Reclaimed wood table..

Posted November 01, 2010 by Christina

I wish it was this beautiful and simple... but now I have a naked grey wall in my dining room and I am still debating on what I will do...

This little beauty

or a couple of these...

What do you think?  

By the way Holy Moly it is November!!

images via robyn woodhall, wisteria and etsy 



anita @ a dreamer's den

that door in the first pic is inspiring…how about a big beautiful screen?

Fri Oct 17 14:13:14 2014

Teresa at Splendid Sass

Love, love, love. Just gorgeous!
Have a nice week.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:13 2014

Concrete Jungle

bus signs done….love the first pic be brave!

Fri Oct 17 14:13:13 2014


I would go for the signs myself, they are really interesting.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:13 2014

Aspiring Kennedy

of course this oxford girl is loving the sign with all the london neighborhoods. :) i say, go for it.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:13 2014

Studio 13

I’m a sucker for the sunburst mirrors.. even just one tiny one in the center of a big wall can add drama. Or a tiny one mounted onto the center of a giant frameless mirror.. good luck!

Fri Oct 17 14:13:13 2014

vosges paris

never mind the beauty thing.. those signs are way cool! I have seen them at many places but hnever understood where to really get them.. must check out eBay or something ;)

Fri Oct 17 14:13:12 2014


The station stops trend has peaked; for that kind of $, I don’t think you want to catch a trend on its way down. What you love about the first picture, I think, is the bold horizontal profile that echoes that of the table. I agree with the comment by Studio 13: get a local glass company to cut and install a giant horizontal slab of mirror, then have a craftsman cut and install a surrounding “frame” by laying on sections of crown molding. [Plus, your otherwise darkened wall will suddenly be ignited by reflections.] Have your craftsman build the crown molding up as high or low as you want it to be, then seal or paint. You will have invested less money than half of what one of those station signs costs.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:12 2014

liz @ bon temps beignet

I make those destination signs. Here are a few examples of the ones I’ve made…

Let me know if you want one! : )

Fri Oct 17 14:13:12 2014

Acquired Objects

I liked your idea of using the zinc clock face on the wall or if it isn’t enough of a contrast try the bus signs, love those.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:12 2014


Close your eyes and leap…it will be beautiful.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:11 2014


Love that table… and the signs… and the mirror. : )

Fri Oct 17 14:13:11 2014


I’m obsessed with the starburst mirror. I just bought one for over the bed in my guestroom and it’s such a statement piece – the mirror is perfect!

Fri Oct 17 14:13:11 2014


I would go for the signs, they make a statement in the midst of all the browns.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:11 2014

christine {bijouandboheme}

Loving the table alot- it’s gorgeous and it would look amazing in your space. I have never been a huge fan of the starburst mirrors though-not really sure why.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:11 2014

Charlotta Ward

Christina that table made me faint! It’s gorgeous!!

x Charlotta

Fri Oct 17 14:13:10 2014


I don’t think words belong on a the dining room wall, fine for the kitchen. The sunburst mirror is lovely.
Have you considered painting the wall in a grey color and then overpainting it in a damask stencil print done in the same color mixed with silver metallic paint? Benjamin Moore makes this product. It would look simply elegant!
I would not paint the wall too dark, whatever you decide. I suggest trying a lighter warm grey paint but darker than the table.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:10 2014


I love the bus station signs, but I lived in London for 4 years, and I am pretty certain the sign on the right is for bus route #32. The bus I took many many times to head to Camden for a night out, or an afternoon at our favorite pub on a Sunday. It would also take me to Notting Hill to buy veg from all the carts. Oh how I miss London.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:10 2014


the transportation signs scream hot decorating trend of 2010- and you may tire of them soon, sunburst mirrors are more classic

Fri Oct 17 14:13:10 2014


Do the signs have some meaning for you? Maybe you could find some with place names that prompt a happy memory or travel wish. Otherwise the sunburst shape of the mirror(s) complements linear table.
Love the Greige! Susan

Fri Oct 17 14:13:10 2014

Casa Très Chic

I like those signs.
They would look great in my walls.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:09 2014

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd.

I would say do something that is really you and less trendy. You have fabulous taste.

Fri Oct 17 14:13:09 2014

Charlotta Ward

Sorry. Was so taken by the table that I forgot to give my 2 cents worth..

I still can’t get over the mirror collection you already have. I think it would look fantastic against a grey wall..!
Otherwise, go for the sunburst. I think the scrolls are a little dated now..

xx Charlotta

Fri Oct 17 14:13:09 2014

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greige: (gra, grège, gray)
adj: not bleached or dyed;
unfinished; raw