I am in love with this table.
Like, I say it every day and can frequently be heard whispering, “Hello farm table! You’re so pretty!”
My husband is amazing. I am constantly floored by his talent and skill. When we first got married I would see things on Pinterest and show it to him saying, “We could totally make that, huh?” And when I said “we” I mostly meant “you”. I don’t build things. I am known around these parts as “the finisher”.
So when he scored some 100 year old redwood when helping a friend of the family move, we both thought…. FARM TABLE! As soon as we (again… mostly him) got the top put together, we couldn’t wait to see how it looked in our house. Se we took it inside and sat it on top of our current table.
We loved it so much, we wanted to try it out. Ate a few meals at it and it passed the test. Now to seal it. I loved what the wood looked like and wanted to keep that grey weathered look. But we knew we needed to seal it really well to protect the wood from water rings and the like.
Now to the legs. This is the part that’s fun for me!
A couple of months ago my parent’s neighborhood was having a cleanup weekend, where people put all of their big stuff out to throw away. This day can also be known as my favorite day of the year. My dad, who I get my trash picking skills from, drove around taking photos of stuff and texting them to me to see if I wanted it. Love my dad. He sent me this photo asking me if I wanted the chairs. I said, “No, but what about that table? Get me the legs!”
We sanded them down and then I painted them with a light warm grey paint that was leftover from our bedroom.
Then I took some primer, the only white paint I had, and dry-brushed it over the grey.
After they were looking all nice and purty, I messed ’em up again. Took the sander to them like a mad woman. Then rubbed them with some dark wax and they were good to go!
I LOVE how it turned out!
I was a little surprised by how dark the poly-crylic made the wood and was a little bummed to lose that weathered look, but I still love it!
We’re still looking for two more chairs. These four have their own story and deserve a post all their own. Check back for that!