First, we had to take a wall down. But only half way! I wanted the wall to be table height so that the bottom half of the wall would be the base. Follow me? My electrical engineer hubby did not. For a long time. Trying to get my vision into his "logical" head so he could execute the plan almost caused world war III in our marriage. I exaggerate. But just a little. Thankfully, my Dad can get inside my head a little better... and it turned out almost just as I had envisioned!
So here is what is standing between the eating area and the "sunroom" where I want to eat as a happy little family. Not just a wall, but a big ugly paneled closet. For the sake of making a long story short, I'm going to keep it at that.
BIG. DUSTY. DISASTER.
Okay so now we are getting the wall down to where I want it. It's time to go look for some long boards to use for my table (barble) top.
Dad and I take a measuring tape and go on a hunt around the property. Our property has a load of outbuildings to wander through. The first place we find some good boards is on the floor in the back of a rotting part of the barn. No worries, we cleaned off all the old animal poo real good like. :)
Then we took a couple from the top of this old work bench....
And to keep from boring you, I'll just say a few other places as well until we had enough!
There were several knot holes in the wood that we could see were going to be a pain if food spilled, etc. Even though I know my perfect children would never spill a glass of milk or slop spaghetti sauce, we decided to do something about it. So my resourceful mama had a great idea and filled them with wood filler and then using a sharpie, drew lines consistent with a knot and stained them. You can never tell by looking at the table top it was done with a Sharpie!
My wonderful mom also put about seven coats of polyurethane on the wood. I think I took a couple turns actually. She really should get the Bomb Dot Com Mom of the Year award.
You want to see what this picture above looked like last year?! Oh brace yourself real good....
How about a few more pretty pictures to end on? :)
I'm still not sure what to do with that trim piece on the end - paint it white or stain it?!!
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