Today I want to share a farmhouse table I put together using some "mismatched" pieces I picked up!
Sometimes I find things at the apartments and drag them home "just in case."
This ugly pine table top is a prime example....
(No, I have no idea what the black stuff was...paint maybe?)
It hung out in the garage for MONTHS because I knew I would have to find the perfect legs for it...and honestly it wasn't on my priority list.
Just so happens I snagged some nifty old table legs at an auction a few weeks ago...
By themselves they didn't amount to much!
I stripped the top using this process and stained it with gel stain. Chalk painted and distressed the legs and attached them to the top. Sealed it all with poly.
Cute as a bugs ear.
I even managed to drag it into the dining room and stage it for a few pics. Okay, honestly it was cold outside when I decided to work on it so I brought it into the dining room to stain, paint and assemble! (NEVER strip furniture in the house...the chemicals are just too strong! I stripped it when it was warmer outside last week!)
You may notice that one of the wood castors on a leg was missing. I keep spares around but didn't have one the right size or four that matched so I just removed them all...no biggy!
Just another example of how easy it is to take something destined for the dumpster and create a beautiful piece!
I still love my dining table so this one is off to 410 Vintage! If you are local you should really drop in! Even if this table isn't your style, I PROMISE you will find something you will love!
Next week I am going to share a few things that make my holidays soooo much easier!