she had lived a good life
but she no longer looked beautiful in our kitchen.
while she had made me once very content,
she was getting on my nerves.
i was tired of looking at her dated little self.
she needed a face lift.
we purchased the metal tub chairs a few months ago.
table would be next
then hopefully a new light fixture.
i road tripped to flea markets & antique stores
i put out an apb on facebook
i perused pinterest
and favorite blogs
trying to find a new her.
did i mention,
i had a dollar figure we knew we'd top out with
but another dollar figure we'd much prefer to pay.
college fees were starting to roll in.
since putting in dark hard woods in all but the kitchen
i thought maybe i'd like a super dark table
to juxtapose with all our creamy white.
we laid left over planks from the flooring on top
just to get a feel for what it would look like....
this process began 2 months ago.
i'm not a good inbetween projects kinda girl.
if i decide i want to do something,
i want it done.
in the mean time, i decided to paint the top white.
figured i had nothing to lose.
it ended up looking
like i had painted the top white.
now she's really getting on my nerves.
poor old table.
i found a man in our church & commissioned him to help us.
i asked if he could either take the dark planks we had & add them on top
start from scratch & make us a new table.
i handed him a picture from a magazine
told him i wanted the wood to look old & worn
yet it would need to serve as a functional, frequently used, table for six.
i said things like~
greyed wood that looks like it was from a barn
or has maybe sat out in the sun all day
& can you beat it up too?
he quoted me the exact
dollar figure we were hoping to spend
( NOT the high one we would top out with!)
he started from scratch.
distressed maple planks with watered down black wash and glaze.
i think her legs look great with the metal chairs too!
here she is
i hope you like her.
i love her!
she has just the right amount of dark to flow with our hardwoods in the other rooms.
she is exactly what i wanted!
table made by Brown's Cabinetry