Curating furniture for your home piece by piece can take years and it should. It’s a process of finding the right furniture that fits your home and your family’s lifestyle. You have to consider, size, scale, shape, color, and function. Only when you find that piece that meets your likes and these needs, are you ready to make that purchase.
Selecting furniture for your home is very personal and not a decision that you should rush into. Instead of choosing pieces that fit the format and function of their homes, many people rush to fill the empty spaces. It’s also the reason they end up swapping out pieces a few years later – resulting in more money spent and more furniture in our landfills.
So please take your time selecting furniture for your home, even if it takes years. Choose pieces that are the right fit for the space and the way your family functions.
If you’ve been following along for a while here at Entri Ways, you know that I refinish furniture; some for clients and some that I refinish and sell. Very rarely do I shop furniture stores for brand new pieces. Instead, I enjoy finding pre-owned furniture that’s the right size, shape, and serves the function and then customizes it with paints and stains.
Sometimes I piece together furniture to transform it into something useful and amazing. Literally pieces. Such was the case with this round pedestal table.
I came across this table base more than a year ago. It was originally brown stained, but still amazing. A thick solid wood base on vintage casters. Aaaaah… furniture love.
This pedestal has decades of life left in it and could not go to a landfill! So I brought it home, painted it black, and set it in my cellar where it waited until I found the perfect round tabletop.
After a year of patiently waiting and watching, Heaven delivered a tabletop to me just two weeks ago. Well, actually a neighbor who was putting his house on the market delivered it to me, but I’m pretty sure Heaven told him I needed it. 🙂
The tabletop was the perfect size, but not solid wood and not the perfect color. Since it was in impeccable condition, I was willing to overlook the fact that it was not real wood. And while the light maple color was nice and modern, it wasn’t quite the look I wanted for the black pedestal.
I wish I had remembered to snap a before photo, but was so excited to finally have the perfect match for the pedestal, I got started refinishing it right away.
Three coats of Rustoleum Diftwood stain were applied with a rag, allowing 24 hours dry time between each coat. Then, to give the stain a little depth, a whitewash stain was wiped on. The final two coats were Benjamin Moore’s Stay Clear water-based poly.
The round wood that sits on top of the pedestal and supports the table was yet another piece from a separate, smaller tabletop that was also in my workshop.
Yes, this table was curated piece by piece and now ready for its new home. And, with any luck and a little patience, I’ll come across a few chairs to pair with it.
This round gray and black pedestable table is now for sale in the Entri Ways’ online Shop.