Latest Project

Last week, we stumbled upon a really great outdoor iron hairpin table base. It was at a thrift shop, and the owner had an odd shaped piece of smoked glass on top. I mentioned something to Kelly about how cool it was (minus the smoked glass) while we were there, but he just passed it off. As the day went on, I kept thinking about how perfect it would be for our deck. After all, we had been looking for a table for awhile. Our current table just wasn’t cutting it, unless you like faded forest green plastic. So after a few days of persuading Kelly about how perfect it would be out there, he finally agreed and went back to the thrift store to buy it while I was at work on Saturday. Aww, he really IS the best… To top it all off (no pun intended), he had to make a top for it. We pictured a sturdy wood top, and he made it happen!

After cutting the wood to the appropriate size, he had to drill holes through the iron so he could fasten the top. Here he is, marking the spots for the holes.

After he cut the top to make it round, he fastened brackets on the underside to hold the planks together. I thought it would be a good idea to leave him alone while he was cutting the wood (with a jigsaw).

Here it is! I love how it turned out and we can’t wait to find chairs to go with it. The weather is nicer now, so I’m looking forward to spending some time on our deck. We’ve got lots of plans for our deck area, but I think this gives us a little more incentive to spend time out there.

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