Little Farm Table
Is anyone else glad it’s Friday? I know I sure am!
A couple months ago I found this little formica table at one of my favorite thrift stores. I loved the little table and it’s lovely legs. I didn’t however love the formica top, I kept debating what to do with it. Then I had an “ah ha” moment and decided to turn this outdated little table into a sweet Little Farm Table.
The first thing I did was remove the formica top. Ahhh much better! Maybe?!?!
I went shopping in the junk pile on the side of my house for some wood to use for the new table top. See this is why I keep piles of junk around…..I WILL find ways to use them. They may just sit there for a week or year. But who’s counting? This wood was once the old fencing up around the old houses here on base. They were torn down along with all the old homes.
The hubby pulled out the plainer and got rid of the first couple layers of the nasty wood. I still wanted them to look old but with less yucky stuff (technical term). I also had the hubby cut some of the wood into three pieces to fit on top of the table.
Of course I was very happy to have all the nastiness cut off of the wood but I wasn’t a big fan of the new exposed wood. It didn’t look aged and old like the rest of the wood. So I gave vinegar staining a try.
I put some steel wool into a bowl and covered it with some apple cider vinegar. I put some saran wrap over the bowl and stuck it away for about a week. I’m sure I didn’t need to let it sit that long but that’s what ended up happening. On the photo below you can see one plank of wood has some of the vinegar stain on the newly cut wood and the other two do not.
Since I’m crushing pretty hard on my DIY Chalk Paint I decided to use it on this table. I choose an off white, antique white color. I love how easy it is to distress the chalk paint, especially because I wanted this table to have a fair amount of distressing.
I ended up putting the vinegar stain all over the planks of wood to darken the wood up. The look I achieved was exactly what I was going for. I attached the wood boards with just some good ole fashioned hammer and nails.
Since the table was so….rustic, I decided that a little bling wouldn’t hurt. I used some clear crystal knobs to help keep things balanced.
Didn’t the wood turn out fabulously???
What a transformation this little table has gone through. From outdated formica to country chic!
Is it wrong how much I love this Little Farm Table??? Because I do!!!
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