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Monday, July 28, 2008

Farm Table Fantasy

This is my tea setting on our new farm table! Where is the farm table, you ask? Well, I'm getting ahead of myself! Here it is! Lovely, is it not? Shabby, but not chic (yet.)
Here it is again showing finer detail (See the Home Depot price tag on one of the planks?) Here's a close up of my husband's work bench including the top of a kitchen stool that was last month's repair project, my toddler's red toy truck, a can of deodorant used to ignite a home spun potato gun, 2 gallons of deck paint, a box of 2 year old ceramic tiles for our laundry room, ant spray, a bisquit cutter purchased specifically for our farm table and other GUY STUFF! This would be a great post: "What's on your husband's work bench?" Doug is working hard on my dream table in his hot garage. Doug was even getting sympathy from our neighbors who brought him a cold beer! Drawer openings carved out of the table skirt. Look at the sweat outline on Doug's hat! Now we have an injury. Doug dropped the table on his leg. Blood, sweat. . . no tears, yet! The skirt is on! She's got legs! Future drawer (8 of them) for silverware, napkins, napkin rings, place cards, tea lights, linens, place mats. . . here come the tears. . . of joy! I'm getting ahead of myself, again. The table is IN (requiring a neighbor to help), PAINTED (I applied the first coat in the morning and the second coat at midnight) and READY TO USE (minus the 8 drawers.) Doug was called out on a business trip, so the drawers were put on hold. In the meantime, I bought 8 white wicker chairs on clearance at Pier One Imports and white chair pads at Ikea. Two of the wicker chairs I use at my desk . They are easily accessible for more guest seating.The other 4 white chairs and the 2 blue upholstered chairs were part of our former dining set. SOMEDAY, I hope to find PINK upholstered chairs! Shhh. . . Doug doesn't know, yet! Okay, Doug is back from his business trip. He's been working on the drawers for the past 2 weekends. Here they are! Five of the eight drawers are filled with silverware.My Lenox Village Collection Silverware that my sister bought me years ago.A double set of extra silverware for company. My Christmas silverware.The "good stuff!" Rose and Leaf Pattern by the National Silver Company. I bought the little spoons with ceramic handles on Ebay a few years ago.Silverware purchased before our wedding. The finish is called Rose Gold. It matches the rose gold trim on our wedding china. I think we've used this set only 4 times.Now I have drawer space for items that are readily accessible. You know, items that were hidden in other clutter and rarely used because it took too much effort to find them. Now I have no excuse! Ahhh. . . , now I can sip coffee and nibble on little cookies by candlelight. . . pondering about table linens, place settings, the centerpiece, guest favors. . . when is a girl to rest? What's that I hear? Four kids calling for their mommy? Oh that's me! Time to go!

38 comments:

Steph said...

Whoa! What a talented hubby you have! That is fantastic! I am jealous!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awesome table! white colour with drawers for silverware & napkins.. lovely!. yes, I am so jealous!.. hehehe

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Ding Ding Ding !! You get the prize for the "Best Dining Room Table Ever On This Earth". It puts my little 7 foot long table that I was so proud of to complete and udder shame!! Mine has no drawers, :( .......LOL

OMG it is FABULOUS and I am drunk with envy. You should be so darned proud of him. Ya know what? I think he gets "Man Of The Year" for that one!! Hug his neck for me too!!

Enjoy it for many many years!!

Becky

debi said...

ooooohhhh!! i'm so jealous. what a beautiful table...it matches perfectly with your lovely home.

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

oh my... it is gorgeous! you lucky girl to have such a wonderful hubby =) enjoy! debbie

emily said...

I'm so jealous! What a great table your hubby made for you! LOVE the chair you put with it!!

emily

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Your farm table is gorgeous and it looks so fabulous with those chairs! I love the slipcovered chair, FAB!

Debbie Kay said...

Oh dear Cindy:

You married a prince of a man to furnish your beautiful castle.....I envy your wares and covet your beautiful table (forgive me Lord) and applaude your amazing style.....absolutely, positively GORGEOUS.....

With Love,

Debbie Kay

G├╝ldem said...

what a beautiful table:)enjoy it:)

Forever Vintage said...

Your hubby did a fabulous job! Luv it.

simple~needs said...

thats simply beautiful!!!

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful!!!! I love it and the chairs! You have a wonderful collection of silverware!
Have a great day!
Kim

The Rose Cottage said...

