Big and Burly

Big and Burly
So, by now you probably know a little about my knotty wood phobia.  I’ve touched on it a time or two.  But I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of my even worser wood phobia: burl.
Knotty wood looks like eyes. That’s creepy.  Not to be overly dramatic, but burl wood looks like melted souls of the undead emerging from the mists of hell, mouths agape in silent screams and dark empty eyes; eyes that are endlessly searching but never finding. That’s pee-your-pants-creepy.
I’m not sure, but I’m pretty sure Lori felt the same way about her burl table (or misguided imitation of burl, judging by my inexpert opinion), and outdated chairs. So she just painted the whole thing black and added new fabric on the cushions to keep the whole vibe fun and playful.  Big sigh of relief coming from my direction, yo.

 Burl makeover


  1. November 30, 2011 / 2:18 AM

    That description of burl wood hits the nail on the head! You took me back to the glovebox on my moms 1975 mustang 2
    Those melty zombies would stare at me with pleading eyes everyday on the way to school!

  2. November 30, 2011 / 3:05 AM

    LOL! Your non-overly dramatic description is hilarious!

  3. November 30, 2011 / 10:28 AM

    Augh! I really hope this was imitation burled wood, and not real, because what a waste if so!

    You may hate it, but that stuff is rare (it’s basically tree cancers that make the weird grain patterns) and she would have done much better to just have sold the damn table and bought another one in black! Augh!

  4. November 30, 2011 / 6:16 PM

    What a great update! Love it!

  5. December 1, 2011 / 6:03 PM

    Burled wood comes from big knots in trees…Usually its pretty rare to get large pieces of it, so to paint it is a travesty!
    Especially just to have a plain black table that looks like its from any old furniture store. Grr some ppl…

  6. December 1, 2011 / 8:39 PM

    Lindsey, thanks so much!! I love your hilarious phobia and totally agree! – Lori

  7. December 28, 2011 / 6:53 PM

    I love the fabrics on the chairs!!

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