I call my latest projects “Barn Board Beauties”.
My first was a new work table for Buddy’s shop. I had this salvaged table top that was the perfect size for this project.
Now I just needed a rustic counter height base. After a shopping trip to my stash pile I found a collection of great barn boards with a lot of age and character. After building a basic table frame I added a foot rest to the base then X’s on each end for a decorative touch and extra strength.
I loved the look of the old boards so I just gave it a light sanding and a coat of clear wax. I painted and varathaned the top so he would have a smooth and clean work area. Here it is all set up in his shop; now it’s time for him to get busy.
The next project was a table and banquette seating for the family room. I had this yard sale table that was not only the perfect size but convenient because the top flips up and can be easily stored out of the way. All it needed was a coat of paint and finished off with antiquing gel and a couple coats of varathane. For the seating I started with these three old twin size headboards and, of course, more barn boards.
One section I built the length of one of the headboards and the next section I used the other two headboards. One cut in half and wrapped around the end to make the corner.
After adding this diamond design to the legs for extra interest I painted it in a soft grey color then topped it with an antiquing gel.
The two large cushions are body pillows that I covered with pendleton fabric and the corner pillow I covered with faux leather, which was not not very interesting, so I stenciled it with these large feathers.
This not only adds extra seating for the family room but, by adding the table, we have extra dining space or a great game table.