Thursday, May 14, 2009

Old Door - New Table

How cool is this idea? Turning an old 5 or 6 paneled front door into a dining room table? It's perfect for a narrow dining room and lends itself to a ton of creative potential. Design Sponge featured this dining table made from a re-purposed front door sometime last year. I love how the designer used decorative paper in each of the inset panels. Who needs a runner or place mats when your table looks like this?For a step by step how to from Design Sponge, click here.

I spent some time looking for other examples of 'doors gone table' and found a beautiful old, distressed, white door on simple saw horses being used as a desk. Just think how much of a surface area you'd have to work with on a desk this long!

For more about this DIY project, click here.

I wish I had a picture of my dining room table to show you... maybe I can take one tonight. It's a pretty inventive little table and has really withstood the test of time. My grandfather crafted it for my parents out of a small drop leaf table and a large piece of plywood sometime in the early 70's. They used it for years and years before they could afford a grown up dining set of their own. Then they passed it on to Jared and I when we bought our house in 2007. We love having a table large enough for family dinners but since the top is plywood... it always needs a table cloth. So when I saw this dining door table idea... I thought it would be perfect for our narrow dining space. Now... where can I find a vintage door?


Erin said...

I bet Lucketts is a good resource :-)

Rosie said...

Such a cool idea to use an old door! We had a table made from a door, but it was a new, characterless one, and was put to rest before I could do anything pretty with it! Great size though!