For the Backsplash Bang project, we were provided a bookcase and one decorative metal backsplash panel to create a new item. After brainstorming ideas with my family, I decided to make a wine rack. Each of us “crafters” kept our idea for transforming the bookcase a secret from the other two. Imagine my surprise when my colleague posted her project and had the same idea I did. Hers looked great! However, my wine rack was already in the works so there was no turning back. Here’s wine rack #2.
All pieces of the bookcase except the back were primed using Zinsser 1-2-3 and painted with two coats of Rust-oleum high gloss black paint.
I purchased wooden knobs to use as legs and wooden legs to use for spindles to hold the wine. The knobs were primed and then two coats of black paint were applied. The legs were primed and then painted with two coats of Rust-oleum silver metallic spray paint.
To assemble, I first drilled starting holes in the bottom for the legs and knobs. Knobs were attached to the bottom for legs; legs were attached for the spindles.
The metal backsplash panel in the diamond design was cut to size and glued to the back panel, and allowed to dry. Then the bookcase was assembled per instructions.
Another piece of metal backsplash was added to protect the top. Wood molding, also painted black, prevents items from rolling off the top. The finished bookcase turned wine rack . . .
I really like the way it turned out and surprised that it will hold nine bottles of wine. The project was easy but time consuming to prime and then apply two coats of paint to each side of the bookcase panels. It would be easier to assemble and then paint, adding the backsplash back panel last. Wandering around in Menards for components to make the wine rack yielded the conclusion that $25 doesn’t go as far as one might think. Total cost for the knobs ($2.54), legs ($9.52), paint ($6.35) and trim ($4.99) was $23.40. I had silver paint and adhesive on hand. A flea market find could be used for legs to save on the cost. What would you do to create a Backsplash Bang?