Thursday, June 24

words & coffee (table)

the before.....

we sanded it down, hammered in 'the summer day' by mary oliver, rubbed black paint in & gave it a coat of furniture wax.


if my house was bigger i'd be trading out my coffee table for this one... i love it.

31 comments:

Thrifty By Design said...

The table looks great! Love the finish! :-)

sarah said...

This is just amazing.

Tim said...

I love the desk, more over I love this poem! "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Keep making beautiful furnishings blended with colors, words and passion! :) Tim

FurnGee said...

what a perfect idea!!!!!!!!! i want one..... ;)

Ellen said...

Love everything about this.....smiles.

Anonymous said...

Inspirational! Lovely table. And thanks for introducing me to this life-affirming poem.

carpenter ant said...

thanks guys! it took quite a while to hammer those letters in, but reading that poem over and over to be sure i got it right was quite a pleasure :)

NAL said...

Love what you did with my old table - way to go! Loved it when I was using it and am so glad it's still crankin'!

Cheers!

Lesley said...

That's an amazing idea to hammer a poem into the top of it! It's brilliant!

Holyoke Home said...

Wow! How long did that take you? All those precious tiny letters!

So love your work. Adding you to my 'regional blogs' blog roll

knack said...

this is the coolest thing ever!

way to go!

Dreamy Isabel said...

such a great idea!

Katie Barker said...

Where did you get the letter stamps from? I assume they were some type of print type? Love it!

Rachel said...

yeah, what lettering did you use? and was it the was that got the table to be that color?

beautiful!!

http://www.glotalot.tumblr.com

Anonymous said...

I second Katie's question about where you got the letters from. Love it!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

This looks amazing! What a great way to display poetry!! How did you do the letters?

Jen said...

Saw this via Design*Sponge and LOVED IT. Want to copy you, immediately. Am also curious about the letter stamps and how you found them.

carpenter ant said...

i used a 'stamping set' i found at harbor freight ($3.99!) not expensive, just slow ;)

Morgan said...

How did you do the finish? Me and my husband are wanting to redo a coffee table that looks alot like this! Did you use plain black paint to rub in? If there are directions you used for the process, please send it!

Karyn said...

Wow. Peace and joy!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and inspiring! I love it so much....
xo
Melissa

Geek+Nerd said...

This is so gorgeous! What a beautiful makeover!

llum said...

How did you these beautiful words. It's amazing! I love it!

Greetings from Barcelona, Spain.

pam @ Becolorful said...

I also like to incorporate words into my pieces. Could you tell me a bit more about what you used and the process of hammering in the letters? This piece is fantastic ... really.
Pam

Anonymous said...

Saw this over @ Design Sponge.. This is one of the lovely projects I have seen!! Just thought I'd visit your page too!

Anonymous said...

I just saw this @ designsponge too.

So beautiful and artistic! What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing. Would you please tell us what kind of black paint you used on the letters?

jen said...

I LOOOOOOVE this! And a whole bunch of your other stuff too. I'm featuring it on my blog. I hope that's okay.

hilary said...

this is AMAZING. i love it!

carrie marie said...

Wow! This seriously might be one of the coolest things I've seen. Looking at the before I never would have thought it would turn out so cool. Well done!

Carrie said...

So gorgeous!!

alison richards said...

hi there!
i just wanted to write - i saw this on design sponge and looooved it. i was so inspired by it that i decided to do my own version.
if you're interested, photos are here: http://www.blog.alisonrichards.net/index.php?itemid=79

thankyou so much :)