THE Table Is Here!

Yesterday, I was happy happy happy to see this guy.  I hugged him at the door!  After all of these months, it was here.  THE table was here, the table I dreamed of, convinced my husband of, paid for, and waited for as it arrived from Canada.  I had cleaned the space the table was to be placed (which consequently is the area in the above picture), and couldn’t wait for them to bring it in and set it up.  I was giddy, folks, let’s just be honest.

And then, the delivery man pulled the pallet to the back, and stopped.  He just stopped and stared at me.  Me with my expectant, excited face.  He handed me a piece of paper and said, “Ooookay, sign here”.  Stammering, I asked, “You’re not going to bring it in?”  He looked at me with his most incredulous look and said, “I can’t get that in there!” What else could I do?  I signed.  And then I stood and stared at this thing, wondering what to do.

It made for a great little perch for the kids.

Luckily, I thought of a guy who has helped me move things before, I like to call him Mover Mike.  It was complete providence that he was literally five minute from my house, so he and his mover buddy came over and saved me.  I gave them hugs, too.  Then came the fun part.  I finally saw it with my own eyes…

I. love. it.  You know how when something is kind of out of the box, and you’re just not sure how it will look?  I mean, it looks great in your mind, but will that translate to real life?  This table completely exceeded all expectations, it is absolutely beautiful.  I am enamored with the wood and the rusticity and the contrast of the metal.  And the green??  It is emerald happiness.

There were two things I was worried about regarding the table – the state of the wood top and the tops of the seats.  I needn’t have worried, they are fabulous, and I don’t need to lift a finger to change anything.

It’s neat to think about this table, and the stories that were shared around it when it was sitting in a factory all of those many years ago.  I imagine the men with their metal lunch boxes.  I’m sure they would think it is crazy that I think their lunch table is so awesome!

Come back tomorrow for sofa and lighting updates in this room!

For more background information on these tables, see this post.

To find out what this table, Seth Rogen, and I have in common, see this post

Written by Grace

26 Responses to “THE Table Is Here!”

  1. Catherine October 17, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    I love the table and the lights! Can’t wait to see more of the room. Hope you are feeling better!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 10:46 am #

      Catherine, thank you so much! You are so sweet, I am feeling better. In fact, yesterday was the best I have felt in MONTHS! xoxo

  2. christina October 17, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    my jaw is dropped. i am in love with that table!!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 10:47 am #

      Christina, thank you!! I will tell you, my jaw dropped too at the unveiling! It is awesome, I am so happy with it! Thanks for sharing in my awe of the table. 🙂

  3. Emily October 17, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    It’s just too amazing Grace! Really, you hit the jackpot.
    I’ll be back tomorrow!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 10:47 am #

      Thanks Emily! I am so so pleased! xoxo

  4. Emily Clark October 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Great table! And, thanks for your sweet voicemail the other day. Glad you’re doing better.

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

      Hey Emily, thank you for the sweet message. 🙂 I’m glad I’m doing better, too! It feels very very good to have turned this corner. xoxo

  5. Lisa October 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    How exciting, Grace!! I saw your posts on Instagram and phew….I’m so glad you were able to get it in!! It is SO cool and interesting!!! This room is gorgeous already and has me daydreaming about adding one on the back of my house 🙂

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

      Lisa, me too! Thank you so much for your sweet words! I’m finally feeling encouraged about the space now that the light is at the end of this long (year long) tunnel!

  6. Alex October 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Oh. My. Goodness. I was giddy as well as I was anxiously reading your post! Spectacular! And you could not have planned a better “beat up green metal”. Just beautiful!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      Alex, I know!!! I LOVE the green, too! It is perfectly rubbed off, and I am so thrilled with it. Even my husband is in love with it. 😉

  7. Kat October 17, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Wow! I LOVE it. It is perfection! I need to come see you and that table in person. Maybe we could sit down and chat at that lovely emerald and wood beauty!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      Kat, thank you! I actually thought of you yesterday in my giddiness and knew you would appreciate it. 🙂 I would LOVE for you to come over!! xoxo

  8. emily October 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    gorgeous! such a happy ending!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

      Emily, thank you! I’m super relieved. 😉

  9. jillian October 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    LOVE it!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

      Jillian, thank you! I’m so happy with it!

  10. Claudia October 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    This is just out of the ball park! How very unusual, fun and beautiful. I have never seen a table like this…gutsy choice and a perfect choice I might add. Looking forward to some pictures of the room. Well Done!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

      Claudia, thank you!! I definitely want to flex some creativity with this room, and so far, it’s turning out great! More decorating to do though. 🙂

  11. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door October 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    I have never loved a picture more. Not kidding. I am head over heals for that table. And your floors, And walls, And windows. And sconces. This is my all time favorite room and I haven’t even seen it all yet. Cheers!

    • Grace October 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

      Elizabeth, this was such a nice comment. That makes my day coming from you!! Thank you so much, what an encouragement to what has been an awfully long process. Since we have always lived in old houses, it is the very first space in my own home that I have drawn and designed from the ground up. It’s very satisfying. Thanks again for your gracious words. xoxo

  12. Marlo October 18, 2013 at 2:29 am #

    That room, with those windows, ceilings, and floors, and that table – perfection.

    • Grace October 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

      Marlo, thank you so much! It’s been so fun to share the journey!

  13. Cassandra Durant-Hamm October 18, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    My mouth is still open! It’s beautiful and looks great in the job. Talk about persistence…you go girl!

    • Grace October 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

      Cassandra, thank you! Yes, persistence definitely won out in this case, yay! I so appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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