Monday, October 01, 2007

Making a table

We happened to have an old door on its way to the Habitat Homestore. What a good time for a demonstration!
If you don't have sawhorses, two straight-backed chairs make level supports for an impromptu buffet table.
I covered this door with a length of indigo cotton from Goodwill. Chairs around the table would completely hide its humble beginning.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meredith- You're up early!! And I am, too, because of a feverish, sick baby!!
I love this idea, and it looks like the beginnings of a fun, alfresco event. Does that tablecloth match your dishes? Did you buy it at the same time as your dishes?
Susan

Anonymous said...

This is OLD news of coarse but for years I have used a door and two file cabinets as a sewing surface. The file drawers are wonderful for holding patterns etc. The hole in the door is perfect for the cord of my sewing machines. I like that the door is long enough for my two machines to sit side by side. Makes sewing a snap...I have both a sewing machine and a serger machine. The file drawers hold patterns, machine books, and the extra parts. It has just worked out to be a good system for my sewing room.
Roxie

Anonymous said...

my mom always used her ironing board alongside the main dining table, drapped in a cloth, as an extra serving area, or help yourself buffet line before sitting down to eat at the table...

Celina in Canada

maryanne helms said...

Okay, MEredith- I have to laugh. I have almost every napkin you display in these photos. I really would love to meet up with you in person some time and sale together-of course, we might always seize the same items, and that might spark some ungodly behavior. Ah well, I sure enjoy seeing your house layouts, because I have the SAME things. Now I know how to use my things:)

Katy said...

What a neat idea! i love it!

Amy said...

I love this idea and we actually use one of these "tables" as a craft area for myself in our basement. It had been left with us from the previous owners and I use it as a craft table and a wrapping table during the Christmas season!!

I love the table linens- great find!

jtcosby said...

You totally just gave me the OOMPH to go to Goodwill for fabric for tableclothes! Love the design, totally sharing with friends and WOW! THANKS!

Jenny said...

I love the Goodwill. I found a wonderful curtain for my Kitchen last time I went and it only cost $2. It was white, with what looks like crocheting around it. Can't wait to get it up. I have to say I really enjoy your blog. It is so inspiring and uplifting. Glad other women who are finding joy in homemaking.

JoyFULLWifeMom said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing!
Chrissy

nea said...

beautiful! we have done the same type of creative furnishings. what i want to know is how you have time with 2 kids to put together such a beautiful demo for our benefit!?

Rockin' Granola said...

I'm so loving all of your table ideas, but I think this one may be one of my favorites! How creative and fun and perfect for a big family or a gathering or group :-)

Best Wishes!

Meredith said...

Nea, my kids were running around in the yard enjoying the sunshine while I set up the table.

Then they asked, "Where's the party?"