I love Pottery Barn, but not the prices.
So I look to their style as inspiration for many of my handmade pieces. The Griffin console caught my eye with its complement of old and new.
And in my recent barn wood treasure find, I had a long board that needed just the right design to bring it life again.
The reclaimed barn wood had uneven edges, but the rustic beauty of the sawmill marks called to be repurposed into a stylish table top.
I cut 2×4’s to match the plan I scrawled on paper…
4 – at 30 inches,
4 – at 25 inches
8 a at 5 inches
I made 2 frames joined by pocket holes.
Then I joined the frames with the 5 inch pieces.
Then I sanded and sealed the reclaimed wood.
Then I put a base coat of a steel blue on the base and let it dry.
When it dried well, I sprayed the hammered rust-oleum to create a steel like base.
I made mine smaller and shorter than PB to accommodate a smaller foyer, mudroom, sofa or window. It’s also only 10 inches deep to allow maximum flow. Mine cost $35 to build…..a little less than the $1000 inspiration from Pottery Barn.