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DIY Chippy Farm Table W/Mismatched Chairs!

I sold my counter height table months ago and couldnt decide exactly what i wanted for a kitchen table. I finally figured out the direction i wanted to go and got to building! My house is newer, but i try to add in character wherever i can. I think this table is just perfect!
Time: 8 Hours Cost: $300.00 Difficulty: Medium
I decided on a table that was 8 ft long and a little over 3 1/2 wide - it fits 8 comfortably but can seat 12.
As you can see, i kept the casual farmhouse vibe with painted mismatched chairs. All chairs were painted with various colors of Sweet Pickins Milk Paint for a chippy look.
I purchased new legs from Osborne Wood and found reclaimed barn wood on our local classifieds.
I built the table in my shop - this is the basic layout of the build.
I wanted a chippy worn look, so i used Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in Flour Sack - it came out perfect!! I stained the raw wood prior to painting and gave the raw wood a couple coats of a spray lacquer before painting so that my milk paint would chip.
The wood i found, came from the roof of an old barn. It was somewhat protected by the elements and has an amazing patina! The wood wasnt dried out like a lot of other barn wood and sanded up easily. After giving it a few passes with 120 grit paper on my orbital sander, i clear coated it with 3-4 coats of Varathane Floor Finish.
After building the table, i got all my chairs and had a painting party (with myself!).
Table built and i love it!!
Perfect for my house!
These little corbels at the end were the perfect finishing touch :)
Full blog post/instructions can be found on my website!

To see more: http://www.sweetpickinsfurniture.com/2015/11/my-new-farm-style-table-wmismatched-chairs.html

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Dec 3, 2015

    LOVE! This is so my style. I love the rustic chic feel and the mismatched chairs. It turned out perfect!

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Dec 3, 2015

    I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love your style!

  • Connie kuecker
    Connie kuecker Urbandale, IA
    on Dec 6, 2015

    I got mix match chairs now to find that barn wood

  • Maggie
    Maggie Canada
    on Dec 6, 2015

    How cleaver. Love it. I have an original farm table 4' x 2.5' Now I know a bigger one is in reach for little money.

  • Mickey Baron
    Mickey Baron
    on Dec 6, 2015

    BEAUTIFUL! You paint really well.

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