Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Barrel of Possibilities

A few weeks ago I was out garage-saling and found these two barrels for $1 each.  Of course I snatched them up!  The girl asked what I had planned for them?   I told her I wasn't sure, but figured that I could use them out in my yard to hold plants, or turn them over to set plants on top...  I then realized that they could work as little end tables in the house.

I started by sanding them.

I applied a coat of Pre-Stain.

I stained them with Minwax Provincial.

I'm very happy with the dark color.

 I put this wire cloche and birds' nest on top of one of them and it's done.  Not a bad table for $1.    Now I have to find a place for the other one.

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  1. Pam those are the most wonderful "side" tables I have ever seen!

  2. Great deal Pam! Such a good idea to turn them into tables! I love the dark stain you used too!

  3. I used to have the same barrels, and we used the for end tables. LOL I'm sure you will find so many things to do with them:)

  4. Pam what a great find and your right you can do so much with them! LOVE that wire cloche! Martina

  5. Those are really neat Pam. I love the stain you used too.

  6. Love your barrel table and the provincial stain is the perfect shade! Looks amazing Pam!

  7. Love your find! Have fun with them.

  8. That is just so wonderful Pam! Looks like something you would see in the PB catalog and definitely for a lot more than $1. :-) Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  9. I love that netted cloche and birds nest ;-)

    Wonderful barrels - great finds ;-)

  10. Your barrel tables are wonderful side tables. And you got such a good deal on them. I'm sure you'll find many ways to use them.

  11. They look so nice! I'd like to have some of those as end tables for my outdoors. Just found your blog and find it amazing!
    Love, Olga


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