rustic table with modern base
Faye/You Are the River

We always admire people who fearlessly take things apart on the way to REconfiguring them in a new way. So we love the antique table Faye from You are the River hacked, to give it a rustic/modern look; she salvaged rough-hewn top and added moderne legs. “I picked up a super funky table on Craigslist for $50, removed all the rusty screws, sanded it down, removed the legs and voila, I have yet another dining table!” It’s the legs that make it (They remind us of the one Sally designed out of black steel some time ago.

We found an inexpensive version of the legs at Ikea: Vika Moliden ($30 each) looks like a pretty close match to Faye’s.

Ikea Vika modern Moliden table legs base

Here was Fay’s process:

rustic antique table to hack
Faye/You Are the River

…deconstruct…

deconstructing rustic antique table
Faye/You Are the River

…sand

rustic modern table sanded ikea legs
Faye/You Are the River

…then screw in the legs. Great.

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