Now it's half the size...
I bought 4 pre-cut boards from Lowe's and then used one of the old side supports that I took off the legs to make some braces to attach the boards to.
I thought about using old weathered fence boards but I don't have any of those so I found this "Weathered Gray" stain.
Rust-Oleum 269394 Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, 32-Ounce, Weathered Gray
I was so happy with the results, it looks just like old wood!
I painted the table base "cake batter" white and then attached the new top.
And then a funny thing happened... I fell in love with it!
I was originally planning to take it down to my space at the antique mall to sell but I love it too much!
It's a little wide for a sofa table as originally planned but I think it looks so adorable in this corner of my dining room!
I had fun decorating it too... everything is from shopping my own house.
The big jar with white twinkle lights inside looks so pretty at night! I layered an old screen on the wall with a chalkboard propped in front. Then I added a smaller jar, a stack of my favorite vintage white bowls, a little piggy cutting board and a small book page pennant banner to create a little vignette I just love!
For now my cutting board collection is on top of this basket but I have another plan for displaying them soon!
The canning jar with the zinc lid was found originally at the thrift shop for $4. The piggy cutting board was also a thrift store score for $1.99, and I've been picking up the bowls when I see them at thrift shops and yard sales. I don't think any of them were more than .99 cents.
I made the little book page pennant banner.
The chalkboard is actually an old window out of my first house. I had the glass replaced with a window years ago. To make it into a chalkboard I just used chalkboard contact paper so when I get bored with this look I can just peel off the contact paper!
This awesome macrame plant holder was another thrift store find and was just $4.99!
The twinkle lights even look pretty during the day :o)
I love this little corner of my dining room now!
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