One of my most amazing furniture acquisitions while we were in Tucson was this beautiful farm table.
When I found it on Craigslist it was in rough shape. After my own refinishing attempts, sweet Natalie from Natty by Design got her hands on it and brought it back to life. It’s magnificent in every way…one solid piece, thick chunky legs, hand-crafted, two drawers, heavy as all get-out…it’s a real gem.
Unfortunately, it just doesn’t fit our current dining space well like it did in our Arizona home. It’s just a tad too big. Instead of using it as a dining table it’s mostly a collection table for homework, backpacks, bills, etc.
The other day I was browsing a local antique furniture store and came across this vintage Saarinen table. I’ve wanted a real-deal tulip table for years. It’s a modern classic. Despite the fact that the base and table top had been sprayed with a primer only and it was in rough shape it was love at first sight.
The edges of the table are hammered which is fine because it’s a tad too big anyway.
I need to find someone who can shave a few inches off without hacking it up. If I had my druthers I would have the metal base powder coated and find a white Calacatta marble top. By the time I’m done with it I may have ended up investing the same amount of money it would cost to buy an actual Knoll Saarinen table. However, there’s something deeply satisfying about putting your own signature on a piece. It’s the knowing that yours is totally unique and something no one else has because you put your own sweat and tears into making it beautiful.
(That’s what I tell myself at least when I add up the receipts in the end).
In the meantime, it’s sitting on our back patio while I research the best way to refinish it.
Oh, and our farm house table is for sale.
Dimensions: 7 feet long x 40 inches wide x 31 inches tall
Located in Sandy, Utah.
Please buy it so I can get to work on the Saarinen.