I got this whiskey barrel lid last fall. As I got it out to work on it recently, I saw the $20 price tag and thought “huh”? Surely I didn’t pay that for this barrel lid. I looked back at my recent finds post to see the real deal. FOUR dollars folks! No wonder I couldn’t pass it up.
The Cabin Still Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey barrel lid is from 1961! It was very weathered and definitely needed some TLC.
The barrel lid needed a good cleaning, but I also knew that by dampening the wood, I would see how the burnt emblem would look after sealing it. Now you can make out the name a little better Stitzel and Weller Distillery.
The pieces of the barrel lid were taped with duct tape. Now you can see the price. This really made me nervous that I had spent too much on it.
I cut some stakes off to size and screwed them into the back of the barrel lid.
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Aren't you loving how it turned out? I wish some of it showed up better, but hey! it’s old!
Check another project off the list! I wish I wouldn’t put stuff off for so long. I wonder what the vendor will think when it lands back at Vendors’ Village?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
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