I’ve been looking for an old farm table that I could use for a desk in my office, and I finally found one!
Only, it didn’t look like the picture below when we got it. I thought I’d taken a before picture but, for the life of me, I can’t find it. So just use your imagination, okay?
The top of the farm table was dry and cracked in places and had obviously been used as a cutting board somewhere along the way. The wood was gray and rough and hadn’t been conditioned in years.
Got that mental image?
Then my husband got a hold of said table and sanded down the top, smoothing the rough spots and taking off the old finish that still clung to the wood in places. Then we refinished it and voila!
Isn’t it pretty?
The drawers aren’t in yet in this picture (I was still cleaning them).
I’ll share another picture once I’ve got my office organized and up and running again, which will be a few days. I’m writing pretty much 24/7 (when I’m not refinishing tables) on the third Belmont Mansion book. Adelicia Acklen, the mistress of Belmont Mansion in the 1800s, had three special “loves” in her life: art, nature, and music.
In A Lasting Impression, we explore her love of art. In A Beauty So Rare, we delve into her love affair with nature. And in “Title Yet To Be Confirmed,” we learn all about her adoration of music. I’m loving the characters in this story and the journey they’re taking, and hope you will too.
In refinishing this old farm table, I couldn’t help but think about what Christ has accomplished for us through his death, burial, and resurrection. How he’s given us new life, fresh hope, and a transformed eternal perspective.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life has gone, a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I don’t know about you, but I cherish fresh starts in life. I stumble and fall so often in my faith. So it’s an especially sweet reminder to know that Christ in us means regenerated life! There’s nothing he can’t make new either. He’s the Master Restorer. And aren’t we grateful!
So, all you DIYers out there…
Have you ever saved an older piece of furniture and given it new life? Please share! I’d love to hear your story.
Blessings on your day, friends,
Something Joe shared with me earlier this week. Love it!
Granted, we love sarcasm in our family, so…
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