Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Farmhouse Table

I was so excited when I saw this table listed for sale at Furniture Zone  in Boone, IA. You just never know what treasures you might find there.

It's a fabulous reproduction farmhouse table. I love these!
The husband agreed, so I bought her and sold my other table.

Here's the table that I bought via Craiglist and painted before this one...

She was great but my painting has improved and I was ready to move on. Especially when I found the style I love and the farmhouse table fits our dining room space so much better.

Since my husband was home for 4 glorious days over Thanksgiving, we went to work on some house projects. I decided to try a little something new for the table top. I didn't want to have to buy anything so we worked with the materials we had on hand...

I started by mixing some of my French Linen Chalk Paint with water to create a wash. I didn't measure or anything... just mixed till I thought the consistency was right. Then I applied it with a brush... (warning: the lighting is not great in the work pictures because i work at night when all the babes are sleeping)

Here's the completed French Linen "wash" on the tabletop...

Then my husband applied a coat of Sherwin Williams Pickled White Oil Stain over the French Linen wash...

When that was dry, I did some sanding...

This is where all the work photos stop. I forgot to keep that up. After I sanded to get the look I liked, Brett finished the top by applying two coats of the Minwax (water based) Helmsman Spar Urethane. For the rest of the table, I painted her using the French Linen Chalk Paint.

Here's how she turned out...

The chair dilemma remains. I love the wood tones brought into this room but I'm not crazy about these chairs. I have a few ideas of what I like but we'll have to see what I can find.

and truth be told... i will never be cured of my love for Darcy :)
This chair is by Rachel Ashwell and can be found here.
It's my "someday" dream chair... after I work really hard and sell some big projects.
Always good to dream!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. what an amazing job you did on the's just beautiful. I'm sure you'll be selling a lot soon so you can have your chair.
    Bec x

  2. Your table looks amazing, I am so impressed. I hopped over from Savvy Southern style, your image caught my eye as I am also doing some makeovers with this paint, I hope to feature a chest of drawers tomorrow on my blog. It is my first attempt but as a oil artist I like to think my skills have come in handy as my drawers have not turned out too bad. Like you I wanted a French look. I must check out more of your makeovers.

    Lee :)

  3. I love the farmhouse table look and you did a beautiful job painting yours.

    I am amazed you have the energy to paint after the kiddos are in bed.

  4. This is a beautiful transformation! Great job!

  5. Love it! After the ASCP on the legs did you use wax or the Minwax Urethane?

    1. thank you. good question... i finished the apron and legs of the table with 2 coats of the soft wax.

  6. How lucky you were to find a treasure like your farm table...your work on it is fantastic!

  7. Love your finish! Pinned to my farm house kitchen board:)

  8. I am always amazed by the difference a little bit of paint makes! You did a beautiful job!

  9. I nominated you for the Liebster Award... to accept head on over to the blog!

    Have a happy New Year!