Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Corbel Table

Don't you just love when things turn out even better than you've imagined?

I found a big, old corbel at a barn sale a couple months ago and immediately envisioned using it as table legs.  It came home with me and sat with the rest of my "collection" of items (aka - the disorderly configuration of random furniture, baskets, fabric, pillows, paint, etc that is our "garage")

After mentioning it a few times, my mind had moved on to other things...so a couple weeks ago, imagine my surprise, when I opened the door to the garage and found this wonderful creation...

(I'm using a new version of Picasa, and I'm still trying to figure it out...hence the double watermark...can't figure out how to get rid of the darn thing!)

I'm going to be mushy-lovey-dovey for a moment, so close your eyes and scroll down if that grosses you out.  My husband is my soul-mate, he's the man I'm meant to spend my life with, and I knew from the first time I met him that he was special. I wish I could fully express the many ways this man has changed my life, but that's for another day.


My reason for sharing this with you is because I thought I knew everything about him...we've gone through a lot in the 4 years we've been married. 


I knew he was "handy" around the house, but I never had any idea that he was so creative and talented.


It's like Christmas morning every time he works on a new project...I never know to expect...


He asks for my input...but I don't need to say anything - he always exceeds my expectations.


The legs are obviously made from the corbel I brought home...but can you believe that the bottom shelf was the side of a broken drawer that we found in an old barn?


The top is made out of old barn siding...and I love the edge he put on it by ripping a piece of barn wood to show the un-weathered portion.


I'm trying to talk him into writing a few tutorials for my blog to share his furniture-building expertise with you...so we'll see...

I'd love to keep this little corbel-cutie, but Bryan wants to sell it to make room for all of the goodies I'm planning to bring home this weekend...so if you're smitten, she can be found on Etsy.  She loves walks on the beach, candlelit dinners...oh, wait...wrong website. 

Hopefully, I'll have some..uhh...salvaged whimsy...to share with you next week. (teehee...get it, salvaged wh...oh, never mind, I know I'm a dork)

Mary from Boogieboard Cottage featured this project on her blog.  Thanks so much to Mary!!


Sharing this at these link-up parties:
MONDAY:
TUESDAY:
Domestically Speaking (Paint Projects)
Faded Charm (White Projects)
THURSDAY:

14 comments:

Pamela said...

Love this table!! Thanx for coming to the party!

frugal-interior-design said...

I love this piece Erin. Your husband did a great job! I see more of the cool rustic, industrial elements used in your staging. A nice eclectic mix that works well with your homemade wreath used as a candle base. Very nice.

Oh, I like walks on beaches too so maybe you could introduce us. LOL

John

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Well, in case you didn't already know... He's a KEEPER ;)

It's completely awesome. Rustic and fab in the perfect amounts!

Shannon said...

I love it! This piece turned out amazing!

Rose said...

This is really beautiful!

uniquelyyoursormine said...

Love it! Very creative! Certainly a one of a kind piece... - Susan

thistlewoodfarm said...

Erin,

You go girl! I love this piece! I think I need to find some corbels, too!
blessings,
karianne

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...

So cool! (I have an awesome husband, too--but we have been married a zillion years.) Thanks so much for stopping at my blog and taking the time to leave a comment--I will check out the other folks you suggested!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

This is just awesome-like amazing and I am in love!I would love for you to come link up at my party going on till Monday night:)

http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-6.html

Rachel said...

I relly like how it looks like it's a piece you have had forever. Lovely

mrshinesclass said...

beautiful table! thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Sharon
mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

MuseBootsi said...

Gorgeous! I love chippy furniture!

Shannon @ DoveNest28 said...

That table was gorgeous! Wow!

Candy said...

LOVE IT. You two make a great team. Im excited to see what you come up with next, so I've just become your newest follower. Please come visit me and maybe you'll follow back? THANK

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