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« on: January 30, 2012 06:28:43 PM »

So I was walking my dog last night and someone outside asked me if my dog was a Cairn Terrier -- she is one, but she's TINY since her last owners abused her (she was incredibly underweight when I got her) and never fully developed... anyhoo as we were talking I noticed this huge pile of old windows... Turns out he's a house flipper... he tried to sell them, no one wanted them (since they're single pane... and longer panes, instead of those 6 pane ones)... so he told me I could have them for free. So I went back with my car and fit all the ones I could in there...

Anyways... I've had an eating disorder for years and have never had a kitchen table at any of my "adult" residences, despite being 24 years old, because it scares me... I had told my therapist I was going to try to correct that... and so today I was thinking about it... and I thought a kitchen island that was counter height (meaning I could sit at it with a bar stool) would be the perfect compromise... enter in the windows and we have:

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and I couldn't get a good picture of it... but you can see where the ropes used to be too...




It's a bit big for my current kitchen, but not so big that it would make my kitchen unfunctionable... and I sort of love it.



Let me know what you think and if you have any questions!
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012 07:22:58 PM »

I think it's awesome. It's big but because it's see through, it doesn't look as big. It also seems like a great way for you to fight your disorder. You can say "I made this and it's awesome and it deserves to be used". Or you can look at your feet and think of cute, new shoes you deserve...instead of being too focused on what you are eating. Or whatever. I don't really know much about eating disorders but I hope this becomes a tool in your fight against the disorder. Because it's totally up to the task.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012 08:03:25 PM »

It's wonderful! What a nice reward for yourself. Hope it helps you and that you enjoy it!
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012 08:34:21 PM »

How neat! You did a wonderful job of saving these windows. Your table looks great and is certainly one of a kind!
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012 05:26:05 AM »

The table is fab, a great, unique way to reuse unwanted windows and to help push past your barriers.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012 11:44:09 AM »

What a fantastic find. You made a great table. It's a table yet it's not. It's there but it's not. It is gorgeous!!! It looks fantastic against those incredible floors. Love the "rustic". Great Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012 09:01:37 PM »

It looks fantastic against those incredible floors. Love the "rustic". Great Great job!

My entire downstairs - minus the bathroom and laundry room which appear to have been added on at a later date (which is possible as my house is from the 1800s -- you can actually see where the coal chute used to be) have those wood plank floors. The only bummer of them? Sweeping them as they have those recessed where they meet... but I love them... and the exposed brick in my laundry room.

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012 10:15:27 PM »

Sounds like a fantastic house. (Exposed brick. Sounds very nice.) Again, just gorgeous and that new island is in keeping with the house! Hope you do something in your laundry room (next to that wall. hint hint)
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012 11:38:03 AM »

This is soooo creative, I love it, and since its see thru, it doesn't look too big for the kitchen, you did a very good job with it!
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012 06:46:21 AM »

Awesome!!! Really, really creative! I think it's so brave of you to create a table after your battle with an eating disorder- best of luck and sending good thoughts as you move forward. Smiley
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