Turned out pretty good for my first time, huh!? It's something we've always wanted in our kitchen and wasn't costly or too difficult so I don't know why I didn't try it sooner.
The EAT letters are the cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby that cost $2 each. I painted them black, let dry and then dry brushed sterling silver craft paint lightly in some areas to give a metal look. Was kinda going for this look in Anthropologie without the cost.
photo. I fell in love with those double towel racks on that center island so my hubby bought me one for my birthday. I wanted to attach it to something special and rustic to showcase it nicely, so, I decided to build a table from some more of the barn wood I used on my barn door headboard. I took the time to prepare this barn wood by sanding it down quite a bit with a palm sander until very smooth, and then putting on several coats of glossy polyurethane. It really brought out the beauty of the wood and since it is also a kitchen work surface, I wanted to properly prepare the top. I'm going to write a separate post on how I built it (because it's long), I think it turned out perfect for us!! I love to mix beat up, rustic, old things with newer, modern things and I love the way this fits in our kitchen. It also goes perfectly with my made over bar stools. And the beautiful vintage style double towel rack displays my vintage kitchen towels beautifully. It just makes me smile to look at it. I really like seeing the hardware used to build the table and the imperfections in the wood. Very rustic and lovely. And my kiddos have fun sitting at it and chatting with me while I cook. A very special piece.