Burn Pile Beauty

December 27th, 2013 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
22 users recommend

A nice semi close up showing off the colouring of the wood.
The panel I decided needed to be used. Before - pretty dull and dreary if you ask me.
A great example of the colouring difference a little hand rubbed waxing can do! On the left - the before - right - after 4 coats.
A cute little close up of her toes!
A nice semi close up showing off the colouring of the wood.

A nice semi close up showing off the colouring of the wood.

There is just something about bringing old wood back to life that I can not get enough of! This table was created after I picked a barn that was marked for demolition. The demo crew asked to keep all the wood and that no one take any, however after a wee bit if begging - I got to take this one panel home. Of course I got the "she's crazy" look, but hey, I see what I see! These legs came from our local re-store specializing in collecting salvaged goods. They were marked down pretty cheap because well - there was no top for the table. So I scooped them up. They sat in my attic for quite some time. Now the colouring on this table .... I get asked a lot about the stain I used. It's not stained at all. Well, not in the sense most people know. I used 3 varying colours of wax and put 4 coats on her. Now, most suggested uses and videos teach you to clear coat first then tint with dark wax. I decided, I'm using dark first, to darken her right up. Then I used clear to take off the excess, then I added a darker brown to tint and highlight the dings. Finished off with another clear coat to seal all that texture in! Voila! C'est fini! I LOVE how the legs turned out! Those toes!!!!  So cute!

Pattern or design used: My own design - 8 Foot harvest themed display table
posted in: member junk, tabletop, historical, game room, WA

Comments (6)

JunkArchitect writes: Jasmin, I'm constantly blown away with your talent...another AMAZING PIECE!


Posted: 7:33 pm on January 19th
ButterBeansAntiques writes: Fun & Fantastic!! what an amazing transformation... YOU GO GIRL!!! LOVE IT! Posted: 3:57 pm on January 12th
GypsyBarn writes: Thank you! It's an odd piece, but I love it! Posted: 7:39 am on January 7th
gadgetsponge writes: That's a mega transformation on the wood. Would have never guessed they were the same piece! Killer table. Posted: 5:23 pm on January 6th
Pfarkelsisters writes: I love what you saved out of the burn pile!!
Posted: 3:06 pm on December 29th
StrangeCargo writes: Jasmin, wow, what a beauty! Your 8 footer wants to make you pull up a chair and gaze out that window. Love it!
Ken Posted: 2:12 am on December 28th
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