Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Table Project Update



More sneak peeks of the table project!

Isn't it amazing? It's enormous. And weighs 300 pounds or so. I love it so much! I know I owe more details and sources — a full post with more pics is coming.
Now. Do I leave it as is? Or try to age it to
look like this one?

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41 Comments:

Blogger Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! What a treasure.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:54:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Love it!! I would age it for sure, though!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:56:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous maya | springtree road said...

i say let it age naturally. :) it's gorgeous. i wish i had such a handy nephew! :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 5:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I say age that wood a bit as it would go great with the banged up metal look.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Robin said...

fun table! i say age it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:00:00 PM EDT  
Blogger +L said...

i just love the way these tables look all beat up. i'd say give it a little headstart and let your kids do the rest. nice job nephew!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:01:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Damaris said...

pretty. I think you should leave it the way it is

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:17:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Mixing Bowl Mama said...

Oh I can't believe how great that looks. I agree with others and do think you should age it. Was applying the metal difficult? we have the existing table and my husband just can get his head around adding metal to it..he thinks it will be so challenging.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:40:00 PM EDT  
Blogger kristen said...

Leave as is! It will age naturally and you will be glad you didn't fiddle with it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:41:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Carolyne said...

I think it looks fabulous as is! I'd definitely leave it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

Too cool! I don't know a thing about wood working, but I would think you'd want to seal the wood somehow too. I would think stained and aged like the picture you posted would be great. Or you could paint the legs white and age it that might look cool, depending on your other decor. Looking forward to more pics of the table (and your new digs).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 7:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger i love plum said...

Oh please give us a step by step...I want one!!! Age it :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 7:25:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous amyks said...

Love it! I am sure that you will figure out what looks best, your nephew has a talent, lucky you!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 8:26:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrific table - I would age it!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 8:31:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous saraa said...

that looks great!! And I like it without the wood finish in that wel-lit locatio. I agree with maya...let it age naturally.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 8:32:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Emily - The Motherhood said...

Wow, I'm so impressed and can't wait to see your full post on it!!!! I agree on the aging!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 8:47:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Destiny said...

Age It!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:42:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would let your kids help age it. It would be a great memory in your new home and beginning!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 10:46:00 PM EDT  
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:18:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Autumn said...

Hmm. Hard to say. I'm thinking naturally. Maybe?!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:30:00 PM EDT  
Blogger becca fleming said...

Are you giving the steel a finish? I've seen great things done with a simple round sander on metal! Gives the table a really subtle texture like the one in the picture you posted of the inspiration table. As for the wood... I'm torn... I love natural wood! Such a lovely project!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 11:38:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kaylin Keres said...

so cool! i would definitely age it. though it looks amazing as it is now, i think aging it would make the table look even more one-of-a-kind.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 12:10:00 AM EDT  
Blogger k a t y said...

age it.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 7:26:00 AM EDT  
Blogger swell news said...

I have a feeling if is going to age all on it's own just fine! I might comsider aging or darkening the wood just a tiny bit?? Looks fab!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 8:52:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Mariah said...

I would age it for sure; it looks great now, but I love the look of the aged wood. Great job! :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:36:00 AM EDT  
Blogger MamaChristy said...

I'm in the "let it age naturally" camp, but whatever you do it will look great. Let us know what you decide!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 10:21:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Sarah said...

The table is looking great! It's going to look wonderful!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:04:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Lucy C said...

This is looking stunning already, I can't wait till you post some more photos.

I think this is one of those objects that will just get better with time.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:20:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous mary said...

Oh my God. This is awesome! I would definitely age it...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11:56:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous wendy said...

awesome. i would totally age it. great job!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 12:09:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Alie said...

I love it as is. The kids will age it soon enough. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 1:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger bec said...

Leave it. I love how it looks now!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 3:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger UK lass in US said...

You could loan it to me for a year or so. My kids have become quite skillful at giving furniture that old beat up look in a very short amount of time...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 4:05:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Shari said...

Please let it age naturally...you will be so much happier with the look over the years as your family lives their lives around it.

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 5:24:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Carrie said...

I think the aged looks good, BUT I like the top of the table as is. If you're going to be using it as an art table as well, it's nice to have a smooth surface for drawing on, and it will make an awsome place to role out clay! Besides, your kids will naturally age it if they are anything like my kids!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 5:59:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mrs boo radley said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect!

We *so* have to try this...

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger mrs boo radley said...

Oh, and to answer your question about aging...well, I guess I can't really answer it, because I'm torn too!

Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:58:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Age it for sure.

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 10:09:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Karen/twinmom said...

to let it age naturally will take many, many years (the wood portion). and forget about evenness with kids in the picture. i'd try to stain the legs with something natural to give it a head start, like coffee grounds. try it on scraps first, of course. then a good waxing or sealer - but wax will allow it to beautify further, while still protecting it. or a tinted wax... that will let the grain through, also. there are lots of natural options!
it's gorgeous tho - enjoy it!

Monday, June 1, 2009 at 2:28:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Dawn said...

Dying for the instructions for this table!! It is oh so fabulous.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 at 2:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Ruby said...

Just hoping that you haven't forgotten about posting how you created the table. I was directed to this blog because I also want to make a table, and now I love your site!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 8:58:00 PM EDT  

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