Wednesday, September 28, 2011

From Work Table to Work Table

Here it is in the basement.  It was probably used as a workshop table for over 30 years by the previous owner’s husband before he passed away.
Now the basement work table is an office work table and part of the design reveal that will be happening soon.
I love the idea of using a rustic farm table as an office desk.  And then it dawned on me from the help of my husband that we had one in the basement.
I think my biggest fear was getting it up the narrow stairs and the doorway that angles at the top.  It did it by myself.  With lots of sweat, grunting, a little anger and lots of praying (okay, maybe a lot of grumpiness too). 
I painted layers of bright white, dark gray, gold and a coppery clay color.
Moved the table (yuck)
Wiped with walnut stain to age
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  1. i love the look of this one, rachael! weathered and chic and just right as opposed to the weathered and dirty before!

  2. Oh goodness this is beautiful! I LOVE IT!
    I'd love it if you linked this up to
    I'm a new follower.

  3. It's beautiful. Love the idea of using it as a work table.

  4. This is gorgeous! I adore the rustic look. Love the way it turned out! I wish I had one in my basement :o) Your style is incredible, following now so I can see this room revealed!

  5. Wow, GORGEOUS finish!! Found you through Miss Mustard Seed and now following you:)

  6. Hi Rachael! I would like about 5 of these tables to put end to end for a big Thanksgiving feast!

    I just wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the "Versatile Blogger" award! Here is the link:

    Please pass it on.



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