Saturday, May 7, 2011

rusting the hardware

i think i've mentioned on here before that grant and i have always wanted to make a barnwood table. we've been obsessed with antiqued/weathered wood forever, it's that gray color mixed with the raw-ness of the wood that has us so attached. we've actually been done with the table for a few months now but we're just now getting around to posting it. anyway so when we went to buy all the hardware, we realized that we couldn't be adding shiny silver brackets and bolts to an old antique table.... i mean that would just be silly! so grant did all this research on rusting hardware and then rusted every little nut and bolt that we used. ya... kind of a process. and i'm not even talking about how hard it was for him to make the table. buying old wood is not like buying new wood. maybe he can explain later how hard it truly was. either way... we have a beautiful table now! :) here is a little video on how to antique hardware. the last part is the best "full reveal of the table... coming soon!" dun dun dun.

we've linked this up to a few parties...
funky junk interiors
chic on a shoestring
craft envy
tatertots and jello
a vision to remember
at the picket fence
flamingo toes
diy showoff

7 sweet thoughts:

Mallory said...

My husband and I just had a conversation about building a coffee table out of old barn wood. Love having handy husbands. Can't wait to see the table!! I am so excited! Seriously it is my dream table! Great vid!

kaysi van dyke fox said...

i am so in love with your table already!!! you guys are awesome for building that!!! one day i totally want to do that!! i love old wood!!! i was looking at this AMAZING table at san fransisco design that was made out of old railroad ties from chile...of course it was like 3000 no way, but it got me on an old table kick!! we wanted to just make it but we were too lazy to do it! so im super jealous!!! grants super handy!!

Jess and Matt said...

I'm OBSESSED!!!! Seriously, your attention to detail kills me. I wish I could be more like that! I want to hire you guys to build me one! I can't wait, CAN'T wait to see the finished product. WOW.

niki said...

Such a tease! I can't wait to see the reveal. Love your attention to detail! Good work team barnes.

Traci Barnes said...

Hmm,I have decided to admire your table because I don't want to ever work that hard, but hats off to you Grant!

Britt- I need you to teach me how to load vimeo so that it comes out large. When I put it in, it comes out small. Call me.

Love Traci

At The Picket Fence said...

How creative and talented! Love that you made a video. Thank you for linking up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!


michael. mindy. dane. said...

i love when he adds "a little more for his homies" ha! hilarious. so i don't even know grant, but i just think you guys are perfect together. i know that's weird to say since i don't know you together, but i just see it. i don't know. i think this video is awesome. i'm impressed with your guys' skills. serious! i want to be bfs with you right now. and not just because of this table..haha. but because i think you're freaking amazing!