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before & after: tree table

After we bought our house (and before I started blogging) we had this happen...

Yes, that is a gigantic tree branch... that fell on our house. What's crazy is that you have to look really close to even seen that there is a house there! It was a very sad day for 2 brand new [first time] home owners. After some help from our friends, family & new neighbors we were able to get the backyard cleaned up and Adam fixed our damaged porch roof. Good as new.

What we had now was a large pile of leftover wood from the tree branch that came crashing down in the wind storm. Adam, being the handy man that he is, made this beauty:

It's kind of ironic that this lovely table was part of something that had originally given us such a headache. We love the story behind it and the character that it brings to our family room. 

I think we win, tree!

Here's a simple breakdown of how the project was completed:
1] cut tree limb into a 3"- 4" thick disc
2] allow to dry so bark can be removed
3] sand until smooth
4] coat with polyurethane for durability (Adam did 6 coats with a foam brush)
5] attach legs - we ordered ours from here (note: he was a really great, friendly etsy vendor & the legs are excellent quality. We'll definitely be ordering from him again in the future.)

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  1. I love it! The story behind it makes it all the more special!

  2. so fun! i love the "before" pic! lol!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up to support habitat. Good luck and hope to see you back next week!

  3. OMGosh! Love this ! Now, this is really turning lemons into lemonade :) beautiful!

  4. OMGosh! Love this ! Now, this is really turning lemons into lemonade :) beautiful!

  5. I like this a lot. It would be awesome if you there was another piece lower for more shelving space.

  6. Love it but I am also crazy about that adorable planter! Where did you find it? Thanks!

  7. Thanks so much!! The planter is from West Elm (got it Spring 2013). Looks like they still have them - yay!||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-Featured%20Planters-_-


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