Wednesday, August 14, 2013

"F" is for Farmhouse Table Makeover

Paint: farmhouse table makeover

 A very kind friend gave me this solid pine farmhouse table, I did a little stripping, staining and painting and now it fits right into our new dining room.

 The table came to me with years of normal wear and tear from a family with 3 kids and lots of waxy build up.
Over time that waxy build up actually becomes sticky so I stripped the top back to natural wood:

Then apply Minwax Provincial stain with 3 coats of clear satin poly to the top and Annie Sloan old ochre chalk paint, distress it and add clear wax to the base:
 Progress in the dining room feels good because it is the center most room in our saltbox home.
 It is the main hub or middle of the wheel with 6 doors all around the edges leading to other rooms.

The dining room is painted Benjamin Moore simply white matte on the walls with semi gloss white trim.
It's fresh and bright and the table has a nice spot in the middle:

Thank you Cara for your table, it has found a new loving home with hopefully years of making memories ahead.

I'm linking up to:
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Showoff @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. That table came out just beautiful, nice job Jaime!

  2. Beautiful transformation!!!
    And every time I see that door peaking out in a photo I start drooling - seriously LOL

  3. perfect! it is just right! and i a with suzan. ;)

  4. The table looks fabulous! I love the color of the top.

  5. What a lovely table transformation! We couldn't let our old farmhouse table go, we made it into a kitchen island! It needs to be refinished though, liking your look! Thanks for the how to!

  6. This looks AWESOME! Great job!! Now I'm on the hunt for a farmtable :)

  7. I love the mix of the wood top with the painted base; great job with this table! It's so beautiful, and so is your dining room. Completely jealous of your fireplace.

  8. Your dining room and table look great! I have a thing for farmhouse tables and have three. I would love to have room for another one.

  9. Amazing job! I would love to include this in a roundup I am putting together, which will be posted on my blog. I will just grab a picture and give you a link back. If you'd prefer that I didn't use this project, please email me at