Tuesday, June 24, 2014

From Table Top to Wall Art

You might remember last year when I painted this table. I picked it up at the Salvation Army around ten years ago for thirty bucks. My son and I used it for a school table until he went to high school and then it was relegated to the back porch. I then slapped an ugly coat of red paint on it, decided that was hideous and covered it up with a table cloth.

The table seemed like it would be useful, but the truth is we just never ate out on our porch. The table was wobbly from having been taken apart and put back together so many times, the chairs were the wrong height, so while it looked charming it wasn't practical. Time for change (get it?). Here's a recap of the table redo. Here's the link if you want the details: Time To Update a Table.

Here's the "table's" new function--being awesome. And yes I have looked at clock kits to make it a functional timepiece but it's a bit thicker than the ones I've found so far.

Oh! And the bottom of the table got a new life as a pedestal for a statue on the porch. There's no rule that says you have to use pieces the way they were intended.


  1. Hi! I'm popping in to visit after you commented on my blog. No need to put the coffee on, I brought my own. :) I love your table redo, and I've had fun reading through some of your older posts. We are similar in a lot of ways. I have chickens and goats, you have chickens and bees (Oh, I might need to get some advice on keeping bees!), you're an empty nester, I'm ... not. :) But we both strive to simplify, live a full life, and embrace and enjoy the changes that come along. So, Hello! I'll be visiting often.

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm guessing you'd enjoy beekeeping and I would love to have goats but I'm in an actual suburb (though thankfully with no neighborhood association) so I think that might be pushing things a bit. Enjoyed your blog as well!

  3. Nice repurpose. I love clock faces. I have a real weakness for them. Yours turned out great.


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