Back in November, I approached an old co-worker and friend of mine, Dennis, to see if he could build Jack a children's table for Christmas. He happily agreed to do so and I am so glad he did! Dennis is a super talented wood worker and let me tell you, this table is PERFECT. The table top is made from the lumber of Ash trees that were planted in his father's backyard when Dennis was just 2 years old. His father took great care of the trees, so when Dennis' father passed, Dennis had the trees cut into lumber and brought it with him on his move to Texas (from Michigan). Every piece he builds with this lumber is a memory of his father. I am SO grateful to have a piece of his family's legacy in our home, too! Thank you Dennis!
We've had the table since Christmas and J-Dub has been enjoying it since, but we never took the time to finish it until just a couple of weeks ago. I wish we had before and after pictures, but we don't. Bummer. Just imagine all UNFINISHED furniture.
Lime Green and Blue...
Red and Yellow...Do you like?!! :) The yellow chair is my favorite.
The little guy also got an unfinished rocking horse for Christmas from the grandparents, so we worked on him, too. We matched the horse and table.
Now I'm ready to start on our next project! Not sure what it is yet, but I already know Josh isn't as excited about it as I am!