Friday, June 3, 2011

Farmhouse Table

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…

table before

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.

table 1

It’s so hard for me to take a photo where you can see the green.  (photography lessons needed, I know)

table 2

table 5

table 3


table 4

I am looking for odd chairs to use around my table.

chairs before

I decided that the two taller ones, after a little TLC,  would be a good start for my table.

brown chair 1

brown chair 2

I used an old grain sack to cover my two chairs.

white chair 1

I ended up not having quite enough fabric to cover this one so I decided to make it work however I could. 

white chair 2

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??

crate 1

white dishes

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?

cabinet 3

cabinet 1

candles 1

cabinet 2

I know you can’t tell real well, but this plant stand is my favorite chippy green.

plant stand 1




I also lightened up the round mirror a couple of weeks ago by painting it white.  Isn’t paint a wonderful friend to have?

table 6

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.

I am going to link up over at:



Pam said...

Amy, what a GREAT find! Hooray for your Uncle! :) I love the legs painted white. The top is so cool and full of character! The room looks like it was just waiting for this table.

Have a great day.

(p.s. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, google just hasn't been letting me leave comments... I think it's fixed now) :)

Ana said...

Oh Amy....I am squealing with delight! I love, love, love your farmhouse table...I wish I had an uncle like yours that would help me find beautiful treasures :-) It looks beautiful in it's new home. Enjoy!

Hugs and Kisses,

Kristin said...

I absolutely love everything about this room!!! The table is so yummy and the runner, to die for!!! Love your centerpiece, as well.

Okie Chic said...

I love it!! Looks so cute in your dining room.

Mary said...

I love - love - love your table! !
What a great find....what did you use on the top, looks like you may have used some kind of paste wax????? Whatever it is, it looks great! !

Becky C said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. That is one of the most fabulous farm tables I have ever seen. Ever! It looks gorgeous with the white legs, Amy. The top is an incredible, worn wood. It looks stunning in your dining room, girl.
The crates are perfect for holding your plates and such. The plant stand is really gorgeous standing in the corner. Love the green. The mirror looks lovely in white. Really stands out now. That's one of the first things I noticed!
Also, the tray with green bottles is really cool on the table runner.
And your photos are really beautiful. I just love it all, Amy. Great transformation! I know you must be enjoying it!!
All I know is, I can't wait to eat dinner there one day :)
Lots of love

Ido said...

Hello Amy,
This is a beautiful post, love the pictures of your dining room. Became your follower and added your to my sidebar immediately so I don't miss any of your posts.
Have a lovely weekend!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Your table is perfect for your lovely dining room...what a wonderful collection of "oldies" you have decorated with!!!! Love it!!!
Have a beautiful weekend!!!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Amy, your table looks wonderful! I, too, would love to have a farm style table one day. Linda

saltbox treasures said...

WOW! Amy, I love your new dining room. That farm table looks like it fits perfectly!! Everything just goes together so well. I love your dishes in crates. What a great idea. Just love it all. What a great gathering place for your family.
~ Julie

Gypsy Heart said...

I love this table! And yes, I always wonder about the history of a piece of furniture...who had it, what was the family like, how did they use it, etc. Your dining room looks beautiful! Oh and I do love using unmatched chairs with it ~ a real "farmhouse" feel I think.


Gypsy Heart said...

Oh my, Blogger is at it again! I just left a comment and it didn't work.

I love this table! And yes, I always wonder about the history of a piece ~ who had it, what the family was like, what they used it for, etc. I love using the mismatched chairs too ~ a real "farmhouse" feel.


Gypsy Heart said...

Oh my, Blogger is at it again! I just left a comment and it didn't work.

I love this table! And yes, I always wonder about the history of a piece ~ who had it, what the family was like, what they used it for, etc. I love using the mismatched chairs too ~ a real "farmhouse" feel.


Debbie said...

It's a treasure, plain and simple. I love what you did with the legs, too.

It would look just perfect in that old country home that lives in my heart.

Robin said...

OH MY! I'm GREEN with envy! Your new table is FABULOUS! It fits so perfectly in your room it's like it was made for you! So excited for you!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Looks like you're having so much fun with this room. I like it all! Even the off centered feedsack chair pad. Centered is boring :)

michelle said...

