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52 Week Project: WK6

February 17, 2011

We didn’t get too much further with any of our current home projects this week, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on how you look at the glass), we were bitten by the lazy bug so any free moment we had, we pretty much squandered to “hanging out”…which was way more fun, I have to admit. We did manage to finagle a coat of paint out of my poor unassuming little brother who was visiting for the weekend…and he’s freaking awesome for helping out! I slipped him a 20 spot for his services, which in teen money is a total score. I also seeded our front lawn which is in great need of some love. One of these days, I want to get out there and do some serious gardening.

So, you know the old saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? Well, let me tell you… it’s totally true. While walking Diamond Dog the other day, I came across this abandoned table…

I stopped dead in my tracks and quickly snapped a picture on my phone to show my husband. I thought I’d have to convince him more but before I even showed him the picture, he was already onboard (he had seen the same table while walking the dog earlier). 20 minutes later we were down the street, car in tow. We loaded our new found treasure and half happily/half nervously drove back home. We kind of felt like we were stealing. We’ve never been the types to just snag something off of the street but I’m sure the alternative for this orphaned table would have been the dump so I’m really glad we found it.

We gave it a quick hose down to clean it up a bit.

Here it is in its new home in our front grotto. The previous owners left behind the wood bench and chair you see and we added the side table and shelf unit (pieces we already owned)… all we’ve been needing is a coffee table and a few accessories to finish off the living space in our grotto. One of these days, all five of those guys are going to get a much needed makeover.

Here’s another angle. Isn’t it great?!!! What a find! In addition to painting or staining at some point, we’re thinking of knocking out the posts and bottom so that the table just has four legs. It’s a really sturdy solid wood piece, I can’t wait to start working on it! We’ve never done any woodwork or refurbishing, so any suggestions are greatly welcomed! xoxo!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2011 4:54 am

    Absolutely LOVE this table. I think it will look great once you knock out the posts and bottom and leave it with just 4 legs!

  2. February 17, 2011 9:08 am

    I think I would have walked right on by without giving much notice to that table, but now that I see it in a better context (uh, not on the grassy easement) I really see what you mean. Have to admit though, I sort of like those turned spindles. I’d be sorry to see them go. Unless, of course, they show up in another project later…. Great find!

  3. rediflex permalink
    February 17, 2011 6:29 pm

    No! Don’t knock out the spindles! They absolutely make that table. What a great find!

    • February 17, 2011 7:48 pm

      Ha! I know, the spindles are cute and they match the spindle action in that little window above the bench. Well, it’s just a thought for now. We kind of prefer more modern, clean lined furniture but who knows. We’ll live with it for a while and see how we feel about the design once we start the refurbishing process.

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