09 February 2012

An Imperfect Table~

Hi all, just wanted to do a quick post and show you the table I changed up a bit. It didn't turn out perfect by any means, but I really like how it turned out.
I was inspired by a photo that I saw on Tracey's blog "French Larkspur", but of course, who isn't inspired by her lovely home?!!
She had a small table placed in front of her vintage mantle with chairs and I just loved how it looked.
I had a small table , but the top wasn't very big, so I removed the reclaimed barn wood from my coffee table and put it on top of the smaller table. I had to place the top a little off center because the 2 end pieces of wood were separate pieces and I wouldn't have been able to nail it to the table properly.
It took a while to remove the wood from the the coffee table and a lot of not so nice words, but it was worth it in the end, I got the look that I was looking for.

I replaced the old wood knob with a vintage milk glass knob.

My vintage French cake plate ~ Love it!

I hung my petite chandelier over the table. This is one of my favorites.

I have some very special chairs coming soon to go around the table, I can't wait to get them. 
This will be the perfect spot for my oldest son to do his homework and to have his snacks.
Now, I just have to make a new top for my coffee table, the projects never end, do they?
But that's okay, I love having projects around the house to do, it makes me happy!~

Hope you all have a beautiful day, it's already hot here in So Cal and I'm off to watch my son's square dance performance.


Joining the lovely Debra and Courtney for "Vintage Inspiration Friday" at Common Ground, and "Feathered Nest Friday" at French Country Cottage~
Stop by to see the wonderful inspiration!~~

Also joining Aimee @:

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  1. It looks lovely Melinda! You did a wonderful job! Love your mantle too...:)

  2. Not perfect....I beg to differ!! It is so pretty I just love it! x0

  3. Hi Melinda,
    It all looks beautiful!! Your Peite
    Chandelier is gorgeous and looks like it found the perfect home over that table!
    Love that your son is square dancing...you will have to tell me all about it.
    Take care and enjoy the performance!

  4. Hi Melinda~~ I love it so much~~ You did such a great job. Love the mantle too:) Wish I had room for a fantastic piece like that.
    Enjoy your night

  5. How can you go wrong with all those yummy elements! Love it all!!
    Mary Alice

  6. So pretty. Every element is charming! Your blog, too, is charming, and I'm following you via Linky Followers and GFC. Can you follow me back via Linky? Thanks and have a nice weekend.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek
    Email: Lynn@nsytes.com

  7. Love your table Melinda! YOU have inspired me today...

  8. LUV it, Melinda! Perfect imperfection!

    xoxo laurie

  9. I love it! Your vignette is so perfect. I love how you redid the table. I can't wait to see what new chairs you have coming. Your photos are always so beautiful!


  10. BEEEautiful, Melinda. Now, come on over to my house and decorate for me, okay? I mean it!!!

  11. Thanks for sharing. I have a mantle that I am having a hard time figuring out what to do with it. This gives me some ideas. I posted about it today on my blog..

  12. That is the cutest little rustic table! I love the old wood! Great re-do...
    Yes, Tracey is such an inspiration, just as you are :)

  13. ist so traumhaft wunderschön.
    herzlichst daniela

  14. So pretty, Melinda! That chandy is amazing! Can't wait to see what you're doing with the coffee table. I wonder if those lucky chairs realize what an amazing home they will be staying at. LOL


  15. Hi Melinda,

    I can never tire at looking at your home and decor - it is always sooo inspiring! I love what you did to that table and I'm sure your son will enjoy doing his homework on there!!! Hope you had fun watching your little one at his square dance performance. :)


  16. I have such a "thing" for little tables, this is just perfect. love the contrast of the wood, now it's just perfect!! thanks for joining in Melinda! xoxo

  17. I am just drooling over these photos Melinda. It is so exciting to see you decorating your new home and doing amazing projects like this. How clever, and inspiring to transform that table like Tracey's. Yours looks wonderful (the choice words were worth it!).
    And oh my, that chandelier and mantel. Heavenly!
    You need to be in JDL magazine ASAP.
    Take care,

  18. As usual you are a fab decorator Melinda!
    Pamela xo

  19. Your blog is so lovely! I'm your newest linky follower and would love if you followed in return.

  20. I just love the simplicity of your style...It's beautiful I very much enjoyed your posts this week...I see you are now following my new blog ...Thank you!!!This is a new world for me...Blessings Lori

  21. Melinda your bedroom is a dream!
    And your table vignette is so pretty!...All wonderful pieces in their own right but together with your styling...serene!

  22. This looks just gorgeous, Melinda! I'm so happy you love your French cake plate! It looks perfect in your home! I will let you know if I find anymore! ;)
    Thanks for your business and I just love your blog!

  23. I'm so into imperfect...but your table looks perfect to me...and I just love your bedroom too!

  24. It really is lovely, I adore those milk glass knobs. Happy Valentines Day. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  25. I LOVE this!!! My party just started...I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your projects!!! XO Aimee

  26. so petite and quaint and pretty Melinda! Very inspiring,
    have a beautiful day,
    Jenah xo

  27. So darling!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  28. So lovely, love your stytle and I guess I need to start joining the Vintage Friday postings!

  29. This turned out AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!!! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!!! Just in case you haven't entered, my giveaway for 1000 full color business cards ends tonight at midnight!!! Glad to be following you!! XO, Aimee


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