Wednesday, May 11, 2011

the table

Photobucketwe found our reclaimed wood off craigslist in the east mountains of albuquerque. we had a limited quantity with all different lengths and thicknesses. grant laid out all the wood and without any instructions, designed our table 100% from scratch. including the idea of putting our rusted hardware on the outside of the table. i am still amazed at how he pulled it all together. there were so many little obstacles he dealt with because every board was so different. because the wood was probably milled near one hundred years ago, each piece bowed in different directions... some had knots that required sanding the underneath just to make it so that they all laid flat. so much work went into each board. each piece has so much character.
Photobucketone big concern was making sure that the table was sturdy, especially since the wood cracked so easily because of being so old. grant pulled some tricks here and there and by the time we flipped the table over... we just laughed because it was SOOOO heavy and definitely DEFINITELY stable. :) he had to call a friend to help load it into the house from the garage, i could barely lift it from the ground.
Photobucketwe are buying a clear vinyl tablecloth to put over the table for meals. people always ask about getting slivers. we didn't want to sand the boards down because that would take away from all the reasons we bought this type of wood in the first place (color & texture). those flowers are from my birthday (aren't they so pretty? and ginormous?!) i'm so excited to have this table for the coming years. and i think the best part is that it was built by grant. makes it so meaningful. i love to just sit and look at it.


this post was linked up to multiple link parties but with all the errors that went on, they were erased.
 so now i don't remember which ones i chose!

this table has been featured here:


39 sweet thoughts:

Ashley said...

I never thought I'd be in love with a table.... but I am! Love it and your dining room is so beautiful!!!

Jeff & Kayci said...

Such a neat project! I love it!!! Maybe I should send Jeff to talk to you guys about DIY projects...I have a few I want to do but can't seem to get him excited about them:) Beautiful work!

Maddie said...

This is the most beautiful table I have ever seen!! It totally fits in that kitchen. I love it!

kelsey and murray said...

i am in LOVE with this! it fits perfectly with your decor. i just love your style brit! you are a doll.

emily+brett said...

love how it turned out! brett loves seeing these kind of projects so i will have to show him how the table turned out.

i really wanted to tag along to your shower a few weeks ago. i was bummed i had a craft night that night. hope you got some fun stuff.

Shane and Chelsea Elton said...

Wow, he did an amazing job! And I love how you decorated the whole room. That table looks awesome next to your drapes. You guys make a great team! :)

michael. mindy. dane. said...

very, very cool. i am so impressed! i love the kitchen (from what i can see). more house pics, please!

Trevor Heidi McCoy said...

LOVE IT!!

communikate. said...

holy smokes! i LOVE it! it has such a rustic and yet modern feel to it!

great job guys!

AAES said...

that table is amazing!! good job! i am jealous to say the least!aaaaand the chairs..... eh need-i-say-more!

NattybyDesign said...

This is SO AWESOME! I love it!

Elise and John said...

I love your table! It looks great. Way to go guys

kaysi van dyke fox said...

all i have to say is WOW!!!!!! not only is your kitchen and all of your decor straight out of a magazine, but your table is AH-MAZZZZING!!! i cannot even get over it!! i just want to steal it and put it in my dining room!! haha. i love making your own things because you know that you are going to be the only one with that piece...its just a good feeling!! your house just looks way too cute!!

ok & girl i am feeling your pain right now!!! i remember when i was at the point and i just wanted to hold my baby in my arms!! i was so sick of feeling fat & uncomfortable...it was awful! obviously though it was the most rewarding thing ive ever done & immediately after i saw kruz i said to nick, "he was so worth it, i would do it all over again!!" anyways, what i would do if i could do it all over again is honestly just sleep as much as you can, like a TON because you will def need all of the energy you have & its nice to have a little me time too! also, after the baby is here you will have your hubby to run and grab anything you are worried that you might forget so dont worry about that either. one thing that we have been using the most since the baby has been here is a wipe warmer...it is the best invention ever!! kruz loves it & it keeps him from screaming from the shock of cold wipes!! another thing is get a boppy (im sure a bunch of people have told you this), but i got the "balboa baby" one instead and totally regret it... its not as comfy & is shaped wierd! i feel like i just wrote you a novel and its totally late so im sure this is making NO sense whatsoever & everything is probably a typo, but i had to write you a few pieces of advice of things that ive learned!! oh & drink a TON of water...i retained so much water it was crazy and i really wish i would have drank more because it helps so you dont get so swollen!!

