When I say I am obsessed with lovely old patina… what I mean is…
I am obsessed with lovely old patina.
Give me allllll the old original patina and I am a happy girl.
I covet that patina and search high and low for it. And when I find it, I hug it like it is a long lost friend. I walked into the Re-Store recently and found the exact door I was looking for…well, kind of.
More on that soon. But the exciting find of the day was something else.
A pile of wood.
Fabulous right? haha. I know what you are thinking. Why in the world are you sharing a photo of a pile of wood. This my friends… is not just a pile of wood.
This is a stack of thick old vintage oak planks. Chunky and delicious and covered in weathered patina. This is so many good projects in the making.
I was walking by ready to pay for that fabulous crusty door 🙂 and that pile of wood stopped in my tracks.
Of course, by now you know I loaded up several of them.
Enough for a couple of projects- and one in particular that I had been wanting to do all.year.long.
When I was photographing everything for my book- I waited and waited on the dining room. Because I was searching for a ‘new’ old table top.
To no avail.
So… the new old table top didn’t make the book BUT- it is in.the.house now.
Here is what the dining table looked like before.
Fun fact: My boys built this dining table for me. Yes indeed.
So it is a special kind of piece for more than one reason.
And here it is with the chunky, crusty, fabulous boards in place.
AHHHH!! So much love!!
My son Cullan came over last week to help with a few projects around the house for some upcoming projects… and he replaced the boards on the table while he was here.
I love the crusty bleached wood- and the distressed areas that are dark from age, have knot holes, etc.
I am not one who cares about those ‘imperfections’ – they really speak ‘Perfection’ to me.
After securing the boards- he gave them a quick sand to smooth any roughness on top – and it was a wrap.
I am OBSESSED with how pretty these boards are on the table. OBSESSED. So chunky. So much good oak patina. I am literally loving it.
After fawning over the dining table in the house all week- I am moving outside to the dining table. I am working on a post about hanging string lights above a dining table and will be sharing some of my secrets and how to get the look soon. Stay tuned for that coming your way.
What do you think of how the table turned out?
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