Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Farm Table from the Barn


I responded to an ad. on CL about a farm table and I was not disappointed.  
Before:

This unique table and bench were from the barn on a  beautiful piece of property.  The owner's grandmother had passed and they were cleaning our her barn and were selling this set. 

I fell in love with the legs and the wide plank tops.  The legs remind me of a giraffe for some reason!  

The pieces were very dried out and the old varnish was peeling off.  I sanded down the bench and the table to bare wood.  

To seal and stain the set all I used was AS dark wax/Linseed oil.  I just brush the mixture on and rub it in/off with a cloth.  


I love all the scratches and imperfections in the beautiful wood.  


I love the scalloped edges of the bench and table 









Giraffe legs! 



Such a great set now! 



18 comments:

  1. OH I love your giraffe leg farm table...the wax/oil gave it a beautiful finish! LOVE it!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love the giraffe legs too!

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  2. Farm tables and benches just warm the soul ... This will go instantly at your Pop up sale.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-it was a fun project for me even thought sanding is not my FAV!

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  3. This is perfection ! You have brought it back to life beautifully. And I love the giraffe legs description. Well done!!

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    1. Thank you Trina-I felt like this piece really deserved a new lease on life!

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  4. This is perfection ! You have brought it back to life beautifully. And I love the giraffe legs description. Well done!!

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    1. Thank you Trina-the legs just reminded me of a giraffe!

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  5. Wow, the before pics would have scared me off. You did a great job refurbishing it so it did not end up as firewood!

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    1. Thank you Rose-this piece had character and just needed to be loved again!

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  6. It's gorgeous, how lucky! I love it too and the finish is great. I'm in love with the table cloth as well! I'd love for you to come over and share this at Sweet Inspiration #2!!

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    1. Thank you Katrin-I love the vintage tablecloth too!

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  7. Love how the dark wax and linseed oil brought out all the character in the wood. I'm sure it'll be a quick seller for you! I still haven't tried your dark wax/linseed oil trick but I have the perfect piece coming up for it. Pinning to share­čśŹ

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    1. Thank you Marie-I love what Linseed oil does to wood too!

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  8. Cudowna odnowa.┼Üwietnie wygl─ůda.Pozdrawiam.

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  9. That is gorgeous! Where are you located again?
    :)
    http://gwingal.blogspot.com/2016/04/from-ugly-metal-utility-shed.html

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  10. Your table and bench are to die for, Darrielle--so simple, but beautiful. I'm interested in your wax/linseed oil combo. Do you mix them together and then apply? How long does it take to cure? Thanks so much for linking up your posts at Vintage Charm :)

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