Back in June of 2018 I bought this table at an auction for $1.
It was super ugly. No one else bid on it. Me, I loved it right away. I’m the person who roots for the underdog and this table was definitely the underdog. Kramer was living then and I was sure he could make this “nothing” into a “something”.
Well, it sat and sat until Kramer had the time and an idea. So about 6 months later, he started working on it.
He made a rustic top for it. The boards were flooring boards that had that were leftover from the house remodel. If you’ve been a long time reader you know that we recycled boards from an old farmhouse for our flooring here in this house. He left the chippy gray paint on the boards, stained them, and then varnished over the top. I loved the look. He was very hesitant about it but in the end, liked it.
From there he cut the legs off thinking it would make a great coffee table. I totally agreed.
His intention was to have me paint it and then we’d sell it in our antique booth.
Then Kramer got cancer and passed away. The piece sat in the garage. I couldn’t sell it. It was the last piece we had jointly worked on. It was really sentimental to me. YEP, that’s me getting all sentimental over a one-dollar piece of junk from an auction.
We stumbled over in the garage for about 3 months and then the living room furniture was finally delivered. The way the couch and the loveseat fit together, I needed something in the corner. I needed something exactly this size. We lugged it in from the garage and thought the size was perfect and that solved my want to keep the piece.
Then it sat. It wasn’t painted as we both had intended it to be. Kalissa thought it was fine as it was…me not as much. It sat there as I couldn’t decide what color to paint it. I thought I wanted the graphite Annie Sloan paint…but kept second-guessing…maybe I should do a white or cream. Finally, I decided to just paint it. Any guess on what color I picked?? I picked…. Continue reading