This will be used as a :
folding " station " ( washer and dryer are to the right of it )
craft " station "
storage ( hidden behind the curtains )
prep area ( for outdoor pool parties - since access to the back yard is off this little room ) or a place to mix drinks
It's even a place to paint small items !
How's that for versatile?
I actually used this as my kitchen island for awhile in our last house...................then my daughter took it to keep on her ( oversized ) balcony.
But she's moving - and no longer needs it - so Mom took it back - with big plans of repurposing it as a potting bench......................but because all well laid plans of mice and Suzan often go astray - it's ended up in the mud room.
I added a couple of shelves to store items..................just added them with metal brackets on the inside of the legs and then took a set of Ikea curtains ( white linen ) and used them to hide all of that.
Believe it or not - that's organized chaos on those shelves
The image on top is from the GRAPHIC'S FAIRY - this one here to be precise - I took away a little & added a little.
This image was done before my daughter took it - it was once black but being out in the elements it faded.
After giving the table a quick white wash - the image turned grey - so I outlined everything with a black sharpie and left the image a greyish color.
I also added a rail - so that I could hang things off the front of it for easy access............
This is what the floors looks like - and what we're working on today
You know, it would have been nice, very nice indeed if just one room in this house wouldn't have turned into a major disaster every time we started to renovate.
This particular room has been a nightmare ( well they all have )
We lifted the flooring and there were large gaping holes everywhere.................I don't know how we didn't go through them every time we took a step in there the last year.
It's almost done - but not quite.
But THE MOST VERSATILE TABLE is done !
And if you press yourself into the window wall - and turn on a right angle - and squint your eyes - you'd almost think the whole room was done
John says - What in God's name are you doing exactly?
Suzan says - Trying to get a shot of the back entry
Funny he should call me that - because I want to put up a clothesline outside - and get a really nice straw hat and basket - and come into the mud room a little breathless - with a perfect strand of sun kissed hair falling over one eye - my freckles pronounced from my light golden tan - a la Martha Stewart - look up at John - smile warmly and say " honey - the clothes are dry " and fold everything on the table while he makes me a martini - as bunnies skip across the grass and birds are chirping and soft classical musical plays in the background of a completely finished renovated house.
Until that happens maybe I'll just make myself a martini.
And keep working at it. One room at a time.
I don't have freckles either.
Oh and calling my table the most versatile table?
I guess all of them are, no?
Still, having one in the mud room is a good thing. ( see? I'm already talking like her )
John and I will both have a crow bar in our hands today.................a very volatile situation to say the least since neither of us know what we're doing.
If anyone taped us working you'd have the the most successful comedy show ever.
Dumb & Dumber attempting to renovate a house.
And just a little sad.
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It looks really pretty, and I like the stencil on top. xoxo SuReplyDelete
That little table worked out good for your mud room. So sorry that every room had to have so much TLC. But, you have really did an outstanding job on all the rooms. You should be so proud of yourself.ReplyDelete
Take a deep breath and carry on - you will finish your projects.
Hey, at least you are brave enough to start the job, which is really about 9/10's of the job. I like your table with the rail in front. Good luck and keep the hospital phone number handy.ReplyDelete
Well Lordy, Martha, your most versatile table is adorable!ReplyDelete
Love this whole picture! Great idea to have the curtain AND a rod in front of it.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see the finished room. Looks great so far!ReplyDelete
Suzan, you crack me up. When I was looking at the upper cupboards, I see two eyes looking back at me ;) it will look perfect when you are doneReplyDelete
Oh my gosh - I never saw it but now I see it completely - and she's giving a sideways glance likeDelete
" what you looking at Willis " LMHO !!!
Thanks so much Kathryn
Your table is adorable and i can just imagine how great the rest of it will look,get some rest and have a easy time with your floor.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Marlene !Delete
That floor was never going to be easy - but it's almost done now !!!
Well, you've got one piece that works nicely in the mud room disaster. It's going to look fabulous when you get done with it. Try not to conk each other with the crow bars. :) and the best of luck!ReplyDelete
I know you won't believe me but I am so envious of you! Really! You will be finished before our mess is started. Love your everything table and storage. A folding area, such a luxury in this girls books... I'm going now to kick Dave's butt into action! xo PattyReplyDelete
I really like this table corner Suzan. It looks very attractive and will make a great spot for many things. You did a great job "Martha". Good luck with the floor.ReplyDelete
Susan I really like your stenciling. Lovely, lovely. Have a great week. JoReplyDelete
When I can think of 3 or 4 places to use a piece of furniture, that's when I know I need to buy it.ReplyDelete
The trouble is, Bettye, I tend to do that with far too many items LOLDelete
Like I said before- wish I lived closer- I am the RenoQueen! I can do them in my sleep anymore and probably have...but that's another story.ReplyDelete
Anyway, Suzan, you will get there and be so happy that you are done with it all. LOVE the table- you got that just right And that floor is a piece of work. OMG----I can't imagine that mess---well, yes, I can! xo Diana
The table and the fabric is perfection!!!! I bet the reveal will be amazing!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Yvonne !!!Delete
Don't bet on it being amazing - I'm aiming for clean and functional at this point LOL
You know it's the same for me, each new renovation project turning into a nightmare! Maybe my life would be easier if I actually liked martinis!ReplyDelete
This is my kind of space. Love this sweet table!! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.ReplyDelete
Well Suzan, I have a new appreciation for what you do (or try to do LOL) We prepped our floors for wood floors last week. We ripped out the capet and tons of particle board, it had so many nails per sheet...and came up in smallish pieces... so I've been swinging a crow bar too... it's a wonder nobody got hurt with all the nails everywhere. Anyway, it's done. I can't imagine renovating entire houses like you guys do...no one really knows the amount of work that you really do... a blog post really doesn't show it all... you guys ROCK in my book!ReplyDelete
Love the little table and the stencil on it...it's very pretty!!ReplyDelete
I love that little table. I think it has inspired me to do something sort of similar..in a make-shift sort of way- around our washing machine..ReplyDelete
Well for dumb and dumber you sure do an amazing job! I love the table and really like the worn look of the stencil! Great idea to add the shelves and the bar. The bar, now I would never have thought to do that. I would have thought the skirt was enough. But you, of course take it to another level! Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.ReplyDelete
Suzan, this is an awesome project! Love that table and the Cafe au lait graphic. The rod in front is genius. :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/05/28/home-matters-linky-party-39/ :)ReplyDelete
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I totally love it, so much storage!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Debra !Delete