Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Table.

Every once in a while Jose and I embark on a project that I know will be challenging. Simply because we are different people with unique opinions. Naming a child comes to mind...or driving a long road trip. In that vein, I was a little nervous about one of our most recent projects. You see, after searching for furniture for our patio and feeling extremely discouraged about the quality and price of what we'd found, we decided we would build a table. A big table. And, I had big dreams for it.

Five years ago, we bumped over dirt roads to our honeymoon destination in Belize--Black Rock Lodge. It was magical. The canopy of the jungle overhead, the rushing of the river below, and the twinkling, romantic light in the dining pavilion greeted us upon our arrival. Every evening all of the guests would join together under the pavilion for a family style dinner. It might be our favorite place in the resort. 

So, when we first saw our spacious, covered deck, I knew exactly what I wanted. The romance, ambiance and magic of Black Rock. To do that, we needed a huge, wooden table and twinkling lights and friends to fill the table, of course. We set our sights on Diego's birthday--we would have plenty of family there to fill our table. We designed, researched, redesigned, and work-work-worked every night. We barely finished the table in time.

Here's the thing, though: Jose and I felt like a dream team on this project. We felt perfectly suited to get this done, each using our strengths. We trusted each other and questioned each other, but had our eyes on our goal. And, we are so proud of the results. We like this table a lot. I think we will use it for years and years. I am certain the deck will become one of our favorite rooms in the house. But, mainly we felt so good at having completed it together.


  1. it looks so wonderful!! great teamwork :)

  2. Love the table and being invited to join you at said table.
    IKEA has nothing on the two of you!