Hump Dayyyyyyy. Happy half way through the week friends! Hopefully you all have a short week and get to celebrate the 4th on Friday. I’m heading home to NY today to enjoy a nice long weekend with friends and family and the lake 🙂 It’s hard to believe that a year ago at this time we were getting ready for our wedding; time really does fly!
Speaking of our wedding, I had gotten a wine barrel off Craigslist last year to use at the reception and unfortunately keeping it outside during the long cold winter at my parents house did quite the number on it. AKA: it completely fell apart. They were going to toss it, but I knew better than to let scrap wood go to waste.
We used it as a stand for our signature cocktail sign. Man I could go for one of those Blueberry Mojitos right now, they were SO good.
I learned that the curved pieces of wood that make up a wine barrel are called staves. That’s primarily what I have to work with, as well as the circular top and bottom that are still both in one piece.
This light stole my heart the second I laid eyes on it.
I love the idea of this wine rack. So simple but such a statement piece.
Another fabulous light fixture I’m drooling over.
Such a cute little side table!
This is such a modern looking piece, but I love the vintage within it as well. Perfect for a kitchen table centerpiece or just on the counter.
This clock would be such a great wall accessory and there are so many different ways I could customize it.
I’m not sure if this is very practical to have around but it’s pretty awesome.
And last but not least, a lazy susan! This would be cool with a monogram on it. Perfect as a gift too!
With all these wonderful ideas, I wish I had more wine barrels to take apart! I’m still trying to decide what I’ll be making but at least now I’ve got lots of ideas to mill around in my head!
Have any of you ever made anything out of an old wine barrel?
Hope you all have a fabulous day!