Monday, June 14, 2010

1 dock + 4x4 = Fabulous Table!

Yesterday was a great day! This table that I have dreamed about has finally taken shape! Sooo I had the idea to make this really long table for our patio area so that we could all sit together for dinner (we've been using 2 tables or some would sit on the couch) the table tops I thought would work just did not for one reason or another. Then last week while dumping some weeds down our back hill I came across a long overlooked dock that was given to us a few years ago.

Perfect! I had a 4x4 stashed from a project that again... didn't h
appen. Well put them together with some help from our wonderful neighbors and there you have it. The most fabulous outdoor table ever!!! I LOVE IT! All 8 chairs fit around it with the extra 2 at the ends. I think I will have to look for a couple of other end chairs though, these sit too low and aren't really made for the outdoors.

See this ring? It's for holding your boat... we were thinking that maybe we would use it to secure Max to his seat so he would eat all of his dinner! (My neighbors idea I swear!)
This table is our table where we put out the dishes, and condiments or food. It works so well.
This picture is a little grainy, sorry, I wanted to take pics before it got so dark but we were relaxing at the table and visiting and well time got away from me. I am hoping for many more nights just like that ( minus the mosquitos)
So there you have it, 1 dock, 1 4x4 and help from some wonderful friends = 1 fabulous table!

Thanks for stopping by, Theresa xoxo

I'm linking this up to Boardwalk Bragfest, and Saturday Night Special, and DIY Showoff
and Transformation Thursday.


  1. Oh my gosh Theresa! THAT is fantastic!!! I have a lot of things laying around... but I have to say it does not include a dock. hee-hee

    I think it's FANTASTIC!!! Do you think the people at the local marina would notice a missing dock?

    :-D robelyn

  2. You are so creative! I love your table. You would of never known it was a dock. Love the chandies hanging over the table too. When are you coming to do mine?

  3. how am I supposed to find a dock in the middle of Vegas? This is a brilliant idea, just brilliant!


  4. Don't you love it when an idea hits you rite in the face sometimes? Lord thats a neat table!

  5. What a magical looking tablescape, I love it!

  6. Hi Theresa!
    I just came across your blog this morning and had to tell you I love it! Your dock table looks wonderful and the idea was super!
    You got another follower!

  7. Awesome table, who would have ever thought of that. Great creativity. Love the hanging light, I have one over my deck table and some day I am going to get some jars and candles in it.

  8. Hi Theresa~ this is such an awesome project! I just love it! I am planning a big table for a porch we are finishing off~ I really want to have a table where our family can all gather, too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments! I have really enjoyed my visit to yours, too, and am looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

  9. How cool is that?! I would never have dreamed of turning a dock into a table. What a great idea! I also really love the blue Mason jars! Looks like you should be in Martha Stewart Magazine!!

  10. Now awesome! I need you & your creative mind for Annie's party Saturday :) You have the coolest ideas! Thank goodness I have Kate :) Now you just need a TV chef to live with you...they always have cool parties on wonderful tables like that!

    Oh & yes about Stinkbomb...I never thought I would have to give the, "You NEVER put perfume on toads or ANY animals." talk. Scares me what they are up to when I DON'T catch them.

  11. Amazing!! You did a FABULOUS job! I love it! And I LOVE the blue jars on top too! Did you tint them?

  12. Theresa!!!
    I love it, I can just hear the crickets and see the fireflies off in the distance as you sit down by the candlelight to enjoy family time.
    This setting is just what I long for. Sitting with my family gathered around and the children playing while going down memory lane.
    It just feels so safe, like you are in your own little world.
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics
    makes me sigh.

  13. this right here is just great! I love it. Before I read the post, I thought maybe it was from some sort of pallet. A dock is perfect and love the old mason jars, too. It looks like,Happy meals ahead, for you! Great job. Lezlee

  14. WOW - This is outstanding! And, of course, you have it all decked out just right. Beautiful and inviting.

  15. I Love It!!! I wish I had a dock just lying around waiting for this project. I can't believe how beautiful it all turned out! And I like the 2 chandeliers. I only have one over my outside dining table, but if I could make a longer table, I could use 2 also.. Another project to put on the list. Thanks so much for sharing!

  16. This is amazing! I found you on a linky party and this is SO impressive. What a great idea and a beautiful repurpose of something that you had lying around. I post about my favorite things on Fridays, this is definately one of them. Stop by if you like and say hi (:

  17. I am so in love with this table...I want to go dock hunting! It is fabulous and the whole environment looks inviting.
    504 Main

  18. Theresa, I just wanted to let you know I am a Copy Cat! I recreated your table!! I posted about it on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. OH my gosh! This would be perfect at my parents cottage! They or their neighbors probably even have an extra piece of dock to do it with too! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

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  21. Hi Theresa! Let me try that again....

    I wanted to drop you a note to let you know that your amazing table has been featured this week from your participation in the Boardwalk Bragfest party. You can see the feature here:

    Feel free to grab a "featured" button, and I hope to see you again tomorrow at the Boardwalk Bragfest!

  22. that's brilliant!
    I love that it's recycled and the look is perfect for outdoors.

  23. That is a fabulous friday's favorite. The whole family gathered is worth a few mosquitos!
    Come join our linky party.

  24. Great Idea! I have a shipping crate that I have been wanting to turn into outdoor tables...thanks for inspiring me to GET BUSY!

  25. Beautiful table. I love it and it looks wonderful with the mason jar candles. I love being outside relaxing this time of year.


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo