But along with insurance payments, car payments, and the less-pleasant accoutrements of adulthood, one's transition to maturity also involves a shift to more sophisticated entertaining. You know, the kind where the table isn't used strictly for beer pong.
My plan for the table all started about 6 months ago, when I noticed a picture of a refinished table on a design blog. It had been transformed using a dark oak stain with white words stenciled on its surface. It was creative and fun, while still conveying a necessary sense of style and whimsy. Almost as if were saying "Hey so I'm supposed to be a grownup, but I don't always know how to act like one." I knew that I wanted something similar for my small dinning nook.
The trouble with my plan; I didn't have a table to refinish. I spent months crawling through thrift stores, searching antique outlets, and frequenting yard sales without so much as a single possibility.
I finally found the table I was looking for tucked away in the back of a neighbors garage. $70 later, it was mine.
I know it's not food related (exactly), but I had to share the before and after photos!
|Before (note the spider webs near the closest leg)|
|After (minwax red mahogany stain with white stenciled letter)|