He made one for OUR living room a year or so ago. Finally got around to making one to SELL in our space.
Constructed entirely of reclaimed fence boards and 4×4′s. ALL of which were procured for FREE from local fencing companies. (They remove the old fence when they install new, and give away the old leftover stuff. All you have to do is ASK. Just be aware that USUALLY those old fenceboards will be in full 8′ sections!)
The legs are ‘stabilized’ with an ‘apron’ made using the same fence boards, just cut into narrower widths.
He left the wood UNsanded, at my request. I wanted as much of the natural texture as possible to remain.
I did do a little bit of ‘prep sanding’ as you can see above, to get the ‘exposed’ part of the boards to more closely match the lower unexposed part in color. I was planning on ‘dry brushing’ the paint on, which means the wood color will still show through some.
Not a perfect match, but close enough!
The legs, made from 4×4′s didn’t have the same weathered raised grain texture as the top and sides; so I painted them solid, instead of dry brush style. When parts of your piece aren’t an exact match, it’s best to enhance the CONTRAST.
This distressed white finish goes with MANY different decorating styles: shabby chic, beach cottage, farmhouse, even Victorian, by adding a pretty lace doily.
It has gone to my space at Stars in Portland; $64.00. Right now it’s ‘kinda buried’ with a bunch of other stuff stacked on top of it. I will move it to the front of the space for better visibility, as soon as that window pane shelf sells.
Thinking about bringing in more white items in the near future, just to change things up a little. I LOVE the beachy blue, just need a little variation once in a while.