Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Decisions, decisions...keep or sell?

Oh boy...this one is tough to take in the shop and not my dining room!! Last month I found some gorgeous, chunky porch pillars and knew immediately they needed to have a new purpose in life. Lucky for me (and most serendipitous!) my friend and fellow dealer from The Red Chair in Grandview stopped in the store the same week. (By the way, if you have not been in her store on 5th Avenue do stop in, she has some wonderful finds.) Nancy happened to tell me her husband Richard makes fabulous tables, long story short, the table below was born out of that discussion.

Richard found the perfect top, a 100 year old barn door. The patina is stunning! To round out the table top and match the scale of the legs Richard added bread boards to the ends of the table. Old barn wood siding has used to create the skirt.

Isn't she beautiful! Look at those legs! They are about 20 inches around! She's not quite finished. I will seal the table with a clear coat but since I lack a workshop the table is front and center in the window. Thank you Richard!! Some lucky family thanks you too.

This BIG boy's "daddy", Richard, made this exquisite table.

He soon grew tired of our design ramblings and dozed off. What's on his head? Looks like "Candied Apple Red" lipstick! "Mom" Nancy gave him a kiss before he went out on his daily travels!

14 comments:

Sonnie Sue said...

i love it! too cute!

cityfarmer said...

hopefully you can have another one made ...OR take orders from this one and then call it yours!

I'm gonna have to show you my daughter's bulldog,,,

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I love that dog! (and the table!). ;)

That is the very dog I hope to own one day! Well... one of my own, how about that? :)

The table is FABULOUS! Honey, I'd be KEEPING it, if it were me... just sayin... ;)

Hope all is well!!

Ruth

The Green Pea said...

Oh, so cute! love the tie...sandi

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I love that dog! (and the table!). ;)

That is the very dog I hope to own one day! Well... one of my own, how about that? :)

The table is FABULOUS! Honey, I'd be KEEPING it, if it were me... just sayin... ;)

Hope all is well!!

Ruth

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Great looking table and I love how it is put together!~Patti

Kathy said...

What a great table and the chairs are too cute too!!

Hope to stop by your shop one of these days...soon!

Have a wonderful day, Kathy

Rose Garden Romantic said...

That table is wonderful and the doggy is adorable! The ruffled chair covers are so yummy, but my favorite thing in that first photo is the gingerbread trim in the window!!!
Michelle

The Swedish Room said...

Hi,
I love the table, and the chairs are too cute. I can see why you are on the fence.
The Swedish Room

SisterBrendy said...

I'm sooo loving that table! I've had an old barn door that I've not known what to do with...thanks for the inspiration! I really enjoyed stopping in for my whirlwind shopping a few weeks back. I'm so glad I was able to get there before you closed. Your shop, as always, looked so fabulous and you always have it looking fresh and new everytime I stop by! I'll be back soon! Bren from Logan

Paula said...

Hello Lisa,

My box of goodies arrived this afternoon!! Oh, everthything was packed so well and wrapped in my signature color!!! Lisa, the swallows are just perfection ...I adore them. The mercury glass heart is so me! And the violets ... well, one can never have too many of those dainties. Right now they are fragrantly blooming everywhere outside. How I adore this spring flower.

Thank you, so very much for such a lovely transaction. I follow your blog from time to time. Should you ever have a spare moment, I invite you to stop by mine for a peek http://tatteredgold.blogspot.com , I would love to have you!

Best wishes for a pleasant spring,
Paula

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

BeautiFUL.
I see you finally found your white chair slip covers....looks good.

Lori

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great table, Lisa. That's always our dilemma, isn't it? Keep or sell. Luckily I only have a smallish home, so sell is most often the thing. LOVE Richard's dog, what a cutie. Lidy

laura said...

What a gorgeous table! I would definetely keep it. Those chairs are so cute with their ruffles. What a great look.
Wanted to thank you for coming to my blog. Don't know where else to tell you I appreciate it.
Laura