DIY Idea: Reupurposed Buffet

This buffet gets a boost from a creative twist on an off-the-rack table, a DIY wine rack, and movable seating that doubles as storage.


To construct this two-level buffet, start with a small rectangular dining table or desk. Cut the table in half lengthwise, cut the legs on one half to 12 inches tall, then paint both pieces. When dry, secure the bottom half to the wall using a wooden cleat. Stack the top piece on top; secure to the bottom section and to the wall.

Movable Seating

Add casters to the bottom and a cushion to the top of a storage cube for seating that conceals supplies for entertaining.


Stemware Rack

This easy-to-install wooden stemware rack mounts easily to the underside of most shelves and cabinets, and it keeps glassware safe and out of the way.

Wine Storage

This wine holder will change the way you look at mailing tubes. Buy 3×12-inch tubes from an office-supply store, spray-paint the insides your desired color, and cover the outsides with art paper. Stack tubes and secure with duct tape. Cover the tape with a length of colorful strapping or a belt, then fill with your favorite varietals.

Candle Caddy

To create a stash for candles and other party essentials, coat a vintage metal toolbox with a rust-inhibiting primer, then spray on a bold semigloss hue. Label contents using fun letter magnets positioned on the front of the box.


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