Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Old Door=New Favorite Place (Pinterest Poser Challenge)

This is the story of six people picked to live in a house, have their lives photographed and written about constantly to see what happens when people stop being polite and start being real.  Okay wait, I'm kidding, this isn't Real World.  And this isn't a story about people.  This is a story about a door and a porch and my new most favorite spot in the whole world.

This is a Pinterest Poser Challenge** story.
 **In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,* every week I  detail a new Pinterest challenge whether it be a new recipe or a craft.   
*My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

This is the story of how this:
and this

became this:

When we moved into our rental home over a year ago, we found two doors in the back of the garage.  Now, I've been on Pinterest long enough to know that this is quite a find.  But even with all the inspiration online, I had no idea what to do with the doors.  Until Memorial Day Weekend, when we decided a door would become our table.  

I've wanted a table for this porch since we moved here.  It's a covered porch that's perfect for spending time on during hot days or rainy days in the summer, spring and fall.  I was inspired by a trip we had taken to Hilton Head a couple years ago, where the house we stayed in had these long tables on the porches and we spent hours there.

I intended to spend many a Saturday morning going to garage sales to find the perfect, beat up old, yet sturdy table.  But I'm not really a good garage sale gal, I usually show up way too late after all the good stuff is gone.  But then I thought why not make the door the table.  Why not?

So, Tim bought four posts and brackets at Home Depot for under $50.  And he and baby Wade went to work.
He actually bought six posts, but decided against putting posts in the middle.  And it worked out well.  More leg room! 

The whole process took less than one hour and that includes the trip to Home Depot.  Notice the chairs are from another Pinterest Poser Challenge when I went a little nuts with the spray paint.

I am BEYOND PLEASED with how it turned out.  It is sturdy.  It is beat up enough that I don't care about wear and tear.  It is long enough for all six of us, and even a couple friends.  
The first night we ate dinner on the table was Memorial Day, which happened to be a little chilly hence the blankets and fuzzy PJ's worn at dinner.
This table isn't fancy, it isn't perfect and that suits us just fine.  This table has become a place for us to play games and eat peanuts on during an early summer rain storm.

This table is a place for us to take a break and play on the iPad and draw.

This table has become a place where Lucy can do her end-of-the-school-year-I-can't-believe-you-didn't-do-this-earlier-pain-in-the-butt book report and I can write a blog.

This table has become a sweet place to share a Popsicle and a story.

I keep a box of books at the ready for impromptu story time.

This table has become part of the story of our family...a meeting place, an eating place, a connecting place, a special place.  This door that is now our table that is on our porch that is now our outdoor living room is some kind of wonderful.  And definitely my new most favorite space in the world.

Have you made something from Pinterest lately?  Had any great successes? Or advice?  Or warning about a project that's a total waste of time? Do tell.

Please share whatever you're working on in the comments here or over on Facebook.  Come on over and follow my Pinterest boards.

Here are some of the projects I've already attempted, the good and the bad:

Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here
Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowers- click here
Earth Day Cupcakes- Click here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Fun- click here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here

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  1. I love your new door table SO much! I want to do something like that...

    1. Thank you! You totally should do it, so cheap, so easy and we seriously use it every day now that the weather is warmer.