so the big reveal is FINALLY here!!!
HERE is the link to part one of our building process for the pottery barn inspiration table.
and HERE is the link to part two.
and now, here is the inspiration photo that began all this beautiful building madness -
i had been drooling over all the pottery barn work benches and console tables for quite some time now... this table could not have been more perfect and i knew that the second i saw it!
the way this crafty gal decorated her table was EXACTLY the way i wanted mine to look... the vintage suitcases, the rustic metal... my kinda style! (thank you, thank you!)
so without further ado... here she is!!!!!!!!!!!!! all decked out with fabulous vintage decor!
here is a close up view of the top-
and a close up view of the bottom shelf (that took FOREVER to build).
and we even added casters to the bottom!
we are so in love and i still can't believe we built it!!!
for the stain, we ended up mixing two different oil based colors together to get what we were going for. i let everything dry and sit overnight, then applied minwax finishing paste to the whole table.
to make this post complete, i must add all the other beautiful features in the photo.
the photo ledge above the table we also built. it is an Ana White plan and was SO unbelievably simple to build.
the crate sitting on the floor beside the table we built using an olllllllllllllld wooden pallet we found on the side of the road.
(the ledge and crate will both have posts of their own explaining exactly how we made each.)
and all that beautiful decor was vintage items that we found buried in david's grandparents garage...
like this tiny leather suitcase that is lined with silk fabric. and LOTS of blue mason jars....
OH. MY. GAWWWWWWWWWD!!!!!!!!!
i really couldn't believe my eyes. really.
i can't even begin to tell you how happy this made me.
three lovely blue bell's are displayed on one side of the table. all three different sizes... all beautiful!
another larger suitcase that fit the bottom shelf perfectly.
an amaaaaaazing old rusty metal railroad lantern
an old west virginia license plate, with the year that david was born.
and this old metal sprinkler hose that still turns like a champ!
we really couldn't be more pleased with how this turned out.
sometimes the building got tough, and there may or may not have been a few yells let out... but every second was worth it. we really did have a blast through the whole process.
here are a few more treasures that we collected from davids grandparents -
tools for davids collection like a router, another circular saw, and a ton of clamps.
two beautiful quilts that i will forever cherish-
a beautiful brooch -
about 100 different vintage sewing patterns -
and loads of thread on wooden spindles -