Saturday, January 11, 2014

Simple DIY Barnwood table w/burlap curtains

If you follow me on Facebook, or Instagram then you have seen the progress of this little DIY project I have been working on.

A sweet friend of mine has an amazing home décor shop here in our town called Real Deals on Home Décor, and she was needing a few things done for a New Year, New Look she was creating!  Of course I jumped at the chance to help and get creative!

The main goal was to create a new clean and rustic focal point in the store.  I came up with the idea of building a counter behind her register that would not only be useful, but would also give her a place to store some of her needed items, that aren't that pretty to look at all the time.

It all started with a trip to Home Depot to create a curtain rod to go all the way around the counter.  I laid in bed one night and figured out the perfect solution.  I know the industrial pipe is all the rage these days, but I have used them many times before in the past and knew it would create the perfect fit for what we needed.

First Step was to build the curtain rod and then build a 2x4 box to fit inside that.

Once the frame was built, we attached 1x6 rough cut boards across the entire top.  We ended up ripping down a few of them in order to fit perfectly, and love the result in doing so.  (sorry I didn't get pictures of this step)

Once the top was assembled, we then attached regular 2x4 legs in the desired length we needed.  We didn't use new one because the will not be seen in the end.

We gave the whole thing a light sanding, going over the top of it a few times.  Do this to avoid splintering, unless you use smooth wood.

The next step is to create a weathered wood look using stain.  I will do an entire tutorial on how to do this, so check back for that.

I just loved how the top turned out, and I had to see the contrast between the wood and the burlap!  It was swoon worthy for sure!

As you can see in the picture below, once the stain dried it really looked like weathered wood.  I really loved the look, but we needed this to be a durable surface.   A few coats of Minwax Polyurethane and you're ready to go.

For the curtains I chose burlap, and just hemmed the edges and created a 3" rod pocket to insure enough space to move along the entire curtain rod.

And that's it, you are done!  You could choose any curtain, or maybe no curtain at all?   If you choose not to have a curtain, be sure to used some nicer 2x4's for legs.  

You can do this table in any size you need, there is no specific dimensions.  You could also use some fence boards as an inexpensive alternative for the top.

Thank you for stopping today!  Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest and Facebook!  And be sure to check out all of the fun blogs that I party at each week!  

Oh, and if you are local be sure to stop in to Eugene's Real Deals on Home Décor and see what an amazing place it is!!



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