Monday, July 15, 2013

Barn Door Table

I found an old barn door at a new shop that opened nearby.  
I had been searching for a rustic outdoor table and when I saw this, 
I knew it would work.

We thought about using some old sawhorses for the legs ~
but they were really hard to find.
We settled for making some legs with 4x4's.
I am going to distress the table legs with a mixture of
steel wool and vinegar as I have seen on Pinterest.

At the same store I found this old rusty ring to use for an 
outdoor light.
I found the grape lights at Walmart.

I've been picking up mismatched chairs at yardsales and Goodwill.
I still need a few more.

There is a lip around the edge of the table, 
but we ate out last night and it was just fine.

I found this cool wooden bowl at Goodwill for a couple dollars.

The door had rusty hinges that we have left on for now.

There is a rusty piece of strapping too.
I want to keep it but the hubby wants to remove it.
What do you think - does it stay or does it go?

I can't wait to host some summer dinners here!

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  1. Keep the rusty strap, please!! It adds so much character to the table. I love the outdoor setting that you've created. Inspiring and beautiful!

  2. Wow, how cool! I love your table (keep the strapping, what a great accent!), I love your yard, your home and barn or garage or whatever that cool wood shake building is. I love furniture outside, and all those chairs make the scene even more adorable! Congrats on the sweet idea and getting it done!

  3. I love it and want it. Perfect!!! I am sharing on my FB page tonight:)

  4. OMG - how gorgeous - the table of course - but other than that, the entire setting - looks like Eden to me
    Sheer perfection - would love to be having dinner there right about now :)
    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style

  5. Fabulous table made from your wonderful barn door!! I can just picture lots of family and friends around that table with good food and lots of talk and laughter.
    Mary Alice

  6. Oh I absolutely love it. What a fabulous table and the chairs are all perfect too. Great setting, Love , love, love it all. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is live now. - - - Hugs, Marty

  7. I LOVE your table! I think I would have every meal outside! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

  8. Just gorgeous! What a wonderful job. I have so many odds and ends chairs and now I know what to do with them when we finally move [next month]. Just gorgeous.

    I am with you - I like the strap. And the grapes lights just make me smile. Reminds me of something my Mom and beloved MIL had in the 70s. Perfect!


  9. I always love mix-matched chairs. Nice job on the table. I would remove the strap. Won't you lose a place at the table otherwise? I don't know why I'm being practical! Is it malleable enough to re-use?

    Sami from Pontifical's Porch

  10. Keep the strap!! Love the table!!

  11. Love the barn door table! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love the different chairs and creative ring with lights too!


  12. this makes a great table. your whole arrangement is wonderful..found you from Rooted in Thyme...
    love, Mona

  13. I love this! The rusty strap is frosting on the cake. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Blessings, Patti

  14. The table looks fabulous, the setting is so nice, and great job on the lights, bet that was a lot of work.
    Have a great weekend.

  15. I've been going through your blog, and have really enjoyed it. I'm still waiting for my home, yours looks lovely. We are your newest followers, we would love for you to join us.
    Jeannie and Linda
    The French Hen's Nest

  16. What a fantastic table - so perfect for an outdoor setting! I with your hubby on removing the strap, only because I could see it getting in the way of place settings and eating.

  17. I love what you've done with this table so much! I really love your blog too.


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