Coffee Stations from No Hope Dressers!

January 14th, 2013 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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I decided to keep this one for myself :) I painted the lettering on free hand via and image I foundon the Graphics Fairy Website.
Another fun shot of it.
A little collection of some of the befores of the pieces I have transformed into the coffee stations.
A before and after of the one I chose to keep for myself.
This one sold within half anhour of completing it.  The hubby fell in love with it too, but ........ customers first!
This one simply needed paint. It was dinged and gouged pretty badly, so restoration wouldnt have been ideal here.
 Another idea on design. A little taller, but ideal.
My very first attempt at this design. It was a 4 drawer. But I gutted it and moved the drawer bases to where I wanted them instead :)
I decided to keep this one for myself :) I painted the lettering on free hand via and image I foundon the Graphics Fairy Website.

I decided to keep this one for myself :) I painted the lettering on free hand via and image I foundon the Graphics Fairy Website.


A big part of why I created Gypsy Barn was to find creative and inventive ways to keep things from going to the landfill or burn sites, when they are still useable in some way shape or form. Old dressers have such beautiful wood and shapes and designs, I hated seeing them sent off to the dump. Even using the wood for signs, coat hooks, shelves, whatever, they are still useable. A year and a half ago I made the first coffee station, and now, I am getting requests non stop for them!Inspiration -  I sat looking at an old dresser one day, and thought, there has to be SOMETHING to use this for, even without the drawers ... and walking through a furniture store, I started paying more attention to sofa tables and entertainment units. There is a lot of wood, and a lot of empty space going on there. Just like the dressers! Hmmmmmm. Then, we got a keurig. Cups were in the cupboard, little coffee pucks were on the counter, sugar in the pantry, spoons in a drawer at the other end of the counter ...... Why not create a space for it all. Voila - Coffee station. Everything in one little place. Hidden away, neat and clean.Keeping in line with the "keep the landfills empty" we bought the K-cup and use our own coffee. All those empty coffee pucks getting tossed wasn't ideal, even with recycling. However, for those wishing to use them, the drawer stores them away nicely. Along with mugs and spoons. We keep our sugar and cinnamon underneath and the basket for other things. Usually we keep a bowl for old grinds on the top, it just wasnt pretty enough for the photo lol. But all the grinds go to the gardens. So here you have it folks. Coffee Stations
Pattern or design used: My own design - Coffee Stations
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Comments (10)

junkredeemer writes: I enjoy rescuing pieces on the way to the landfill, myself. But reading through your comments makes me even more determined to re-purpose, reuse, re-imagine! Great work! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 9:52 am on February 22nd
CottageElements writes: One of my favorite things, coffee! Great pieces to store and display!

Lani Posted: 7:58 am on January 24th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow you have been busy! And what a great idea. I'm glad you are able to sell these. Posted: 9:33 am on January 18th
GypsyBarn writes: Wow! Thanks everyone! Greatly appreciate all the fabulous comments! I love making these. I actually get excited now when I find the "cruddier" dressers .... and according to my emails - I need to find more ... faster HAHA! Game ON! Challenge accepted! Posted: 8:17 pm on January 15th
gadgetsponge writes: Always excited when I see one of your posts coming up. Always professional, unique and love the repurposing! Posted: 12:49 pm on January 15th
suewhitney writes: Nicely done my friend. Love your execution and how you explain everything so clearly. Awesome. I understand that coffee grinds are not pretty in a picture. Too funny!

Take care.
Sue Posted: 8:12 am on January 15th
georgiamoon writes: I am always so impressed with your vision, talent and abilities! Such great transformations and so useful too! Great job as always.
Georgia Posted: 6:56 am on January 15th
StrangeCargo writes: Jasmin, your work is exceptional and so "en vogue" in today's coffee culture revolution. Well done. Thanks!

Ken Posted: 5:50 am on January 15th
JunkArchitect writes: I would think this has to be one of the hottest pieces of furniture going right now considering all the reasons you stated. You've done an amazing job on each one and I can see why they sell so quickly.

Jim
Posted: 10:22 am on January 14th
Bec4 writes: I am love with, so wonderful. Really, should we ever throw anything out? So many wonderful ways to reuse and repurpose. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 9:19 am on January 14th
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