11.27 2012

Our diy farmhouse table

Farmhouse Table

We are so happy to have the folding kitchen table back in the garage and our homemade Farmhouse table finished! First, Kevin designed our vision on Autocad and this was that look we were after.

He spent a couple of days building it and I spent a couple of days finishing the top and painting the base and here is what we have now…we LOVE it!


I found the two Pottery Barn Windsor arm chairs on Craigslist, and the four side chairs on a Craigslist as well – which I plan to paint and distress to match. Now that I look at this photo, everything in this room is either homemade, from Craigslist or Goodwill, and most of it refinished from home.

Here are a couple of shots of the building process. Kevin dealt with a lot of warped pine and I dealt with a lot of cracks to fill with glue and sawdust before staining the top. The sanding alone took me an entire day to get it smooth and ready for staining and sealing. The stain I chose was Minwax Jacobean, but first I rubbed on a stain conditioner per the directions to prevent blotchiness. It turned out very rustic and gorgeous! The final finish is the same one I used here.

We purchased the chunky legs online from Osbornewood.com and the customer service was excellent.

Kevin built the table skirt himself.

We love the light and dark effects with the knots and where the cracks were filled with glue and sand dust.farmhouse-table

One final shot of using our table for the first time on Thanksgiving. We look forward to many more holidays, family dinners, and game nights around this table.

diy farmhouse table

31 thoughts on “Our diy farmhouse table

  1. Love the table you guys built, very pretty. Just found your site and am thinking about purchasing your ebook…it looks very interesting and although I refinish furniture, I am always openminded about trying new things and I am sure there are things I can learn:)


  2. Christa that is gorgeous!! Isn’t great to be able to design something and then bring it to life?!? oh yeah! You guys rocked that table girl and it IS going to anchor your home for many years to come :)

  3. I had the privilege to christen the table and be the first guest to enjoy it. It is remarkable, and the creators deserve to be proud of their endeavor. Congratulations Kevin and Christa! Mom

  4. Well, I just spend a good few hours reading EVERY post on your blog! I just couldn’t stop! I LOVE how you style your furniture and home, and the way you write is very captivating. I will definately be buying your ebook soon.

    I have refinished furniture and been pleased with the result, but your pieces are just so much better than most other refinishes I have seen. They look professional, and I love the “hand rubbed” finish. I am so excited to keep reading!

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