TV console turned bar/buffet

I love a good Roadkill Rescue, and this just maybe my favorite! Picture this… it’s starting to rain, we’re driving down the road and I see this bad boy sitting pretty on the curb. Please tell me I’m not the only one that loves Big Trash Wednesday?  I scream at my husband to slam on the breaks and I hop out before the car is fully stopped.

I make my husband get out because it’s SUPER heavy (as in solid wood heavy – hola!) and load it in the back of the swagger wagon! Did I mention that he was SO embarrassed!? 😉 He was! But it ended up being pretty sweet – it was handmade in a little town south of OKC by an old woodworker! (They don’t  make things as they used to!)

So here she is BEFORE:

Not the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen, huh? But I knew exactly what I wanted to do with her
 I headed to Lowe’s and grabbed 4 Legs + 4 Leg Brackets.
I drilled them in each corner
and then screwed in all four legs!(I love how these legs look a little Mid-Century!)
A little primer + Oops $5 Teal Paint
and I had this beauty
Yay! The perfect Bar/Buffet. (with the world’s ugliest kitchen tile – boo!)

It serves several purposes for us. The under-cabinet wine bottle mount fits perfectly on the top shelf to hold wine bottles…
and then I ordered some wine glass holders off Amazon for the inside cabinets!
(hidden away from little, clumsy fingers)

The top shelf holds some of my cookbooks…
and the bottom basket holds our summer, outdoor plasticware!

I also added the same hardware as our cabinets and used Oops Paint.
What do you think?? So what have you rescued from the trash lately? What would you have done with this awesome piece?

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