So this morning I woke up at 6 am, made breakfast, made lunches, got the kids ready for school, finished that last little bit of homework, found everyone’s shoes, and made it out the door in time to meet the bus. The boys and I waited for about 20 minutes (while getting attacked by mosquitos) and the dang thing never showed. Since we are at a new stop (just added last week), I figured they forget us and went to get the car to drive them to school. Well guess what? Turns out it’s Colombus Day and there isn’t school. Columbus Day! Argh…we all could of just slept in if I wasn’t such a hot mess who never checks the calendar.
Anyway, that story has nothing to do with the post today….I just figured y’all might enjoy laughing at my oversight (and perhaps you’ve done the same thing?). The post today is actually about a super simple project where uploading pictures and writing about it is the most difficult part.
Thing is, I kinda already own the table, it sits on the back porch in our current house.
It sat on the front porch in our last house –
And before that it sat on my parent’s front porch for as long as I can remember (I tried to find a picture of it but came out empty handed….that would have brought this post full circle).
I’ve always really liked the table, but I also kind of hated it. It’s always been super unstable, it would tip over at the slightest touch and pretty much anything I’ve ever put on it has ended up broken. I’m almost certain the wobble factor is the reason it was handed down to me in the first place.
But that World Market table looked super sturdy, so I hopped on Amazon and bought some hairpin legs (16 inch) and pulled out the sledgehammer….
After the table was good and destroyed it only took a few screws to attach the new legs. I wanted to attach them as wide as possible even if they weren’t all lined up and perfect…it’s a weird table anyway so we’re just gonna go with it.
And guess what? Sturdiest table EVER. Hairpin legs are awesome.
Then we sanded it down to give the top a fresh start, and since I wanted to have a natural finish I used Howards Feed-N-Wax. This is the same stuff I used on the antique door hardware and what I use to clean my stainless steel appliances… in other words, you need some.
And here it is, now living its new life as an actual functional table.
I had planned for this to just be a temporary coffee table that we would put back outside when Adam built the “real” one, but we’ve been using it for about a week and I’m kinda in love with it. I think it may just stay forever.
Also, that is a sneak peek of a project we are working on in the kitchen and dining room! The wood ceiling is pretty much my favorite thing ever (you can see more on Instagram), it’s just so cozy and warm. I hope to photograph the finished product tomorrow so I can get a post out this week!
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