Sunday, December 28, 2014

Decisions, decisions...

I've been wanting a pedestal table to cut down into a coffee table for awhile now.  Similar to these: 
Or this one: 
Or this: 

I found one on craigslsist earlier this month...already cut down. It was painted a color I didn't like but that's an easy fix. Logistically, it didn't work out and someone else ended up with my table. 

This weekend Jonathan and I went after a Beauty!  Price was right but it's really pretty and solid and antique and I'm having a hard time pulling the trigger on cutting the pedestal. :/

Here it is in pieces:
Look at that solid base! And those feet! I might be dying!,

And those are the leaves (2!) leaning up behind the couch. 

Here's the top: 
Imagine it not on the floor and a cushion not hanging off the couch....

It's really pretty wood...solid wood. The top is about 2" thick!

I have no space for it as dining room height table but I'm seriously struggling at the thought of making major changes to this piece. 

And look what I found on the bottom of the table top: 
It says "All my love, Mike"

To shorten or not to shorten...that is the question. What would you do?!?


  1. SHORTEN it! You will love it! It will be great for board games, extra places to eat on the holidays and all kinds of stuff!!!

  2. Hi, stopping over from the comment you left on my blog. Love your blog, so glad I found it. I think you should go ahead and make the table into what you want it to be. It will NOT lose value because it will be something that you love, use and cherish. Besides even if it is a real "antique" it is not a rare one worth a lot of money. Those tables were massed produced and can be easily found just about anywhere. I say, enjoy your find and use it how you want to use it!