DIY Rustic Farmhouse Table (Finish)

Pin It Click here for the plans to build this farmhouse table.


New fall decor photo.

When we bought new dining room furniture, we moved the old dining room furniture into the breakfast room.  The huge 54" round table (not to mention the 6 chairs) took up every inch of the small room.

Since I am pretty limited on funds for new furniture right now, I decided to build a new table to fit in the room perfectly.  Not only will it be the right size, but I can build it really sturdy to withstand my autistic son's need to sometimes dance on tables.  :)

I found a great farmhouse table on Ana White's website and altered it to fit my needs.


Here is the finished table (minus the poly):






Red Oak stain on the pine looks rustic and warm.


 First, I cut and built the frame.  Check out Ana's site for plans that can fit your needs.  The frame was made with 2"x4" boards and 4"x4" (pressure treated).  The store had some beautiful 4"x4" cedar boards, but they were 4 times the cost of the pressure treated.  Plus, since the bottom is being painted, I just sanded these smooth and rounded the edges.



Initially, I didn't have the bottom cross brace on the legs.  However, once I added it, it was 100 times more solid and didn't wiggle when I moved the frame across the garage to paint it.

Underneath the table top.  Easier to secure it on the floor.



Here is a picture on the cross boards-


 The base was dry brushed with white paint.






Then I added some colors (dry brushed).  Don't worry about how bright the colors look.  The glaze and final drybrush conceal the bright colors.








Then I dry brushed on a light grey and lighly glazed with a darker color to tone down the bright colors..
The finished look I wanted was to resemble a weathered old board that had been sitting out in the elements for years.





I'm going to poly in the morning and then put it in the breakfast room when it dries.  More pics to come later.

Here is a close up of the dry brushed table leg:




Thanks for visiting. :)

30 comments:

  1. Very cool! Glad I found ya through perfectly imperfects link party :). You're one handy gal! Visit me sometime, (if you'd like) at paintedparlor.blogspot.com.

    Julie

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  2. Awesome job on the table! I love how chunky it is! Visiting from the Shabby Chic Cottage.

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  3. This is really impressive! I love the dry brushing you did. I use that a lot too. :) I found you on a link party and I'm glad I did!

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  4. You have done a great job with your table!

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  5. Thank you, thank you! I love the link parties to see what everyone had been doing with their projects. Thanks again for the kind words.

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  6. Beautiful! Featuring your table today...thanks for linking up!!
    :-)
    shaunna

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  7. Very Nice!!! I found you through Perfectly Imperfect

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  8. This looks great! I love the finish you were able to achieve on the base...I would have never thought of using all of those colors to achieve that aged look.

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  9. Thank you Shaunna! I really appreciate the feature on your blog.

    And it is so sweet reading your kind feedback. You all just made my day. :)

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  10. That is absolutely beautiful! You did a fantastic job and should be very proud of yourself. :-) Thank you so much for sharing this at our Inspiration Friday party and we hope to see lots more of you in the future!
    Vanessa

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  11. Very sweet of you Vanessa, thanks so much.

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  12. What a gorgeous table!! Thanks for showing how you got the legs to look so weathered and aged to a sweet blue patina. Very well done. :)

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  13. Congrats, beautiful:) Loves from Turkey:)

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  14. This is great! My hubby built our table, but we paid for someone to do the top--wish I would have seen yours first. Our's has too new of a finished look rather than farm table look. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon.

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  15. Hello Turkey! I love to see all the blog traffic reports from all over the world. Isn't the internet wonderful for meeting people so far away?

    Thanks Tammy. I honestly didn't know if it would turn out like I was seeing it in my head. I'm so glad it did.

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  16. Very nicely done! I especially like the contrast between the top stain and the weathered color of the legs. Ana may address this question on her site, but I'll ask anyway: is pressure treated lumber safe to use on indoor furniture, or does the poly seal in all the chemicals?

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  17. Cathy, there are so many layers of paint, stain and poly that it is sealed two times over. However, if I ever got a new puppy going through a teething phase...yes, it could be a worry. Thanks for pointing that out for any others that might have small children or puppies. My dog is finally past his chew on everything phase, which is why I'm building so many tables to replace the old ones (and new shoes). They do sell beautiful cedar 4"x4" posts that would work perfectly instead of the pressure treated.
    Again, thanks so much!

    And thank you Candace :)

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  18. Thanks for the reply! Pups and kids are exactly what I had in my anxiety-prone mind. The legs of my kitchen table and several of its chairs still have teethmarks from when my dog took offense at being locked in the kitchen when nobody was home. Of course, I could just say that she was distressing it for me, but . . . . you know. Again, lovely work. I wish I weren't so afraid of sharp implements!

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  19. Courtney Harris8/9/11, 7:50 PM

    Beautiful table! I think I am going to attempt this one... I love the use of chunky 4x4's instead of the 2x4's on Anna White's version of the table, and the crossbars are a great addition for support. But can I ask you, I don't see any screw holes in your pictures...how did you fasten the legs and cross-bars?

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  20. I used the Kreg screws and filled the holes with filler. I should have pointed that out in the post. Since I was planning on painting I didn't really worry about using those little plugs that you can stain.

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  22. Great table and blog.
    I am your newest follower!
    You are welcome at my pad anytime!
    Tara
    A Mustard Seed Dream

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  23. You are great! thanks for sharing

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  24. Awww, thank you very much for stopping by and commenting.

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  25. What a gorgeous table!! Thanks for showing how you got the legs to look so weathered and aged to a sweet blue patina. Very well done. :)

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  26. Great table and nicely put together!

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  27. Love this, is the paint used on the legs latex or oil based? And how did you final coat them?

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