Mallory said...

amazing. It is beyond perfect. Way to go!

Salvage Savvy Gal said...

What a beautiful table, you are very talented!!

Jennifer said...

Lovely table :)

Jen
www.dishesandsocks.com

angela hardison said...

it looks so amazing! great job.

InspireMe said...

DROOL, AMAZING!!!!!

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE THE TABLE . SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL

David and Shalynna said...

I am SO impressed! I can only imagine all the work and creativity that went into this beautiful table.

We're in Maine right now and this table seems like it would fit perfectly in the adorable homes we've been seeing while we drive through the streets. It's absolutely perfect. Tell Grant great job!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Oh, wow. Love the rustic-ness (is that a word?) of the table!

Also love how you paired it with those metal chairs. Verrrry nice. :)

mary said...

LOVE your creative and rustic and unique and fantastic table!!! The whole room is amazing! I have those same chairs in my kitchen and need to post on them soon! I had never seen them in blog land before and now they are popping up all over the place! Love your style! xox! http://theedgeofblue.blogspot.com

Pretty Pauline said...

I love your table! I want your table! *THANK YOU!* for the inspiration!!!!!

Tbabb said...

Wow! That is gorgeous. I LOVE it! Great job Grant! And good luck with your baby! SO SOON! ~Cheryl

MM3 said...

Gorgeous! But it looks more counter height. Do your table-height chairs work?

Devin & Nikki Choules said...

I love the table! I also love your drapes? Did you make them or buy them? Where did you get them??
nchoules19@gmail.com

Pamela said...

Awesome table! Ditto the last comment. Love your curtains! Please do share where ya got um!:)

Sunshine and Lavender said...

So thrilled that you shared this table! It was my pick for Saturday spotlight at The Shabby Chic Cottage :)
~Alison

Jena @ Involving Color said...

This table turned out amazing and the whole space looks great. I'd love to add it to the inspiration galleries on my site and include you in a feature post. What is the wall color? It's a great color! Let me know if you're interested!

Delightful Order said...

Turned out beautifully. Just wanted to let you know that I featured you on my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party today. Stop by and grab a button, if you'd like.

http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_18.html

DaNita

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Great looking table, Brittany and Grant! Having deconstructed 100-yr-old barns to repurpose the wood, I can attest to the fact that old wood like that weighs a ton!

I'm so glad you found the cottage and decided to link to the party. I would love to have you participate each week.

By the way, I just joined you as a follower. Be sure to stop by tonight, and see your table featured.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

Oh this is fabulous!! I stained and distressed my table just until I can get a chance to make my DREAM farmtable! but YOU made it!!

I just made a sunburst mirror and did a faux barn wood finish:-)

I'm off the pin this project and share on FB and Twitter!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Your table is amazing, I can't wait to nose around your blog! Debbie
refreshrestyle.com

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Holy cow! This table is fantastic! I just discovered your blog and I'm excited to follow. Lovin' what I'm seeing!

Rachel Sue said...

I love this table! I am featuring this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to grab a featured button. Thanks!

http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

Liesl said...

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Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

So you're table is awesome...but I've been looking through blogs for color ideas for our new house. Do you know by chance what color grey your walls is called? We're thinking we may use grey and yours is just dark enough to contrast well with white trim, but light enough to make the room seem open.

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

So you're table is awesome...but I've been looking through blogs for color ideas for our new house. Do you know by chance what color grey your walls is called? We're thinking we may use grey and yours is just dark enough to contrast well with white trim, but light enough to make the room seem open.

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