Monday, January 21, 2013

Recycled antique family table

This is the table that my dad grew up with.
 He is sure that it's well over a hundred years old.
 It was used for eating, farming chores, butcher chores (if you know what I mean) and all in between. Notice it's only three wide boards. This pic shows the boards after some cleaning.
 It had been stored in a barn for years so it needed some loving care.



This shows how the table looks after I turned the boards over and cleaned them.
 Underneath seemed to have preserved the wood better.


I decided to put a white wash over the boards to lighten it up a bit
 but still show some of the grain of the old wood.
 Then I topped it with several coats of a clear sealer. It's serving us very well on our back porch. Family meals, crafts and whatever. It's nice to use something that your ancestors used as well.


If you'll notice the legs of the table.
 They are made of an old bed post. Even back then they knew recycling was important.
 Bed posts into repurposed table legs. I guess I get this recycling thing honest! Don't you think?




"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

27 comments:

  1. This table is pretty and so special. I love this.

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  2. It is great that you can keep a family piece of furniture and use it today and it is a great table :)

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  3. Oh I love it, keeping heirlooms is such a passion of mine. This is fabulous. I would love to have you link up to my Inspire Me party tomorrow afternoon. http://www.astrollthrulife.net. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Visiting from the Farm Blog Hop. Awesome! My old farm table makes me smile every time I walk past it. Love the green chair too.

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  5. Love the history behind the table! It's great that you are building new memories around it.

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  6. Love your table! My husband just made us a table from repurposed wood that my father cut on his farm many years ago. Yes, Back when they were expert recyclers because they had to be.

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  7. So very neat. I love that you are still able to find a place to get good use at it! Thanks for sharing at our link it or lump it party.

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  8. Love it! Isn't it fun to be able to still use something today that was around a long time ago? Especially with the memories attached to it.

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  9. I just love your recycled antique family table and I bet it brings back many good meals from your childhood. Very nice!


    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  10. What a beautiful table, I love furniture that has been in the family for a long time. Thanks for sharing your project on the HomeAcre Hop, hope to see you again tomorrow! - Nancy The Home Acre Hop

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  11. This table is wonderful and I love the white wash--great job!

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  12. Well ... I love the legs and that they were repurposed to make a table. Wonderful farmhouse table. Glad you were able to put it to a good use and recall the memories. Looks great.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  13. What a wonderful recycle and I love that it hold so many memories for your family. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  14. Love this table... I bet you and your family do too!
    I mean it's just a table...but it's so pretty and functional...and well loved!

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  15. Not just a recycled family table! You can now call it a family "Heirloom"! You did a beautiful job on restoring it. When my father "retired" over 20 years ago from his construction company, he continued his passion for wood and building and made some of the most wonderful tables and such from "reclaimed" items. One of My favorites he made for me, was a fern stand made from drawer fronts! Dad passed away last year and I am so fortunate to have many hand made items from him :-)
    http://acitywithoutaswing.blogspot.com/2015/04/tomato-tales.html

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  16. Wow, I am so jealous! I love that table especially it's beautiful legs!

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  17. Great way to give new life to an old piece of furniture. You've done such a great job with it. I'd love you to drop by and and your pin to Our Favourite Things Pinterest Party. http://bitly.com/1HhK9mn Then link up at ‪#‎2UsesTuesday‬ http://bit.ly/1G1X08f because this project is just perfect or TUT!

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  18. Dropping by from Home Sweet Home #217 party. This is a wonderful table and has such character and is definitely a keeper. Great job on the makeover.

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  19. Love your antique table Lyn...it is truly a treasure. Boy if it could only talk just think of what it could tell you about your dad's youth! Thank you for sharing at SYS and have a wonderful week!
    XO Barbara

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  20. This looks so incredible! I'm always so amazed by your talent. Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

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  21. What a wonderful treasure you created!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

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  22. That is wonderful! Love the bedposts! Thanks for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  23. Fabulous Friday is next week, had to post pone it because just moved into a new home, see you next week and thanks for sharing your last post you are a feature for next week love the table
    Hugs Maria

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  24. Such a special piece! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-143.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  25. The Weekly Feature Series is live. You are one of the 25 features that are in the Series. Here is the link so you can check it out. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-feature-series_18.html Happy Week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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