When my husband and I were first married, we really wanted a new (but old looking) diningroom table. We looked all over the county and a couple others, looking for something we liked and could afford. We were actually on our way home one evening from a furniture store when we found a table at the side of the road for $40.00. My husband thought it had potential...I on the otherhand didn't even want it going in the back of the car it was so dirty. I wish I had a better picture...but I don't. Here's what the table looked like when we first brought it home:
The bottom and sides were gray and rusty...and the top was rusty and dirty!
There's lots of markings on the top. An Amish man had used it as a work table.
My husband had never refinished anything before, but for $40.00....he really wanted to try.
Here is our diningroom table today:
Eric cleaned it up, sanded it, added some trim and painted it.
We bought the chairs unfinished and painted them.
They were on sale for $32.00 each!
We have eaten many meals at this table....and it has served us well.
I wish I had a picture of the table right after Eric finished it.
Ten years later and it could definately use another touch up.
When Brady was about 4 yrs. old, he told us that we have the oldest
and ugliest table of anyone he knows! I guess he doesn't see the charm like we do!
This was the first of many projects that my husband would tackle.
Most of our home is filled with things he has made.
Our area is filled with primitive and country decorating. We see it everywhere.
After almost 15 years, we are ready for a change in style.
Too bad it cost money to make those changes!
I don't even know what our style would be and I'm not sure how to go about
getting it...but I do know it definately needs updating!
How do you go about finding your style?!