Deconstruction

The definition of deconstruct: to expose or dismantle the existing structure.

When I first saw this table, I fell in love with the legs. The top looks fine in this photo I took in March, but it was really a mess of peeling and cracked veneer. When I got it home, the dark wood top was a distraction from those beautiful legs. I lived with it for awhile.




Yesterday, I just couldn’t stand it anymore. I removed the old peeling wood top. I was so glad I did, because now the architecture of this lovely little table is even more impressive to me.





I purchased a thin piece of tempered glass and filled the center of the table with sparkling glass beads.






By removing the peeling tabletop, the beauty of those gorgeous legs can now be seen. It's a bit of architectural whimsy that brings a lot of fun to our room.


6 comments:

Chatelaine said...

Oh I think the glass top was a great choice. It really showcases the graceful legs of the table.

Sandy said...

What a difference the new glass top makes. I love how you can see the structure of the table, great idea!

Blessed Serendipity said...

You sure turned that lemon into lemonade. Lovely!

xo,
Danielle

Palomasea said...

That was a brilliant change, dear Nancy! Beautiful...
Hope you are having a lovely week, sweet friend.
Hugs,
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

PERFECT IMPROVEMENT! I love combining old with new. Your touch of SPARKLE is thrilling to this old lover of shine!!!

SO GOOD TO SEE YOU SWEET SISTA! Be well, Anita

June said...

You have some gorgeous legs there Nancy!!!! You have such beautiful taste in everything you do. Every time I get a glimpse into your home I know it would be a place of respite for me.
I hope that you are having a wonderful Spring in your area Nancy.
sending hugs...