I brought home more pumpkins today 🙂
Lord, how I LOVE this time of year!
The Heirlooms are my absolute favorite and they are just now showing up around here. The weirder and wortier they are, the better I like them.
So today on ‘Paige Davis is a Nutjob’ we are talking about pumpkins (obviously) and Farm Tables. Have you priced these big, chunky tables lately ? They are not cheap. So, to me it is much more cost effective to DIY them.
Today’s project started out like this:
This is a photo straight from the Craigslist ad. You can’t really tell anything at all about the top of this table but who in the world cares???
Look at those legs!
And I am here to tell you they weigh a blooming ton! I got this table from a very nice couple who were in the process of purging their outbuilding / barn. The husband was kind enough to take the legs off the table for me so it would actually fit in to my Jeep.
The only hard work I had to do was sand down the top. It was only hard because it is a veneer so I had to be SUPER careful not to sand through it. So I just took my time and it turned out gorgeous.
Maybe just a little too perfect so I went back over it with a few random implements of destruction.
After a few taps with each of these and a some Dark Wax here’s how it looks now:
The wax goes on the tabletop like butter and settles in to every crack and crevice.
I painted the legs and apron with General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint. I can’t seem to lay off that stuff !
This paint really is divine!
Black is a hard color to paint to begin with but this black drys to a soft black (if that makes any sense) and is super smooth.
This chunk of veneer was missing when I brought the table home. To my crazy little head its character. It doesn’t bother me in the least. The runner I used on the table is actually a throw that I got at Homegoods last Fall. I really like how the grays look against the finish of the wooden top.
The ceramic turkeys came from the Clearance section at Big Lots last year also and I think they were down to $3.
You gotta love a pile of pumpkins! A wicker tray, grocery store roses and a handful of champagne corks later and you’ve got a Harvest centerpiece 🙂
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