Thursday, August 22, 2013

~thrifty thursday~{wine barrel server}

Have you seen this wine barrel server from Ballard Designs?

I love it, but for $169? No thanks, I'll make one myself.
Here is how you too, can make one!

It all started with 3 wine barrel rings I picked up at a garage sale for $1 a piece.

Then some wood, tongue and groove, from a different garage sale in the free pile.

Another thing you will need is a lazy susan. My mom picked this one up for me at a garage sale. Price, $2.50. Price for me~FREE.

As you can see I have squirted wood glue on the top of it.
After you do that you need to lay your wood on top and leave to dry overnight.

Make sure you make your wood pieces big enough to accommodate your ring. In my case, I needed to overlap the lazy susan, so I used magazines to prop up the ends until the glue was dry. I also added a few small nails with my nail gun to make sure it was really secure.

When it's all dry you will need to stain your wood.
This is what I used:

I applied the stain with a rag and went pretty heavy because I wanted it to be really dark.
Let the stain dry overnight.

Once the glue and stain is dry you need to trace the inside of the metal ring with a
pencil onto the wood. Make sure it is centered with your lazy susan underneath.

Next, carefully cut on the pencil line using a jigsaw.

Here is the back:

Now you need to fit your ring around the cut out circle of wood.
It should be a tight fit. You may or may not need to sand down the edges to make the fit better.

Now that the ring is around the wood, you need to secure it. You will need
a drill with a small drill bit and these nails:

Next, drill holes all the way around however close you would like them. I did mine about every 4". You are
only drilling through the metal, not the wood.

Then in each hole, hammer a nail into the wood to secure.

Next comes the stencil. I get my stencils here.

while that is drying, have a glass of tea and put your feet up!

After the stencil was dry, I sanded it down in the direction of the grain of the wood, and then put on a coat of Annie Sloan dark wax.
Sorry, I didn't get a picture of that.

Here it is done and on my kitchen island. It's huge, 27" diameter!

Since I had all the supplies on hand and my mom gave me the lazy susan, would you believe I only spent $1.00 on this whole project? I just saved $168.00!



Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Love it, great deal. Wow you were lucky you had everything on hand. Yes I am really eyeing a wine barrel chair that I saw recently, loved it.

Rita's Recipes said...

fabulous! The tutorial is really helpful. I made one last year, but yours is more authentic with the materials you used, so I'm pinning for my next wine barrel lazy susan.
Cheers! Rita

Dianne said...

That looks amazing! Love your creative ideas on how to make a home look lovely with little money spent!

Unknown said...

Looks amazing...btw, nice picture of the Grip- Rite nail container, that's Johns nails around :)

AntiqueChase said...

you are seriously so gifted. i love the guest cottage sign and the love sign I purchased from you and I would buy one of these from you in a heartbeat... maybe you can sell them cut with the banding.. LOVE this!!marcy

[email protected] said...

You are so cool! I absolutely Love this.... now where can I get my hands on a wine barrel ring???

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Love it! Great job.

Acorn to Oak said...

That's really cute! I love it!

Debra said...

Wow that is cool, I will have to watch out for those rings for sure! :-) Thanks so much for showing us this great idea! :-)

Between You and Me said...'s gorgeous.
love how you create these things on the cheap, and they look so amazing and the opposite of cheap!

following-friends said...

I love it! You are so good at making beautiful things.

Michelle said...

Melaine! So Stinkin' Cool!! Great to see you today.

Michelle said...

Melaine! So Stinkin' Cool!! Great to see you today.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Melaine that is the coolest! Now where can I find some wine barrel rings?!!

Unknown said...

Unbelievable, you are really good! Great tutorial and fantastic outcome!
xo Nancy

Ashley @ Life with Kids said...

You have the best projects on here! I think I need to go to the g-sales you go to because down at the south end we don't have those great finds on the cheap!

Hannah said...

AWESOME!!! i LOVE that! and i love your "thrifty thursday" posts! maybe you could sell wine barrel rings on your etsy site! ;)

The Herlings said...

Can you take a picture of the final without the things on it and post? Hard to tell what the final outcome is! Yes, how do you find those cheap good finds?! Curious to know how much you would charge for one? Would love to have you make a WSU one for an event in November that we (WSU) tries to donate a prize to event, as the event raises money for scholarships.

MamaZuzi said...

Wow! That is some amazing work. I don't think I could manage it but maybe my husband could! Good for you.

Jenny N said...

wow!! Great DIY. I am super impressed.

Dr. Weir said...

More info on Scoop of Vintage please. Where is it?

Carla said...

That is awesome. You're so smart and crafty! Love it.

Katie Mansfield said...

That is amazing. What a great tutorial. Jacobean is my favorite color stain. I found you through Pinterest.

Tess said...

It looks good and you saved so much money.

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