Monday, October 13, 2008

I Want Another One

I liked this one so much that we built another one.This time the legs are spindles that we cut down to size.We built a box for stability and for looks.Now I just need better weather
so I can take it outside to paint.
(It's been raining and snowing here!)
It will stay a creamy white.
It's sofa table height and will live in the family room.
It's going to replace this little guy,

who will likely find a new home
somewhere else in my house.


If you are interested in crafting for a good cause, check Trishia's blog and learn about the Butterfly Project from the Holocaust Museum Houston.

42 comments:

Darlene said...

Another beautiful project! I can't believe it is snowing! WOW! We are supposed to drop in temperature here by Wednesday....I can't wait!

Deb said...

Really cute!!! What would you estimate is the cost of making it versus buying it? Just curious.

Sweet Simplicity said...

SNOW, that's crazy! You are so crafty!

the undomesticated wife said...

You have snow?!

Very cute! The one you are replacing is cute too!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

You really need to open up a store! I'm sure people would pay you big bucks for the stuff you create out of salvage items! I like this 2nd table even better than the first!

Joy said...

Deb,
The old door and the spindles came from the thrift store. I think I paid less than $20 for all of them. The MDF to build the box was $14, plus the cost of paint equals less than $40 for the whole project.
I'm thinking that to buy something like this, made from a door that's about 100 years old, you would probably pay $200 or more.

Cameo said...

I wish I had the confidence to build something. Your projects always look so great. Maybe I will make it a personal goal for spring. I have to say I am not happy with mother nature for skipping my favorite season fall and going straight into winter freezes.

Shirlee said...

What a terrific table. No need to have to look for just the right piece, when you can build it yourself. Can't beat the savings either.
We had a dusting of snow the other morning but thankfully it melted quickly. Just a hint of what's to come.
Have a great day! :)

Runner Mom said...

Oh, my goodness! Where on earth do you live? Snowing??? It's only October!! Wow!

Love this idea. I am actually going by one of the thrift stores in town later this afternoon and see if they have any treasures there!!!

OK, where are you finding doors like this? Is your thrift store just local or similar to a Goodwill,etc.? Just trying to figure out where to go.

Blessings,
Susan

AnnaSam said...

lOVE IT1 THANKS FOR SHARING THAT WITH US. YOU GUYS HAVE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB.AND YOU SAY IT'S GOING TO SNOW? WOW. HAVE A BLESSED DAY!
JUANITA

Kacey Randolph said...

That looks awesome! Snowing? Oh my goodness! I am so jealous - its still 80 here!

Valarie said...

Where are you at that it is snowing??? Its about 80 something degrees here. I don't think we will see snow until like February.

I love the idea of using that as a sofa table. I need to find a door. :)

Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful table! I love how it turned out!

leaca said...

I have an old door that this would be perfect for. great idea.

Carol said...

Joy,
There you go again with another wonderful project! :0) Snow? Lucky you, I love snow, we just don't get very much here in Oklahoma to suit me! Can't wait to see your next creation!
Carol

salmagundi said...

I'm axiously awaiting that cute table to be in it's final place in the family room. Post a picture, please. Sally

Sue said...

I LOVE this one too---maybe even better than the first one. It's 80 degrees here and snow there!

Meg said...

I absolutely love your door tables. Over the weekend I kept an eye out for old doors at yard sales after reading your blog, but was unsuccessful at finding one :(

Miss Anne said...

Love your work.

Such an inspiration.

:)Thanks for always sharing the "how to's" :)

Holly said...

What a great idea! Where do you get all your doors? I got 3 off of craigslist last spring, but I had a lot of competition for them. They're hard to come by.

Busy Bee said...

You make refininishing and building furniture so easy! I especially loved your redo of the old desk that you painted white! You are very talented. Didn't you love waking up to all the snow on Sunday morning. Very beautiful, but way too early!
Stephanie

Erin said...

Love Love Love your table. I love old doors too! What a great idea! We have snow too...feels like December!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Too early for me and the snow...we had snow flurries already. It has warmed up here to 61 today..which is ok by me cuz I have things I still need to paint as well. I love your new sofa table. You and dh make an excellent pair. cherry

Sandy Toes said...

How cute! I love it!
-Sandy Toes

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Another great table! I have some old doors that I think just may have to turn into a pantry shelf. Jackie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oooh, I love the spindle legs! They are so pretty! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Carrie

Katie said...

That is so cool, I saw one on ebay that was similar they wanted like $300 for it. I would love to come to your yard sale.. You have the coolest stuff lady (:

Spymommy said...

I love this new table! (don't feel bad other table, I'm sure Joy will put you to good use.) The door knob is just charming to me.

Christine Lynn said...

Very cute...I really like the size of it and love the legs!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

LOVE this project!! Could I persuade you to share the brand name and color name of the white paint you used for this project?

Merand said...

I just love how you and your husband work together on your crafty projects! And I love your "door" tables. Perfect!

Screaming Meme said...

You are so inspiring! Thank you thank you thank you! I love this blog!!! :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Love it, want it, need it...well, I don't need it, but REALLY want it!

Twice as Nice said...

Your ideas are incredible. Keep them coming :o)

Ashlie said...

Cool! It will look gorgeous in your family room. Is it normal door size? It looks huge in the picture.

Pecos Blue said...

Very cool. That is a nice table. We have been searching for a craft table. This is a great idea.

Southern Fried Gal said...

You are amazing! I finally got around to posting some of my recent copy cat projects. Your dollar tree frame project made the list and I gave you props on the post! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Soo soo cute. I can't understand one person having this much creativity. You do such a great job and recycling at that.

AnnaSam said...

Joy,
I see that you do not have awards posted and I'm sure after all the posts you have given to us you would have oodles of them. So, I am assuming that you have gotten so many of them and cannot post them all. Well, I just gave you one over at my blog because as a newbie you have been such an inspiration to me on decorating crafting blogging etc.. and I appreciate that.Have a blessed day!
Juanita

Ruth Ann said...

This is such a great idea! We're remodeling our home and have lots of old doors! I told my husband before that I want him to save one so I could reuse it somehow! Have you ever gone to robomargo.com? She has a lot of great ideas like this!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I really love these...Great job!

Stephanie said...

AMAZING! I absolutely love it!

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