s ironic because here is what I was inspired to do.
Yes, I turned it upside down after painting it white (see how in THIS POST).
Basically – the photo above shows all the steps. Here are a few more details.
I didn’t love the style of the drawers so I bought a door threshold and cut it down into 8 1/12 inch pieces to cover the handles. (see the last photo in the collage above)
The lucky part was that the drawers easily flipped and fit the same either way the desk was placed. The oak slats were stained with Kona by Rustleum.
The look I was going for was industrial and rugged. The handles are from the hardware store and under $3 each.
The top is made from left over 2×12 pine stained in Kona also. I ripped four pieces with the table saw and sanded them down. After staining them I gave it a top coat of poly.
The whole thing turned out really cool looking. I would use it in my kitchen but I was informed by a reader once that pine is not a food safe wood. Butcher block would be a better option for cutting food on but this would be perfect storage. (I use cutting boards anyway)
I think it ended up being an inch or so short of standard counter height but close enough.
An outdoor bar cart would be a perfect use for it too.
Just a couple more pictures since I actually staged this project for photos. 🙂
See you soon!