Thursday, January 21, 2010

Remember This Table?

Brooke Giannetti had the giveaway of the year on her beautiful blog Velvet and Linen back in November. You may remember that I had entered with my office space in hopes of winning one of the three tables in the giveaway. Alas, I did not win....but the winners did a great job with the tables in their own spaces. It was very fun to see the results! (In case you missed it, click HERE.)

But the blogosphere is a wonderful place. When one computer window closes, another opens. Because of the blog post I did about the giveaway, I was happily reintroduced to an old friend I had lost touch with. Mike Whisten, a talented custom furniture maker and "imagineer", contacted me and we discussed a potential collaboration to make a table for my office. Mike was so inspired by the post, he began a project of his own. Mike recreated his own version of the metal frame table but instead of reclaimed lumber, he used reclaimed sales signs from a Loft project in Sacramento.

As you can see, his version is quite contemporary, and I love his spin on what constitutes a reuse of discarded materials. I think this table would be great in a loft, a beach house, or any eclectic setting that combines one-of-a-kind furniture peices. This is the kind of peice that makes a home unique. And that is what makes Mike special. He can work with anyone to create a peice of furniture that is perfect for them in size, material and function. Best of all, the prices are RIGHT!!! (This table is listed at $600 on Mike's website!)
I hope you have a chance to check out Mike's company website, 12M Design.
Give him a call and see what you can conjure up.
Meanwhile, Mike and I are talking about my Office table.

7 comments:

The Blasphemous Fiendess said...

Mike sounds like a good kind of friend to have. His table is wonderful and you are right, it is the kind of thing to really personalize a home. I look forward to seeing your new table.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

Katie,

What an interesting concept? I love it. Can't wait to see what you all come up with for your office table. I know it will be great. Hope you are well.

Cristin said...

Love it!!! Thanks for the resource too.

xo,
cristin

eddieross said...

Great post! The prices are right!!

I would love your support on the ELLE DECOR window that I decorated for the Big Window Challenge this year. As we all know, AT doesn't make it easy, but you can vote TWICE a day. Once online & the other by texting "1" to 89800.

Your support means the world to me!!

xo,
Eddie

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Inever got around to entering that contest but still think of that table for a spot in my home. I am off to check out Mike's website...

Karena said...

This table is a great piece, so glad you remembered this creative friend!! I will go check his site!
Karena

My Notting Hill said...

It looks great. Would be fun for people to be able to send Mike something that he could create the frame for. Hope your back is better.