the first time i mentioned the wine storage was in my little Check List of items. i actually did finish it back in August. okay, the top steps are finished. and although i have not taken a true After photo, with the steps painted & all, here they are, or rather here they were in August!
how cool is that?! keep in mind, these are the 2 sets of steps that separate the dining from the living room. and that's just the first step of storage. the step below that has drawers that are about twice as deep. so here's how i did it! oh, and forgive the pics, cuz, again, in a rush to get photos i used my phone & that's really not the best when you have the shakes from all that wine like i do!
Materials - aside from the drawers themselves that Tom @ PlumCreek made
- i used cork shelf liner (to carry the wine cork theme, but also for grip)
- Xacto knife or Box Cutter - aka Utility Knife apparently in the Mid-West!
- extra wine corks for spacers
- and of course WINE!!!
|oh, & btw, that is an original Charles Chips can holding my spare corks. i have 2 of them thanks 2 mom!|
make sure you have a clean drawer. i vacuumed it out & lightly sanded it.
Special Note: Nacho had to use the table saw & sander to the bottoms & front panel because i ended up adding thin felt strips to the bottom for glide - or else it scratched my beautiful Marmoleum floor. i found the felt strips at Hobby Lobby & it came in a sheet of 8.5 x 11, just like paper. even as thin as it was, this would affect the fit so he had to take a little off to make it work. this was trial & error so there were actually multiple trips to the sander & table saw before we got the bottoms & front whittled down so they didn't stick.
since wine bottles vary in size, i didn't want to put anything too permanent in place where i might run into "accommodation" issues later. not that i can't drink my way out of any "accommodation" issues! but i wanted to leave a little wiggle room inside the drawer. to do that, i sized the drawer up by laying out a few bottles without everything being crammed bottle-to-bottle.
|anyone want to guess my current favorite wine?|
|dab of hot glue on the bottom of the corks|
now just lay spare corks in between the wine bottles as you need them. i used 2 like the sides - 1 to the front & 1 to the back!
....and just wait! i have more ideas for all those corks! bwah ha ha!