It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes me to finish this post, since it’s been over 2 years since my last post.
There hasn’t been a lack of material to post about (we’ve been remodeling our house for quite some time), mostly just motivation to take the pictures and write up the posts.
So I have to start somewhere. This is our dining room table.
I purchased this table, which I believe was some sort of large desk originally, several years ago at auction. It was my first time to this auction house and I patiently waited for this table to go on the auction block.
It never did! I approached the auction house owner to ask her if she was going to sell it. She said they used the table and didn’t plan on selling it, however, if I was interested, I could have it for $30. SOLD!
I can’t find any of the original pictures of it. It had tan legs, a black top and a large piece of glass over the top. There are 2 BIG drawers, perfect for holding table linens. I tried to strip the black off the top to see what was under the paint. It was the wierdest thing. I don’t know what was under there. The more I stripped, the more the surface wore away. Yes I said the surface wore away. I had new clue what it was and it kind of freaked me out so I decided the next best thing to do would be build a new top for it.
I purchased some old barn wood, which we planed down, glued together and formed a new table top. I love it. I had my husband build a frame around the whole table top. I love the look of it, but seriously don’t run into the corner, because that can hurt. Good thing there aren’t little ones living here.
The centerpiece is my rather large cheese board. Perfect for company. It was made out of the reclaimed wood we covered our kitchen peninsula with – someday maybe I’ll share that as well.