The last leg of my garden table
|I don't have any front photos of it - there it is to the right, near the gate.|
Years ago, I "dumpster-dived" for this shaker-type table I dubbed, "garden table."
|This was Spring - you can see the legs are getting worn; needs some TLC|
I've had this table for at least 25+ years old. It was pretty old when I found it. It's literally on its last leg. I won't let it go.
Yesterday, I decided to paint it - it was getting a bit too shabby looking and while I love shabby things, this was looking downright neglected. I looked for some spare paint in the garage and found some interior paint that I used to paint my kitchen cabinets. I will paint a second coat, sand it down and then put some water seal on it.
As I started to paint, it collapsed on me. I sat there...
Should I just scrap it - use the wood for garden signs?
Should I at least TRY to revive it?
The legs have dry rot. I continued to slap some paint on all the pieces and decided within the next couple of days, I will put it back together. I do know, that this is the last leg of my garden table that I have loved for many years. Do you have something old, that you love that everyone else thinks is junk?
I want my husband to build me a table that looks exactly like it when it's time to salvage it. Or heck, I can build it. It's that Shaker-style. Straight lines.