Cindy, it is marvelous, and of course you had to go out and buy more chairs already, you are so organised girl! Tell Doug he deserves something special for all of his hard work, and injuries, you are one lucky girl, and it is just perfect for your large family and extended family. I am sooooo happy for you :)
Ohhh, and I have never known anyone with so much silverware!

Suzie Button said...

Husbands like this just prove there are GREAT men out there! How sweet that he made this for you! It's stunning and I love all your silverware sets too!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Just beautiful!! Love the mismatched chairs too!

CIELO said...

Oh Cindy, I'm in love--with your husband! :) wow, what a wonderful job he did! Beautiful!!!! I love it and the chairs... just gorgeous!

Enjoy your new additions, my friend, and kudos to you husband for such a great job!

Hugs

cielo

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Very cool! LOVE all you silverware!
YUM!

m ^..^

Pink Slippers said...

I must say some husbands are just so darn GREAT! When you are sitting there with candles and tea ask him to join you. Have a great day.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Wow wow wow! I hardly have the words to say how awesome I think this is! How blessed you are with a husband who can do something like this! He is really talented! That is the most incredible table. I am beyond impressed. It is so beautiful with those beautiful wicker chairs, and you have set it so pretty! Those drawers are just amazing and perfect for holding the silverware. Hey, has Doug got a single, equally talented brother? lol

Kady

boobunny said...

OMG that table is awesome!!!!!! I love it!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Cindy!

My goodness, your farm table turned out fabulous and I LOVE all the drawers filled with unique different utensils! Clever as can be! Love your home and gardens!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Lynne Laura said...

Wow Cindy, completely impressed and you really did get this done quickly...lucky you and lucky you to have such a big room to put this darling table in. Just love the whole look and the drawers make it simply perfect. Way to go.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Joanne Kennedy said...

How lovely is that! What a great husband you have. Making you not only a wonderful table but a family heirloom. That is great.

Love all the silverware you have.

Hugs,
Joanne

Mermaid Queen said...

What a man! You have an amazing husband to do all that work. Your room is breathtaking. Have a great weekend Cindy. ~Martha

willywagtail said...

Hats of to your husband! Eight drawers and a table! What a man!Love the white paint and the mix and match chairs heaps too. Cherrie

Mrs. Thoughtskoto said...

I love it all!
Yesterday, we were looking for a dining table to furnish our house. I just couldn't find what I really want. After finding your blog today, I can't help but envy you for that pretty table you have.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is a great table! What a nice husband! It looks like it will be the center of many wonderful times for your family and friends!

Tracie~MPMaison said...

Hi Cindy,
The table's beautiful. I love that Lennox tableware - one of the other times I was here, you were showing your spice jars I think. Boy, I wish I would have sent for that collection when it came out, it is so cute. How nice of your sister to get the collection for you. Love your bridal silverware too.

I wish my husband could make me a table, but he always maintains my computer issues ;) anyway, love, love, love that table!

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

WOW!!!! That is utterly Breathtaking!! What a super talented hubby you have there!! I adore the chairs I dont think Ive seen anything as sweet as them. Wish we had some like that here!!
Your Blog is amazing Im coming back for sure and am just going to add you to my FAV's now!
Mandii

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a lucky girl! I LOVE that table and the gorgeous chairs! Looks so romantic and lovely. What a wonderful spot for family gatherings and holidays!

Blessings,
Stacey

ps-when can your husband come build me one? :) hehe

miss gracies house said...

Awesome table-I never would have thought to do the little drawers-ingenious! I think I like the scalloped chairs the best, though!
Your hubby's definitely a keeper!
Rene'

libertybellepa said...

that is one beautiful table - your husband is very handy!
i love it

lori

Kerryanne English said...

Cindy, I truly have 'Table Envy'.

Table envy I tell you - are you hearing me. I'm too darn gob smacked to say anything else.....table envy - I want it...badly. I even have the perfect space for it. Only trouble is, I'm in Australia so we can't even share it. I'll just have to keep popping back to drool.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Heidi Ann said...

WOW - that table is completely fabulous, and the chairs look great with it!
P.S. On a completely different subject - um, what kind of cookies are those?

Cottagecheap said...

What a gorgeous table. I am impressed.

Did he have a pattern or is he just a "idea to finish" guy?

I love your blog. I am new to blogging and loving this community

Amy said...

Your pictures are breathtaking! I adore the silverware collection and the chairs are too wonderful!!
I am a fan of chairs.
Amy

Shirl @ "Got more time than money" said...

Your blog is beautiful and inspiring and you have been added to the "interesting blogs" on my site. Love all your DIY's! So creative and lovely. - shirl

Lady Katherine said...

love the table and chairs!