Hello my sweet friends! I hope life is wonderful for you all right now.
I have to share with you my latest find…
I have had my heart set on someday finding an old farm table that I could afford to bring home with me.
A week ago, I found it! Actually, my uncle found it for me and I bought it from him.
It is evidently from around the 1800’s and has all kinds of wonderful markings on it that show the use over the years. There are saw marks, iron marks, paint and other wonderful little signs of age. I love every mark on it!
I brought it home with red legs, but didn’t want them to stay that way because red just doesn’t match very well in our home.
This is what it looked like in red…
I primed my legs and then painted them with Behr Spring Hill Paint (a beautiful green) and then with a white paint I had on hand. I then sanded them down so that some of the red and green would show through.
It’s so hard for me to take a photo where you can see the green. (photography lessons needed, I know)
I am looking for odd chairs to use around my table.
I decided that the two taller ones, after a little TLC, would be a good start for my table.
I used an old grain sack to cover my two chairs.
I ended up not having quite enough fabric to cover this one so I decided to make it work however I could.
It’s not centered because it couldn’t be. I ended up punching holes on the sides of the fabric and putting twine through them to hold the sides together. It works!
Because of the length of my new table, 7 feet, I had to move out a small server that held extra dishes and glasses in it.
What’s a girl to do with all that stuff now??
Yep, put it in old crates. Not only do these crates look good, but they are very handy for storage.
How many times can I show you my jelly cabinet?
I know you can’t tell real well, but this plant stand is my favorite chippy green.
I also lightened up the round mirror a couple of weeks ago by painting it white. Isn’t paint a wonderful friend to have?
I am so enjoying my new farm table. I go in there and have my coffee and work on my computer and just soak in the memories that surround it.
Are you like me and love to imagine the people that sat around a table like this? The conversations that were had? The meals that were served?
Now, my family gets to make our own memories.
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