Monday, February 22, 2016

My Vintage Farm Table


I have been wanting a new coffee table for awhile and about a week ago I found a great table with lots of potential at the Flea Market. 

Before:
I fell in love with the wide planks on the top, the great legs and the two drawers.  


The top needed some major help, but I knew it could be gorgeous again.  I sanded down the planks and then sealed and stained the gorgeous old wood with AS dark wax/Lindseed oil.
For the base of the table, I mixed up my own chalk paint (Plaster of Paris and Garlic Clove by BM).  I wanted a chippy farmhouse style look for this table and I was out of milk paint, so I created my own chippy look.  I rubbed an old candle on the edges and the areas where I wanted the wood to show.  The wax creates a resist and the paint doesn't stick.  
 To help the chipping along, I scraped the piece with my spackle knife as well.  

I sealed the table with clear carnauba wax and then put it in my living room! 


I love the two drawers with the porcelain knobs! 



I love the rich wood and its color! 

Beautiful roses ad tulips for Spring! 

Look at those planks! 








74 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful. I have the same ikea pillow, and I love it. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you Sue-I love the pillow, but just switched them out this week!

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  2. It looks fantastic! Love the rich tone of the wood and complimented with the white gorgeous. I too have used the candle trick, worlds amazingly well. I wish I had drawers on my factory cart table because I'd be tucking all those remotes inside! Roses and Tulips are my favorite flowers and I love them combined.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I love the rich wood tones too!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I am so happy with it!

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  4. This fabulous table looks perfect in your lovely home! You have such a great eye for seeing potential in a piece. Your living room is so so pretty!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-It is fun to make an old piece look great again!

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  5. What a beautiful transformation!! Your living room is so bright and cheery, such a charming space. Xo

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    1. Thank you Sally-I love a bright and light space that makes me happy!

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  6. I love your new coffee table! I'm thinking of redoing the top of mine. Thanks for the inspiration! Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I love how the top turned out!

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  7. Simply beautiful as always:-) I also wish to change my coffee table, but haven't found this one and only yet.
    But I believe some day I'll find it:-)
    Greetings:-)

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    1. Thank you --It took me awhile to find this one and I am so glad I did-hope you find your too!

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  8. I love it and so glad you gave it a new life!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I am glad I gave it new life again too!

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    1. Thank you Cindy-it is a great old table!

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  10. Love it!! You always have such beautiful things and pictures!!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl-what a sweet compliment-I do like to go junkin for treasures!

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  11. Job well done! I often think that if furniture could talk, oh the stories they would tell!

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    1. Thank you Rose-It would be interesting to hear old furniture tell its stories!

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  12. How beautiful! The wood top is transformed so wonderfully!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I am happy that it transformed so well too!

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  13. Wow, the coffee table is definitely a winner. You did a great job of bringing the top back to beautiful. I love the wide boards, too, and I especially like the narrower boards that go across each end. Very nice job with the legs, too. It looks like something high end made just for your living room. I want one just like it!

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    1. Thank you Naomi-I love the wide boards too and I am so glad I found it!

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  14. Love this look. You did an amazing job on the coffee table.
    I wish some house rentals would decorate this way. I'd love to
    rent a home with this look.

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    1. Thank you Michele-I am loving my new coffee table too!

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  15. The table is beautiful!! You definitely have a talent for seeing the potential in a an old piece of furniture. I love how you finished the top. Now I need to keep my eyes open and find one because this is exactly the look I want.

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    1. Thank yo LaLa-I was so glad I spotted this piece at the Flea market!

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  16. WOW! It's absolutely stunning! Love the beautiful patina on the top and the chippy goodness on the base.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-the old wood is gorgeous!

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  17. great job on the redo. the white paint looks like it's the original. love the way you distressed it. wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-I love wood and white together!

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  18. Well, girl....no wonder you are happy...it looks magnificent in your pretty house.

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    1. Thank you Melanie-I am so glad I was able to transform this old piece!

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  20. You have such great vision for every piece...it looks perfect in your living room :)

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    1. Thank you Karen-I think it looks perfect in my living room too!

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  21. You've done it again! LOVE the finished top ... I'll admit I had my doubts on this one, but it's a beauty now, and it looks lovely in your home.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia-it was pretty ugly before, but so full of potential!

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  22. It'as gorgeous Darrielle. I can't believe how beautiful the top turned out with dark wax and lindseed oil. Pinning to share.

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love the top to and it feels buttery smooth!

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  23. You did an awesome job on restoring this table! It is gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you Christina--I love how it turned out too!

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  25. The wood top on the table is beautiful and I love how yous styled it! Perfectly cottagey. :)

    Thank you so much for linking with us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. we love having you.

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    1. Thank you Stacey-I love the old wood on the top!

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    1. Thank you Denise-I love love love it too!

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  27. There is nothing you touch that does not come out amazing. I love the large suface to stack all kinds of wonderful books on. I love seeing your home and all the beauty you give it.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. Thank you Dore-what a nice compliment coming from such a talented artist!

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  28. Such pretty display and cozy living room.... great job of that table!

    Cielo

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    1. Thank you Cielo-it is a cozy comfy room!

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  29. Beautiful Darrielle!!!!! Just wonderful and loving all the florals mixed with the coastal goodies.

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    1. Thank you Stephanie-I like to always have a touch of coastal since I live near the beach!

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  30. You always do such a great job Darrielle and are pick of the week for the blog party ;-)

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    1. Thank you Janet--what a great honor--humbled!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer-I love my new/old coffee table too!

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  32. Beautiful job, DD! I am still trying to get around to re-painting our coffee table and your distressing technique is the one that I think I'll finally do. Thanks for sharing your beautiful find and re-do!
    JP

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    1. Thank you JP-the candle wax works wonders!

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    1. Thank you Linda-who knew candles could be used to help paint things?!!!

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  34. Amazing transformation! You did a great job with it....would never know what it looked like before! Thanks for the pointer on the candle acting as a resist....never knew about that!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Nancy-the table had good bones, but just needed a bit of TLC

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  35. This is so pretty! I'm loving the coffee table and the decor! Your home is beautiful. I'd love to invite you to stop by the Inspiration Thursday link party on my blog and share some of your projects. Hope to see you there! Lela @ inthenewhouse.com

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    1. Thank you Lela-I love the new coffee table too! will stop by!

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