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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Old is New

Diane at A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words is hosting Trash to Treasure Tuesday today. Go visit to see what things people are "reinventing". I hate to throw things away - so often they are possessions of someone who has meant something special. That's the case with my table pictured below. This table set in our basement loaded down with my mom's sewing machine and sewing supplies when I was a kid. It had been her mom's dining room table. Mom remembers throwing her coat on it when she came in from school which irritated her mom no-end. As my mom and dad were getting ready to downsize this table was going "to go". I couldn't let that happen. So my husband and I brought it home; cut the legs down; stripped the really dark stain from it; and polyurathaned it. There you have it - a beautiful coffee table. Now, you ask, did I throw away the leftover legs? Are you kidding - NO! They are used as bases for displaying birdhouses or "what have you".


10 comments:

Deb said...

What a great way to repurpose your family table. I love the story (and memories) behind it!

Melissa Wertz said...

Your table is beautiful and what a great story! Good job of redoing it.

Pat said...

Hi Pam!

The coffee table looks brand new! You and your husband did a great job on it.

I loved the trick that was played by your husband on your grandchildren on Halloween! They are so cute. I'm expecting my first grandchild soon --can't wait!

HUgs, Pat

Jeanne said...

What a gorgeous coffee table that turned out to be. A great idea for a lovely treasure. I love the legs.

Hugs...Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Pam, thanks for your visit and comment. We live in Franklin, NC. We are in the mountains about an hours drive from the Smokey Mountain National Park. The cabin is next to our home.

Hugs, Jeanne

Pat said...

Hi Pammiejo

I added you to my favorites also! Thanks!

You are so right about the "worry list" lol --I am already doing that!

Hugs, Pat

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Pammiejo,
This is a great idea for a table! It looks wonderful in your home.

Thanks for playing along and linking to Trash to Treasure!

Darlene said...

That table turned out great!! FABULOUS trash to treasure make-over on it!

bj said...

I'm lovin' your beautiful table. I did this same thing once with the cutest little drop-leaf dining table. Enjoyed that as a coffee table for years and years...then, being totally OUT OF MY MIND, I sold it in a garage sale....Woe is me...why did I do it?? I want it back!! haha..got another, tho....
love, bj

bj said...

ooo, and meant to say that I love your blog background...come over to see me and you will see why....
love, bj