|Project by ytsejamr||posted 06-27-2011 06:03 PM||2295 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
This is a distressed pine powder room sink/cabinet that I made for my sister.
She wanted that “old country” look, which makes sense because her house is an old country house. She’s going to put a curtain around the cabinet part to really give it the look.
This was my first time working with pine and first time distressing wood. I used a variety of tools to do the distressing, but mostly just used my keys/keychain. I used a awl to make fake splits and also to make worm holes. I chiseled off the edges and sanded them down. I tried to do it in location that made since, i.e. where you would normally see wear. I left some of the milling marks just to give it that “rough” look.
She told me to not go crazy with the cabinet since it’s going to be covered by a curtain. She even said just make it out of plywood . . . but I couldn’t do that. Even if it’s covered, I still want it to look good.
It’s stained with a few gel stains and top coated with arm-r-seal. I’m a little leery about using pine since it’s so soft, but it doesn’t really matter if it gets dinged up . . . it’s already dinged!
The top was made from one large >23” wide pine board. It’s attached like a table top so it can move if needed.
There is probably about 20 hours or so of work, that took me about 6 months to finish! Ahhh toddler and baby.
Anyway, it was fun. I wasn’t sure I liked the distressed look, but after I finished I didn’t mind it so much.