Dumpster Dive Produces DIY Farmhouse Table

4 Materials
3 Hours

About a year ago, a neighbor of ours was cleaning out their house and had a dumpster ordered. As I was passing by one day, I saw chunky table legs sticking out of the dumpster. I stopped the van and had to get out and check them out. They were solid, chunky legs that I knew would be beautiful on a farmhouse table. I rescued them immediately. The have been sitting in our garage ever since I grabbed them last year. I didn’t want to buy new wood and add them to the legs. I really wanted to create a table that had character and charm by using rescued wood.
Fast forward to about a month ago, when we were able to get a great deal on some tongue and groove barn wood. When we were picking it up, I told my husband that we were finally going to be able to bring the table legs to life. I painted the table legs white and we started working on the table top.
We attached the barn boards to the top of the legs and I used a {aff} HomeRight deck stainer to stain the boards. This made the process to easy!!!
Now these dumpster legs and rescued barn boards are beautiful!!!
This DIY farmhouse table took over a year to create, but it was so worth the wait!!!
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Lindsay Eidahl

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  • 19698379
    on Aug 2, 2019

    Wow. That's lovely. Is the small piece that is underneath the big table a old magazine rack?

    • 19698379
      on Aug 2, 2019

      Yes. At first, I thought it looked like an old magazine rack.

  • Ginger
    on Aug 2, 2019

    Beautiful job and Beautiful Kitchen!! Just curious as to why you didn't distress the table legs to match the rest??

    • Lindsay Eidahl
      on Aug 2, 2019

      I didn't want to. This table didn't stay in our dining area, a friend bought it for her kitchen.

  • Sarah Cook
    on Sep 1, 2019

    That’s beautiful. Great find.

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