This mother’s day we welcome into our home another little mini me. Our new mini farmhouse table, that is.
Now isn’t that just cuter than a bug’s ear?!
One of my favorite things to do when I am feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or just overflowing with creative energy, is to go the garage and see what I can build out of the materials I have on hand. It is a fun personal challenge that has yielded some of my favorite projects yet.
This table is built from the ends of two longer pieces that I cut down for table material. The bench is from a third piece. The legs come from a piece of .25 cent 2×4 that I picked up at Restore once upon a time. The legs for the bench are from…well, I actually don’t know what they were from originally, but they worked. The top pieces were simply joined with glue then clamped tight. I did find a couple metal straps laying around and attached them to the underside for kicks and giggles. I coated the whole thing in my favorite Triple Thick Polyurethane (affiliate link). And that was it. One of my favorite things about using reclaimed wood is that the character of the wood is so lovely you don’t have to use stain.
Sitting at the kids table is no longer a bad thing with this little guy. My kids adore it. I made this for meals, but also as a place that the kids could sit and work on activities. We recently made the decision to hold our three year old out of preschool until next year. This provides a good place on our main floor that both kids can play with puzzles, work on letters, and so on. They love to tell us with delighted grins on their faces that we are too big to sit at their table.
Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed it and maybe are inspired to go see what you can create out of whatever is lying around. Happy mother’s day to you all and thank you to all the mothers, by birth or otherwise, that make such a big difference in our lives!