Wine Rack on the Cheap!
If there’s a way to save money for our clients, we always take advantage! In this blog we’ll show you how we took some scrap pieces of medium density fiberboard (MDF) and created a 3 tier wine rack for under $20 in just a couple of hours!
In this basement renovation, our client had a bar top she hated but the budget would not allow us to rip it out. Since we subscribe to the old adage, “if ya can’t beat’em, join’em,” we knew we could make this work.
We simply highlighted other parts of the space in order to keep focus off the bar top. In addition to adding some highlights for visual interest like glass tile, a mirror, and shelving, we also created a custom wine rack to display some of her favorites beverages! Even though we used scraps, you could purchase a 2 ft x 4ft piece of MDF for about $10.
We cut our scrap MDF into a total of 6 pieces; 3 for the top/back of our wine rack and 3 for the bottom (where the wine bottles would actually sit). We painted them 2 coats of a deep rich brown. The extra pieces in the photo were 4 shelves we painted the same color for another space in the renovation. **If you lack a power saw, you can get your pieces cut onsite at Home Depot.**
Once the pieces were cut, we screwed them together to make an “L” and mounted to them to the wall by butting them up against one another and nailing them in. There you have it! A completed beautiful wine rack to be enjoyed for years to come all for less than $20!
Create. Innovate. Decorate!
Is this a project you would tackle? Is this a worthwhile project or should we have spent the money to purchase one? Let us know what you think! We’d love to hear from you!