Amy what a gorgeous table!! How wonderful that your uncle found it for you! I love the color that you chose too. Your dining room is so beautiful and I love thinking about all the history that something may have, kind of romantic in a way. :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your dining room is so pretty, and that table is just gorgeous. Love love love it, especially the old plank top. And what a great size, you are so lucky to have a room big enough for it. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I took a peek around your blog, and I'm following now.

Restoration House said...

What a great find Amy, I really love it! It goes so well in your dining room!

Laura said...

Amy, it looks amazing!
I want one too-

I also love what you did with the extra dishes.

Great job,

White Spray Paint

Our Back Porch said...

Amy! I was so excited to find a fellow blogger from the same town in which I live! that loves the Lord, collects wonderful treasures, and frequents the Nashville Flea Market! Drop by when you get a chance!

Back Porch Blessings,

Mary Lou said...

Well worth waiting for! Good painting idea..

Ava said...

Oh my heavens :) Your blog is divine , your table I loved but now I must have a jelly cabinet ....gorgeous paint colours on your pieces and patina to die for. I'm now your newest follower ,can't wait to read more xx

A Cottage Muse said...

WOW...looks like that table was made for that room! Love how you've surrounded it with such beautiful treasures!!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

amy, it's beautiful! the wood looks so rich!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh Amy, it's wonderful!! so glad you found it. All the chairs will be great, and we never tire of that great jelly cupboard! Love how your room is looking. Thanks so much for linking up to VIF!!
xoxo debra

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You must be so happy with your new farm table. It's lovely! I like the way you dressed it up. Your new storage is ingenious. We have to be so resourceful don't we? Love your new chair covers too!

At The Picket Fence said...

Everything is just absolutely beautiful! Your farmhouse table is so lovely and I so enjoyed seeing all of your other details. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

A Rosy Note said...

Oh mercy me, what a beautiful table, Amy! I love long tables and yours looks so perfect. I also love that crate where you have your dishes :)

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Love your new's really perfect for your space! You did a great job with those grain sacks on your chairs too! Your home looks charming and inviting, :) Laura

Hegemors store, lille verden said...

Hi Amy!! Thank you so much for your comment on my blog:) I'm so proud to have a reader over there;) And I LOOOVE your table! That is fantastic!!:) I've been scrolling through your posts and I absolutely love your style! Everything is so nice! And I admire your job as a hometeacher! Wow!
Have a great summer:)
Love from the Norwegian one;)

paige said...

great table!!
i just posted on my blog that i was looking for one....exactly like yours!!
a sweet reader sent me over.
LOVE what you've done!

Deanna said...

Howdy from Kansas!
You did really well with the farm table.
You'll enjoy hours of fellowship at your special dining table.

God bless,
d from homehaven

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The room is a visual treat trust me!

Jill said...

Neat table and love the center only table all looks lovely!

Jenny said...

I love your new table! I saw your comment about chalk paint in Tennessee. I am the new stockist for Tennessee. I am in Knoxville if you ever get that way. It will be a few weeks before it gets here.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

THAT is the best farm table ever...and it looks great with the paint job! We are in LOVE with that green tool box, and all of the subtle green touches around the room that you've accented with Amy - it really looks great (as well as the grain sack that you didn't have enough for - LOVin' the ties - GREAT idea!!
Karla & Karrie

Jamie said...

I looove the table! Your dining room is beautiful! I love the runner, too!

Have a happy weekend!

Tara said...

Amy, everything is beautiful.You're table came up a treat..XX

Honey at 2805 said...

What a great table! Everything about your post is lovely!

outjunking said...

Thanks for the kind comment on the coffee table. Farm tables are hard to find and it looks like you have a great one. Nice to meet another Tennessean.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

How cute is that table!!! Love your room too- it is so charming! Such a neat post :)

Faded Plains said...

That's gorgeous Amy! I love the color you painted the legs...and the table top is amazing. Your whole room looks so beautiful.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Amy, that table is just wonderful! What a great find. The warmth of the wood top is what I love the most. Did you wax it? I might have missed that part as I couldn't stop staring at the pictures! I wish I had the room for a table like that. Definitely in the next house :)

elizabeth said...

Love your table!!! I'm becoming your newest follower!