renee of eat.live.shop sent in this beautiful before & after. she and her boyfriend found an old wooden door curbside (free!) and thought they could make something cool with it. it was in rough shape, but with a little work it was transformed into a great table top! how did they do it? renee and her bf removed the hinges, cut it down to size, sanded it down to the original wood (which still has a hint of the old layers of color showing through) and stained it with a walnut colored stain. after reattaching the hinges, they applied a weather sealer for protection and secured the new table top to the base of an old wrought iron sewing table they had “kicking around” and voila! a unique, custom table for around $50. bravo to renee and her boyfriend for seeing the potential in this found object.
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