Years ago, maybe 13 or 14?, I found an old table in my grandma’s garage. It was missing a drawer and looked as though it had been forgotten for a long time. She didn’t know where it came from, or anything about it, but she let me have it.
Glenn made a little drawer for it. I painted the bottom part of it white, and we oiled the wood planks on top and had a piece of glass made to fit it.
We used it for many years as our computer/office table. Later, we used it in the school room to hold 2 computers and assorted papers.
We put the table in our schoolroom when we moved here, but it made the crowded schoolroom feel even more crowded. At the time though, my imaginative juices were a little drained.
Can you see it there in the corner?
A couple of months ago, I got a bee in my bonnet and felt like mixing things up a bit. I cleared everything off of it and Noah helped me move it to the kitchen. The temporary “island” we had been using was a utility table from Costco. We put it in the school room to take the place of the old table.
And I have loved having Grandma’s old table for our kitchen island! It’s wider and longer, and a little shorter than the utility table so the girls can reach it easier.
But….. I really wanted a low shelf on it.
So I traipsed out to my private salvage yard and looked for something that might work. I found 3 boards that looked perfect.
And Glenn found a piece of trim, which he cut in 2 pieces to use for the supports underneath the shelf.
I’m sure you can guess that I sanded them, with Noah’s help, primed one a coat and then painted 2 thin coats of our white trim paint. Then I distressed the boards a little. I’m sure they’re going to get a lot more distressed over time, so I decided to start them out that way so it would all look very deliberate in the end. ;)
And here it is!
I’ve been needing a little more room for my really big pot, and this is the perfect spot for it!
The old white paint I had used years ago matched the new trim paint almost exactly. I just did some long, sweeping brush strokes here and there all around it, and then sanded the edges a little. It already had a nice amount of distressing all over, so there was not much to do.
As for the schoolroom table, I put a white table cloth over it and it feels much less cramped in that corner now!
I painted the window trim around the same time. I think the room feels like it took a deep breath!
Ahhh…. a little more space for all of us.
Don’t you think so?