We found this American Drew piece at an estate sale in North Carolina. The piece was generally in pretty good shape, with the exception of a few minor imperfections with the finish on the top. When we are shopping for new projects we are looking for three types of pieces: antiques that need little work (see this blog for an example of these type of pieces), pieces that we are going to completely refinish (see the twin 1 and twin 2 blogs for examples of these type of pieces), and transition pieces that we will be transitioning from its original manufactured purpose to a newly created and designed purpose (this blog and our Chevron Bench blog are great examples of this).
As soon as we saw this little coffee table, we knew that it had a lot of potential to become something new. It was solid wood and in great shape, so we started stripping it to see where it would take us. Josh’s sister and our brother-in-law had been looking for a bench at the time, and we decided to try to meet a need and learn some new things along the way.
Josh and Sydney are life adventurers that love to learn and create. We are exact opposites and enjoy gaining new perspective. Our home is where our varying personalities shine, and we use it to gather our friends and family together.