To accomplish two tasks with only one effort.
To use only one action to complete two tasks.
Unfortunately the picture I took showing both my tables on each side of my Dining room entrance is blurry:( I will take another and post it soon so you can see the whole amazing effect! I have a good size foyer and have been wanting to put a table of some sort on each side for quite awhile now. I have been very patient as I am not willing to spend a ridiculous amount of money to get the look I want. A few months ago while perusing through my favorite local Antique store I found a table in the old Railroad cart outside. Hmmm I thought, this has good bones, it's the right height, almost the right width but alas there is only one of them. What to do? Maybe I will cut the table in half horizontally? So I bought the table, told the store owner what I planned to do, he probably thinks I am a crazy lady haha! My friends husband cut it in half for me and also cut a little off the width of the table as it was a bit to wide for the space. He did an awesome job and it fit perfectly! My husband mounted it on the wall for me and I am a happy girl! I had plans to paint it but decide to go with the natural wood. I used clear wax on top and tung oil on the legs. It looks so great against the stenciled wall and gives me the balanced symmetry that I have been wanting for so long. Mission accomplished! Oh, I almost forgot to mention the old suitcases I have under each table, I stenciled them with an Italian stencil I had. Not sure what it says but I love the vintage style it adds.