A little less then a year ago, Adam and I got married.
Our reception was inside a barn built in the 1800's that had been sitting empty for many years.
Someday I will have to tell you the story about us cleaning out this barn, but for now the purpose of me telling you this is this:
While cleaning out the barn, we found many gems like this old barn door.
For my wedding, my dad turned a couple of these into tables to hold the cake and some drinks.
After the wedding I decided to use this table as our dining room table.
I loved this table, but there was one problem.
See that point? It happens to be at the exact eye level of my two year old niece.
Baylie loves to run around our house whenever she visits and everyone was very nervous about the possibilities of her running into this point.
As much as I loved this table, I did not want to be responsible for her (or in the future my nephew or my own kids) getting hurt.
So I came up with an idea.
Why not cut off that point and turn the door into a coffee table!
So Adam and I got to work.
But after two nights of getting very angry at drills that wouldn't work we took the torn apart table to my parents where my dad (aka: master craftsman) helped built our coffee table.
Here is the result:
Isn't it so great??
I love how it turned out.
I was worried it would be too big but the size is perfect!
We even used old barn siding for the frame part of the table below.
Do you see that chippy white paint? Swoon...
The old hinges are even attached!
And are you not loving that vase with peonies??
I love peonies.
Did you notice that little guy?
I love this little guy and I paid all of $1.50 for him at Flower Factory.
I think he is pretty swell. :)
The table works so well in this room, and the best part is that it cost us absolutely nothing.
Everything is better when it's free! :)
And do you see that clock back there?
I will have to tell you more about him later, but Adam's dad has loaned it to us because it wasn't really working in there house anymore. He bought it in Germany back in the late 60's and it was built in 1902. The only stipulation is that I don't paint it white. :)
I'm so tickled with how this table turned out!
And I hope you love it too!
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