Don't you just love a good story? This table has many years under its belt, but it was built just last week. I come from a long line of creative homemakers who see beyond what something looks like in the moment to what it could be.
A few months ago, my mom was watching the ruins of a burned out old house in hopes of talking with the owners. She walks the area every day and knows the goings on, if you know what I mean. Finally, she had a chance to talk with them and got permission to salvage a few of the porch posts. I buzzed over there with my truck and my wonderful husband and these babies came home.
The top shelf is barn wood, complete with red paint, from my daughter's new in-laws. It was used as siding on their wedding wagon...long story.
The bottom shelf came from my grandmother's barn before it was torn down. I guess there was salvaging in my blood way back then...almost 20 years ago...just waiting for the right moment to shine.
A couple of years ago, another local barn was being torn down and my wonderful husband salvaged some hickory posts and beams. Today, a few pieces make the feet of this table.
So, when you look around your home, what story does it tell?
Hope you have a blessed day.