Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wine Barrel Nightstand

I've been dissecting the unique items that I am using in the master bedroom all week. Today, I want to share the "HIS" nightstand.

I hadn't intended on doing a tutorial on this so there aren't any great tutorial photos.  But I got so many nice complements from yall that I thought it'd be good to at least tell you how I put it together. 

I bought the barrel already cut in half at Cooper City Antique Mall.

When I flipped the barrel over to attach the casters, I noticed there was a lip.  So I headed over to Home Depot and rummaged their miss-cut section. I got lucky and found some square blocks.
I drilled the blocks on the barrel then drilled the casters on the blocks. I used washers since the caster holes were too big for my screw head. I took a picture of the washers because I had intended on doing a post on what NOT to do. You see, during this entire master bedroom makeover, little things like this slowed down my progress. I already told you about about the nail-in-molding incident with the dresser. Oh, and Sun Kissed Husband throwing my chandelier parts away.  Ok, moving on, moving on. This washer ended up working but I had to place it VERY carefully. If it had moved a hair while I was drilling then it would have fallen in and not do it's intended job.

Here's a close up of the casters in place and Cooper inspecting the new rolling thing coming into the house.

I wanted to still be able to store things in a somewhat organized manner (not just thrown into the barrel) so I kept one of the drawers of the previous nightstand and placed it inside.  I gently pushed it down so it would be snug and not wobble.

Sun Kissed Husband uses a CPAP machine. The cut-out intended for a cork worked perfect for the cord and tubing.

I had bought the big clock from Target and it worked for about an hour. I meant to exchange it but didn't get to it right away and if you've ever returned anything at Target, you probably know that they have the worst return policy in the world. (Target, I love shopping at your store but your return policy is not customer friendly AT ALL!)
I have a problem letting things go (especially things I like) so I hung on to it for a while.  Turned out it was the perfect circumference as the barrel. 

The cut out for the pendulum works great to be able to turn the CPAP machine on and off.

Before I moved it to the bedroom, I paired it with the loveseat to see how it would look as side table in a living room setting. Nice! As a coffee table would look cool too.

Goodness, this post was a lot longer than I planned! You still with me? You got how to make it? Did I miss anything? Feel free to e-mail or Sunny Note any questions you have.

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23 Sunny Notes:

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I kept reading CRAP machine. Maybe because it's 1:30 am! I love how the little holes worked out for the cords and to turn it on! Okay, off to bed now. Zzzzzz!!

Aroura said...

That looks fantastic!

managed exchange said...

Amazing!

simpledaisy said...

I love it...espeically since I love wine anything:):)


ps....i'm having a little give-away on my blog!! Stop on over if you get a minute:)

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I LOVE it!! Thank you for showing us how you did it ~
Oh my gosh I just read your post about the chandelier ~ They are beautiful and you did a wonderful job with all of the little details ~ What a great idea for painting little pieces!

xoxo
Lori

Kelli @ RTSM said...

It looks awesome! I love the lettering on the side and the clock looks great as a top!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's such a cool look! And how great is it that there were already holes where you needed them to be? You'd never have found a ready made night stand that works as well as the one you put together.
Very cool, Yanet!

ubechalcb922 said...

Love the idea! But, what is up with the spring form pan used as a catch all? A cool basket or an old cool metal dish found at an antique store might be better? Love the night stand tho!!

Beth at Buttoned Up Tied Down said...

Question: do you have to lift the top off every time you want to refill the water resv for the cpap?

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Beth, his CPAP doesn't have a water resv. The only contact he has with the machine is to turn it on and off. But if it did, then he would have to lift the top off.

Joselyn @The DIY Spot said...

Visiting from FJI. Wow, how lucky that you could use the clock as the top. What a great, unique and fun piece! Inviting you to stop by and enter my summer giveaway.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

So cool Yanet! That was so creative of you to use a real clock! Glad you didn't return it now I'd bet!

Shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 88. :)

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Donna

Shelley said...

This is so cool! And, turned out to work perfectly for what you had tucked away inside. Great idea, and totally one that I'm going to steal :D

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

A CPAP is the worst thing ever to hide...but you have made a beautiful nightstand that solves the big problem...Applause for you!!! This is cute too!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!

The Celery Stock said...

Wow. This is an amazing project you have done. I love the clock top. How creative! I am a new fan...and a new blogger.

Laurel said...

Wow, very clever and handy with all those holes in the perfect places for your hubby machine. Looks like it was "meant to be" :) Looking forward to following along...Laurel@chippingwithcharm

gina3 said...

Man, I've missed some great posts of yours. I've been catching up on blog reading. This barrel side table is just awesome. The writing on the barrel, the wheels, the clock top, it's all just soooo cool! Love it!

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

What an original! Love the combination of two unique items to make an intriguing piece of furniture. And with awesome storage room to boot.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

You're right, Target's return policy is terrible, but that clock is fantastic. Love the barrel:) I found you at Miss Mustard Seed!

Carolyn said...

Unique and one of a kind, with your crafty ideas. Looks fantastic.

Shaunna said...

I LOVE it!! How VERY cool. Love some repurposing....thanks so much for linking this up!
:-)
shaunna

Jamie said...

I love everything about this!!! And it is so sweet that you found a practical way to house your husband's cpap machine. BTW, I am in total agreement that Target is terrible about returning things!!! It makes me think twice about buying stuff there.

Alex said...

Really amazing job! Love the vintage feel to the barrel.