Thursday, April 13, 2017

SLAB TOP OUTDOOR TABLE, INSPIRATION THURSDAY

Every Thursday we like to post a picture of something we've found online that inspires us to do something similar at the farm.  
Sort of our own blog bulletin board so that we can eventually look back and someday, hopefully anyway, recreate it...enjoy!


We're always looking at tables for outdoor options.  We have enough spaces around we can have several different types.  We saw this and though it was so pretty.  The ironic thing is, about 8 years ago, we had a friend who had a large slab of granite that looked a lot like this, irregularly shaped, and they were offering it FREE to a "good home", ha.  Sadly, we had NO use for it at the tine, even at the house we had no backyard and it was just something we couldn't have imagined ever needing.  Sigh.  We won't make THAT mistake again!

Anyway, this is very interesting and certainly would stand up to the elements outside, ha.  We DO like the chairs around it too.  Nice decorative element being a bit different from standard wooden chairs, but of course being metal means shady spot only.  We have faith that the right table(s) will be there when we need them to be.  

Be inspired!


9 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

Gorgeous. And, it won't rust or rot. Shade only will never happen. The Sun sets; the sun rises, leaves fall. It will never be perfect! You could have some thinnish cushions on a box on the porch for saving bottoms from the metal.

A man here makes cedar table that are not uniform, sort of the table in the picture but in wood, not stone.

I do love those chairs in the pictures.

My Grama's Soul said...

One can never do enough recycling....I feel your pain about not taking that original table top that was offered. What a find!!

Jo

Anonymous said...

If that granite slab was a large piece, it would have been very heavy, much too heavy to move easily, and the support structure would have to be very sturdy to use it as a table. You have a knack for finding useful, interesting pieces, so I have no doubt you'll find the right table.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i have a big limestone table with granite legs on my patio and i love it! the top is 10 inches thick. i designed it with the idea of covering it with a open pattern lace tablecloth and setting it with fine crystal and china.

Anne in the kitchen said...

That is just beautiful!

Elephant's Child said...

That is glorious.

Colleen said...

Beautiful table
A rustic barn wood table I think would be great for your farm homested.

Texas Rose said...

That is a great idea and will blend in so well with the Nature at your Farm.

mistress maddie said...

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