A Tale Of 3 Tables (Part 2)

It was a dining room without a table for a few weeks until things came together.

From time to time I just get an itch to check out some of the local thrift shops in my area. One day, I felt the incredible urge to visit my local Restore. I was driving on the highway, and suddenly I was turning around as if being controlled by some form of supernatural power. I arrived at the Restore, and there it was. The perfect trestle table for my dining room.

It measured six feet and had two 12” leaves to bring it to 8 feet. Perfect! I was even able to pop it into the back of my RAV 4, and along I went. The table top was completely sanded down before nightfall, and the next day the painting and finishing were underway. I was eager to try out a weathered vinegar process that I had been experimenting with, and it came out fantastic.

A white wash was added on top to give it a driftwood-like finish.
I used a light green color for the base and then outlined it in linen white.
This table was perfect, well almost. I will explain more in Part 3. 🙂


A Tale of 3 Tables (Part 1)

Sometimes finding the perfect piece for your home takes a bit of trial and error. When I set out to re-design my tiny dining room into a space large enough to comfortably seat more than four it turned out to be quite a process. I created a built in bench to attach to the wall. It was created using salvaged doors. (Photos to follow in part 3 of this series) My plan was to have a nice long table in front of the bench. I located a listing for a table and set of chairs on our local web sale site.



It was perfect or so I thought…. After selling the chairs that I did not need, I soon realized that I needed a trestle table instead. Needless to say, this piece was turned into a commissioned sale.


The new owner picked out the paint color and stain for the piece and I refinished it to order.
I am so very happy it found it’s new life in such a beautiful home.