Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trash to Treasure.

I found a base and reclaimed wood for our long awaited coffee table from my trip to Schillers. My brother in law, Bibb, works out of our detached garage, rent free. In exchange, I ask him to help with projects around the house.

Here's a look at the base:



While at the salvage yard, I also purchased a bundle of wood reclaimed from a tobacco barn. We cut the wood to size. Take a look at the tabletop:

The finished product:

Very industrial, with a hint of feminine character in the curled base.

And here's an adorable touch Bibb added when he welded it together:

It's a luxury to know a craftsman who can assemble and create the design that's in my head. Thank you Bibb.

13 comments:

Francesca said...

gorgeous!

Heather J said...

That really is a treasure. It' gorgeous.

sarah.wandering. said...

Lovely. Great job. Loving the rustic top.

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Beautiful!! Definitely a piece to treasure!

Jenna said...

Love, love, love this!... It's my perfect idea of a coffee table and fits perfectly in your house!

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Ooh, I love your coffee table. Such a great mix of feminine curves and rustic iron and wood. I love the note on it too :), how sweet.

Teri Andrea said...

i am so proud of this, and it's not even mine! good job, bibbers & ash! :)

chair up said...

I need a Bibb in my life! How fantastic that he can help you with your projects. That table is just so gorgeous. I love the mix of rustic and elegant, LOVE IT!
Angex

paula said...

so beautiful!

Rebecca @ gibbgabb said...

That table is ahmazing! i just adore reading your blog every time you post!

you are one of my favs so i have a little award for you on my blog today! :)

Pink Wallpaper said...

LOVE!!

annie said...

everything about your new table is so cool! What a vision you had...you must be thrilled with the results.

Tara Lauren said...

What an amazing find! So jealous!