|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. :)