Ron & SK's Custom Built Tables From Scrap Wood.
I love the patina of history. I grew up on an isolated farm where the nearest friend was miles away. It seems very strange in this day and age that people could still be growing up without indoor plumbing.
That was my humble home life till the age of ten. And we were very happy. Loving the farm and animal life that came along with what country life entails.
I love rust. I love tarnished copper and brass. Everything my father tried to prevent, I do on purpose. I use Modern Masters Metal Effects Paints
Ron keeps most all our wood scraps from the building project for future stuff or for the wood stove.
I recently scrambled through this growing pile of wood scrap. I discovered what looked to be really cool old 2x8' and 2x12's long distorted and warped timbers covered in concrete. They had been part of the foundation concrete pour.
This is the design Ron built for me for a large family farm table. And using these old scarred scraps, It turned out exquisite. After he was finished joining all his pieces, he gave it over to me to make my mark. Which you know I have no trouble doing. Ever...
I was a bit apprehensive to begin. I didn't want to take the chance of ruining what he had worked so hard to create.
As I designed this little house over looking the Idaho Rockies, one of my most favorite colors came online with Ree Drummond at:Top Ten Faves
Here are a few of her amazing links.
Her designs contain some of my favorite and much used colors. This was the impetus for the back porches color scheme. Red, Teal, Cream and my own custom black chalk paint. I always make my own personal chalk paints. Rather than pay upwards of $49.00 per quart of paint, I mix my own for $2.50 per quart. I only mix what I am going to need per project.
I played with the beautiful floral design that is center of The Pioneer Woman's dinner plates. Coming up with my own interpretations.
I decoupaged the inner edge of the table with a black and white damask and added a chess board on one end and a checkers board on the opposite end.
We built a little buffet using paper birch for legs cemented into the stamped concrete for stability.
This is the view from this space. And now you know why this space is so precious.