My Shabby Kitchen Table has been used in many a photo shoot here at Old Things New, but I don’t believe she’s ever had her very own feature! I guess it’s about time since this was one of the first pieces I ever painted with chalk paint.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this little dining table and she has been perfect for our lake house. Since we’re moving cross country though, and need to lighten our load, she was sold at our flash garage sale last weekend. Note: We’ve found that cross country moving expenses are unbelievably high and I’m sad that I’ve had to part with quite a bit of furniture. The upside is that I will be doing a lot of thrifting and antiquing once we get to our new home. Plenty of future material for Old Things New!
It feels sorta funny (if funny qualifies as a feeling) to let go of this shabby kitchen table. I think even more so because as I look at this table I remember the many faces that have sat around it over the past several years. Parents, children, sisters and brothers, friends both old and new, my dear crafting buddies, some amazing pastors and leaders, Freedom Session facilitators and even many of our FS participants, who have poured out their hearts right here at this table.
Wow . . . I don’t think there is a single piece of furniture that holds my heart quite as strongly as my shabby little kitchen table. I can only hope and pray that her new family will create as many fond memories around this table as we have.