Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My Farmhouse Table

I have wanted a farmhouse table for the longest time!
And, I wanted my son to build it. 
After about a million hints (actually they were more like requests) it sunk in that I was serious about wanting a new table. 
So, for Christmas 2013, my husband gave me a gift card to Lowe's to buy what we needed to build the table.

It didn't happen until August, but my table was finally built!

I lucked up on some legs that I wanted to use at an antique store. Then I had plenty of money on the gift card to buy everything else so my son, John, could get to work!
He started by building a frame for the top of the table and attaching it to the legs...

I wanted the table to be long and skinny, so it measures a little over 7 feet long and 29 inches wide.

Next, John added supports across the frame...

Then he added 4 boards to create the top...

I then took a belt sander to the edges to round the corners and rough up the edges to make it look old.
Then we flipped it upside down onto the kitchen counter work station and stained the base of the table...

I added crackle medium is a few random areas...

and, then I painted the base of the table with milk paint from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company in the color barn red...

I went over the base with a dark wax to tone it down and then stained the top...

In a couple of places on the top,
I used my fingers and wiped on a little of the milk paint...

It took awhile for me to get my farmhouse table,
but it was worth the wait!

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  1. What an amazing gift! I can't believe how you aged it to perfection -- beautiful.

  2. Wow! Love it and especially like all the different chairs!

  3. Such a beautiful addition to your home!

  4. What a gorgeous table! I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About, Monday-Thursday link party!

  5. You picked the right legs, the right dimensions, and the right color for a perfect table. Worth the wait.

  6. Your table is gorgeous! I love everything about it :) Visiting from Jann's lovely party....enjoy your day!

  7. This table is awesome and I love that your son built it for you! I think the mismatched chairs are totally fantastic and I love the color milk paint and stain you chose as well. Definitely worth the wait! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Something to Talk About Link Party. Coco

  8. Fantastic job! It looks absolutely beautiful!

  9. Oh I LOVE this table...great color you used for the base of it. Thanks for sharing it at my party today...it's always nice to have you here.


  10. Gorgeous table and I love that you made it with your son, with materials gifted from you husband...now it has a great story to tell too!!

  11. How exciting! Looks great! Can he make me one too!

  12. So worth the weight--LOVE it lucky lady!

  13. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  14. Ok I've get out of here - I keep backtracking on your posts and I want to do them all lol
    This is amazing !
    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I love that's it's not as wide as a standard table ( they take up too much room ) but that it's so long - what a beautiful job!!!
    Off to you know where - because I want to copy everything you do. Eventually.

  15. الشرق الاوسط من اهم شركات نقل العفش بالدمام متحصصه فى نقل عفش واثاث بالدمام ونقل العفش بالخبر كما انها توفر شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل والخبر وشركة نقل عفش بالقطيف والاحساء وجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاثاث بالمنطقة الشرقية بارخص اسعار نقل عفش بالدمام وتقدم ايضا شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام والخبر
    شركة الشرق الاوسط
    شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
    شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركة نقل عفش بالقطيف
    شركة نقل اثاث بالاحساء
    شركة نقل عفش بالخبر
    شركات النقل البري بالدمام
    شركات نقل العفش بالدمام
    ارقام شركات نقل العفش بالدمام
    ارخص شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
    شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر

  16. كما انها متخصصه فى النظافة وتنظيف المنازل ونظافة بالدمام والشقق والبيوت والفلل والكنب بالدمام
    شركة غسيل كنب بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف كنب بالدمام

  17. اهم شركات نقل العفش والاثاث بالدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش بمكة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل عفش بينبع
    شركة نقل عفش ببريدة

  18. What's the thickness of the boards he used for the table top?


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