I live in wine country in Washington State. In fact, our home is surrounded by vineyards and there’s a winery at the bottom of our hill. With this in mind you can understand my interest in combining decorating and wine barrels (not to mention enjoying a little wine too!)
Roll Out the Barrels
I incorporated three reclaimed oak wine barrels into our outdoor living space. Two form the foundation for a sideboard near the dining table. I simply topped them with a 10′ 4″ long hardwood board that I used in our previous home as a office worktop. The board is very dense and extremely heavy so there is no need to attach it to the barrels or the wall. It simply sits firmly on top of each barrel and spans the distance between them.
The third barrel holds a large lamp behind the sofa in the sitting area.
When we got the barrels last summer we used them in their “natural” state. This year, however, my husband stained the barrels a dark color. It was a pleasant surprise when I arrived home from out of town and discovered them done. I would not have guessed that even the metal bands would take the stain so wonderfully. I think they look really rich with our dark wicker furniture.
Made of solid oak these wine barrels are heavy duty, affordable in our area, and suit our home’s style and location.
If you’re drawn to the rustic ambiance of used wine barrels but lack the space to house them or easy access to them, not to worry. There’s a surprising number of wine barrel furniture and accessory pieces available on the market. Check these out:
Settle back, put your feet up and relax in this chair and ottoman made from wine barrel staves – the perfect place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine.
A metal barrel ring wraps this lovely mirror.
Barrel staves form the basis for this wooden basket.
A barrel stave bench – great for outdoor seating, at the foot of a bed or for extra seating in the family room.
Kids of all ages will have fun on this swing made from barrel staves.
A barrel end and metal ring are used to create this lovely lazy Susan.
Two very different style chandeliers – but both made from barrels.
Checkers and wine anyone? As this table proves, they make good partners.
From wine barrel to great looking end table.
Wine barrels transformed into a charming bistro table and stools.
Wine stays create a delightful wine rack with a serving top.
A barrel stave piece slips over a wine bottle and balances wine glasses until someone is ready to pour.
Even your pet will think wine is delightful when he cuddles up into this barrel bed.
If your dog is more an outside pet perhaps this wine barrel dog house is what you need.
Pour a glass of wine and wander into the garden to relax on this bench and enjoy the afternoon.
This wine barrel clock reminds me that time’s up! Hope you enjoyed this moment of wine-ing.
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