5 Ways to Repurpose a Wine Barrel

I’ll admit that I enjoy a nice glass of wine every once in a while, but I never thought about getting an actual barrel of wine…. until now.  Living far from wine country, barrels are difficult to come by in my neck of the woods, but I recently stumbled upon some unique and interesting ways to repurpose wine barrels (that don’t relate to drinking).


Kate of Centsational Girl does live in wine country (lucky duck) and has quite the advantage of getting her hands on some awesome wine barrels.  Upon being inspired by this planter, she decided to create her own.  Isn’t it awesome?!  With her step-by-step instructions, you can create one too.

I am loving this fixture – perfect for a barn styled home, city loft, or chic wine cellar. Finished in a gray-washed wood, this fixture is designed using materials of a wine barrel.  If you love it as much as I do, you can find it {here}.

A wine barrel as a sink?  Yes, you are right!  Isn’t it awesome and so completely different.  It would make for quite the conversation over dinner with your guests.  This sink is made from a reclaimed oak wine barrel, disassembled, and modified to be repurposed as a sink vanity. You can either make it yourself (that would be quite a weekend DIY project) or buy it {here}.

Sunbursts are all the rage and Ginger of Cottage on Rosewood made this one using leftover scraps from a wine barrel that she bought years ago. Love her creativity!

And yes, you can even relax in a wine barrel hammock {via}.  I’m not sure how comfortable it would be, but it looks quite neat. Grab a glass of wine at the end of the day and just relax!

Wine Barrels can only be used for three to five years until they lose their flavor and must be discarded.  After that they are no longer useful to a wine maker.  At the point, in come the savvy DIYers and design companies to repurpose them and give them new life.

Have you ever used a wine barrel to make anything?

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  1. Michele in IL. says

    I can see that wine planter as a fairy garden with lots of awesome layers and a rope ladder for the fairies to climb to each level!