Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kitchen Table Dream

Industrial kitchen table, mason's mortar board, farmhouse table
Many of the changes in the kitchen were from my dreams.

One of my dreams was what the new kitchen table would look like.

It had to be crusty and rusty.

And distressed.

Yet usable as an eating surface.

Also it had to have an industrial look.

So here is my dream kitchen table.

It all started at a garage sale down the street. Melissa always has great things left over from her design business.

Two pieces of distressed wood were being used as tables for smalls.

My niece Leia spied them first and pointed out there was my kitchen table.

Alas, Melissa said they were spoken for, but she had one extra over in a corner.

1940's mason table top.

Years of mixing mortar.

Zinc-wrapped ends.

Carriage bolts to hold the slats together.

Genuine lime-washed pickled finish.

Rough from the embedded gravel bits.

There was only one person to make this a table.

Jerry Adams, a fellow dealer at Riverfront Antique Mall, is an excellent builder of rustic furniture.

He sanded the top and gave it the soft sheen of multiple coats of satin varnish.

He found old casters to use.

The top alone weighs about sixty pounds - I needed a way to roll it back and forth.

Then Jerry created this base and distressed it with gray paint.

The shelf and the angled legs add to the table's beauty.

The top can be unscrewed from the brackets underneath.

It took four of us to tote it around the house and into the kitchen.

We have enjoyed our meals around the table.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I am obsessed with this table.

I will show it again when I reveal the breakfast room completed.

Thanks, Jerry.

It is my dream come to life.

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  1. Can't wait to see the finished remodel!

  2. I predict it will be a workroom table too! Ha! That's what all of mine are. We can't eat at a table. They're all full of treasures. But I love your table & I'm looking forward to the final reveal too!

  3. It is gorgeous!! I love that your dream became a reality!

  4. The table is wonderful and I can't wait for the final reveal.

  5. Nice to have a dream fulfilled!

  6. Love the table, I often think if furniture can talk what a fabulous story vintage furniture could tell! Everything is brilliant about this table . Its a masterpiece and a forever piece. Enjoy Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  7. Donna, I'm glad that Jerry was able to make your dream kitchen table reality! I love, love, love it.
    Can't wait to see the big reveal.


  8. Miss Donna; I am in Love with your Beautiful Table!!!
    It is absolutely Stunning!!!
    I can not wait to see everything, once your remodel is finished.
    You are beyond Lucky that you were able to have your vision of your Dream Table come to life!!!
    I can not wait to see what else you will show to us!!! XOXO

  9. Great table Donna ... Enjoy.
    Audrey Z.

  10. Love the table and cannot wait to see the reveal.

  11. Marvelous table, Donna! It's a good feeling when your dreams come true! We'll all enjoy seeing the finished look!

  12. OMG what a wonderful table for your kitchen. I come from a masonry family ... It is great when you dream something and it happens.

  13. Love it Donna--what an amazing find turned amazing creation. Looking forward to your final "reveal" :)

  14. Simply amazing!! Beautiful!!

  15. Love it! I'm glad Jerry shared your vision. Now, I can't wait to see it with the rest of the room!

  16. This is definitely a unique piece that you'll cherish for years!


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