Early this spring I went on a fun pick to Medina, N.D. to pick up a door with my two oldest kids, Kennedy and Ryder. It was supposed to be a single house door…but boy were we surprised as the gentleman kept pulling stuff out of the barn for us to take.
The hidden gem of this pick was a cool old barn door. Right away I knew this was going to turn out to be something special.
Fast forward to Eco Chic’s Spring Junk Market. Our good friend, Crystal Maus from House of Maus had some awesome solid oak spindles that would make perfect table legs. After some “wheelin and dealin” Crystal and I ended up bartering and were both over the moon happy. I now had legs for my table.
After creating a sturdy frame for the table, we had to shorten the legs so the table was the correct height. I did not want to lose the cool blocks at the bottom of the legs, so we had to get creative. I cut 3-1/2″ out of the legs and attached the blocks to the legs again using some wood glue and some nice long wood screws. Mission accomplished.
We decided to leave the legs the color they were, which was a dark stain. The table, frame and trim was painted bright white. It was then distressed with 100 grit sandpaper. I then brushed on a coat of Watco Danish Oil Finish in Dark Walnut. After five minutes the stain was wiped off leaving a great aged finish.
Below is the finished product in all its splendor. It will be a perfect addition to any dining area…although I hate to see it go. Special thanks to my wife Paula for all her help, thanks to Crystal Maus for supplying the great legs, and to Maria Bosak for dealing with my constant questions. You gals are great!