Ink Mixing Cabinet Makeover

We’d been looking for additional table and storage space for the studio, so I couldn’t believe our good luck at this amazing curbside find (and it’s the perfect size for our studio space).
Ink Table Before

Jamie and I briefly talked about sanding and repainting the piece but ultimately decided the existing weathered finish had more character and fit our current aesthetic in the studio.

In order to make the cabinet function as an ink mixing table, we added a piece of glass to the wooden top. The top isn’t in great shape, so the glass covers the uneven parts of the wood and provides a nonporous surface for mixing inks. (I should also mention that the glass piece was another curbside find. It was a glass shelf from an old entertainment center.)

Ink Table with Glass Top

These bubbled glass knobs (in teal) from Anthropologie added a nice pop of color.

Bubbled Glass Knob

While there’s not a huge difference in the cabinet’s appearance, we were able to salvage pieces that would have been taken to the dump and instead turn them into functional studio pieces (which is completely aligned with how we were able to transform the life of our printing press as well).

Ink Table After