Creating Great Things With Barn Wood

WOW,  I’ve been having so much fun with all the barn wood I found behind my brother’s barn.  My husband has been doing all the dirty work and heavy labor of-coarse, but I get to do the designing and painting.  I’m getting ready for my first Vintage Market here in Spokane called Pickin’ on the Prairie.  I only have a couple of weeks so the pressure is on.  We also started looking for our next “Fixer Upper” this afternoon.  No sleep for the weary I’m afraid!Barn Wood Clock  - Vintage Street Designs (7)The first item we make was this 45″ clock.  The arms are rusty old wrenches I found hanging on a nail in the barn.Barn Wood Clock  - Vintage Street Designs (9)I decided to go with roman numerals for this clock.Barn wood clock ~ Vintage Stret Designs (36)I have wanting to make these for such a long time.  This was really a FUN day!Barn wood clock ~ Vintage Stret Designs (35)I did a little white wash on this clock with CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White.  Because of the dark color of the barn wood, it kind of gives it a gray tone.  I LOVE it!!!Barn wood clock ~ Vintage Stret Designs (32)This one is the same size as the white one.  What size is that, you ask?  I have no idea.  I can’t remember at the moment and they are being stored over in the barn.  I’ll measure later today.  It’s probably about 32 inches.Barn wood clock ~ Vintage Stret Designs (30)These would look so pretty sitting on a mantel or above a buffet.Barn Wood Dining Table ~ Vintage Street Designs (2)My husband put on some gloves, started up our pickup and drove around to the back of the barn to drag out several large planks that have been laying there for over 10 years.  An old shed was torn down on my brother’s property to make way for the barn to be built.  I’m so happy he didn’t throw it away.Barn Wood Dining Table ~ Vintage Street Designs (5)  He pressure washed the wood for a good cleaning and then constructed this 6′ Farm Table.Barn Wood Dining Table ~ Vintage Street Designs (7)Rusty, crusty goodness!  Beautiful texture!  I’m going to put a clear coat of poly on the top for protection.Rustic barn wood work bench or buffet table ~ Vintage Street Designs (4)My mom suggested he make a work bench/outdoor buffet table.  They love to entertain and thought this would come in handy.  We’ll have this one at the show for sale.  Dave will make her another one if it doesn’t make it way back home with us.Rustic barn wood work bench or buffet table ~ Vintage Street Designs (8)I’m not sure who’s having more fun, my husband or me?  He’s constantly scoping the area for old sheds and barns that may need torn down ’cause we’re going to run out of wood soon.

Save the date….August 16 & 17 Pickin’ on the Prairie

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