i love to make things. however, many a homemade item has been unraveled, recycled, thrown out, or started over by me. i am my own worst enemy when it comes to creating something. the perfectionist in me sees all the little goof ups and pretty soon that is all i can notice.
justin also loves to create things, so when we work on something together he tends to even out my craziness and we come out with a decent product. i had this great idea of making a patio table out of a door. we have been wanting a larger table for entertaining and i thought a door would be the perfect size, not just any door i might add, a metal door. i love the industrial look. and somehow everything fell right into place today, from the finds to the assembly everything went smooth. this is a DIY project that i am lovin'.
next up, city liquidators: hair pin legs in vintage teal 30 dollars (plus four additional chairs to match the ones we bought last season)
(i am loving that vintage blue color and the bottoms adjust to uneven surfaces, perfect for our cracked patio)
final destination, ace hardware: heat flange (to go where the doorknob was) and screws for about a buck fifty.
(to fill in the doorknob hole)
(remove old hardware)
attach new awesome legs
add crazy harsh non-earth friendly chemicals to remove old paint
scrape(gently)old paint off. we had to go back and spot check
drum roll please.....
we added some candles from ikea
justin also is adding a protective coat to the top to keep the metal nice.
we also are on the search for some sweet 50's tablecloths as the table will sear your skin right off in the heat of the day.