What? You don't get this excited when your in-laws come to visit?
Well I do; for a few reasons. First of all she is super fun and awesome to hang out with. Second of all, she says she's coming to visit us but I really know she's coming to visit the Con-Man ;) Which is totally fine with me because this means that I will have chance to have some one on one time with my welder!
Those of you who haven't been around for a while (and those of you who have may not even remember) I started making this coffee table:
Like 6 months ago.... I had high aspirations to finish is in a timely manner but between my job, The Hubs job, and Con-Man I could never find enough time to work on it. I had finished one part of the table but it ended there.
But that's all going to change soon.
I need to decide what sort of wood I want for the top. The original tables I had looked at were made of reclaimed railroad ties. So I did some research around to and priced reclaimed wood. What I found was pretty pricey- one guy quoted $3 a board foot. So for a 12' board that's $36! And I would need 3 or 4 boards at least. Yikes!
It's so pretty though!
Of course I know with some work I can make wood look worn. And I do like the stain on this shelving from The Brick House:
I totally want to make one of these shelves one day. But that's neither here nor there- I have a coffee table to focus on.
So- in the next few days I'm going to scout out some wood. Maybe I'll get lucky and find someone tearing down a barn nearby. If not it's off to Home Depot I go.
I'll keep you posted! Wish me luck!