I got this whiskey barrel lid last fall. I’m not sure why I was even drawn to it. 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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I love 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?