Thursday 18 July 2019

Reclaimed Trashure

In Turkey having guests is a part of daily life. Very often still, women stay at home and these women often visit each other. Or families visit each other. No call or appointments, I know of families that have every evening a bunch of people over.
Before we had dogs we also got visitors, mostly neighbors, we hated it, lol :) As introverts, guests are exhausting and if those guests are people you have nothing in common with it is just a waste of time. Luckily the guests got less when our dogs became more, these days we get none, which is kind of perfect as we work from home so we really need the quiet and peace to be able to produce.

Why am I telling all this? Well with the number of guests typical Turkish families get, it is a standard thing to have nesting tables in your home. The more guests the more tables you need to put coffee, tea, fruit and such on it to be a good host. The table above was part of such a set, that is why the front is open so the other tables can fit in it. I found it on the curb with a tabletop all swollen by water, but the feet were pretty and solid so it came home. I have found such abanded pieces of such sets before, that is why I wanted to explain a little further, they are very common in Turkey. A good host has at least 4 such tables so when needed she can bring tea and coffee for 20 people at once. (I'm not exaggerating!!).

This sad piece got a makeover. First, the old tabletop and paintwork got removed.
I then cut driftwood and boat wood to create the top.

The wood got staple gunned to the table.

I painted the table itself rustically to match the top.

I added a driftwood branch (cut to size) to fill up the front gap.
And all wood I varnished to smoothen it a little and to protect the paint.

I love how it turned out!

  • Saved table from ending up at landfill - check
  • Cleaned up beach and reused those pieces - check
  • Got a cool table in the progress - check

Yes, I'm very satisfied, I love reusing things and turning them in something functional and beautiful.

This cool one of a kind table is available at StarHomeStudio.

Check our shop for more one of a kind furniture pieces and driftwood decor.


  1. I love to visit. And I hope the owners love me)))

  2. Beautiful piece!
    And I had to laugh so hard at this one
    "if those guests are people you have nothing in common with it is just a waste of time."
    I could not agree more XD

  3. Love to see yours projects ''behind the scene''.