Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beachy Table

I realize that most of you don't come here to see random items of furniture I have desecrated, so I will keep this short and sweet.

I bought $5 antique drop leaf table at garage sale.


Then I completely destroyed my dining room for a few days (I do not work fast).


And ended up with this.


Which I then hauled outside to take pictures.

Yeah, because my dining room was still destroyed.

However, this destruction ended up being ultimately very productive, since it pushed me over the edge of sanity and threw me into an obsessive compulsive daylong cleaning/organizing frenzy. It was one of those days where my children did nothing but watch videos and eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and no piece of furniture remained in it's original position, even if it had 400 lbs worth of books in it or 400 lbs. worth of toys underneath it. Jessie wasn't sure if he'd entered the right house when he got home in the wee hours of the morning after that night. He was super mad that I'd moved all that furniture by myself, in a "tickling will be your punishment" kind of way.

4 comments:

Jake said...

Fabulous makeover! Everything is just right. And I really like the color. Thanks for sharing.

Kelsey said...

That is SOO gorgeous! I adore drop leaf tables. What an amazing find!! I can totally relate to the "my kids watched movies and ate pbj sandwiches because Mom was cleaning and painting and decorating" Sometimes its worth it and the kids don't seem to mind! lol I'm a new follower! :)

kaylan said...

It was worth destroying the dining room for a few days - the table looks fabulous! I can think of so many ways to use a drop leaf table... might have to put it on my list of things to look for.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

It's way beachy and I love the beach! The distressing and the whitewashed look are just incredible:)