June 21, 2012

table tales

Chapter One

When we were selling our old house and building our new home, we decided that we wanted a new look for our dining room.  We no longer wanted the traditional, formal dining room that we had at our previous house. 

So craiglist it was, and this shiny beauty was sold before we moved!

Now the search for a new table began...

But it didn't take long

before I fell in love with this:

Showed my husband the pics of what I liked and his answer -- "I can build that."

Me: "Um okay.  You think so?????"  (thinking that he is really handy, but this is going to be a large piece of furniture in my house and then what if he spends all this time and hard work doing it and then I DON'T LIKE IT - YIKES)

Husband: "No really, I can.  It's easy.  And it will be a lot cheaper"

And so that's how the dining room table adventure began...

Here are some pictures of what we started with:

We dug through this old reclaimed lumber, with hopes to find pieces that would work.

And yes we did!!  Those dirty, splintered, VERY dense boards on that fork lift would soon have a new life.  Once a part of an old building built in the 1890's in San Antonio, TX, they would soon be reborn into our family dining spot :)

Follow along as the handy husband transforms them!


  1. I love this! We just moved too and I am going for a different style as well - excited to follow along for your progress!!

  2. I am very interested to see how the table turns out! I think it's a great idea, and so lovely that your husband offerend and feels confident enough to built you a dining room table. They can be so expensive!

    So glad I found your blog! Following now.

    1. Thanks Megan! It was a fun project! So glad you're following :)

  3. Would like to see the end result of your table. I was looking for part 3 of your posts on how it came about & could not find it.


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