DIY Chippy Farm Table W/Mismatched Chairs!

$300.00
8 Hours
Medium
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!
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!

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  • Debbie Webb Debbie Webb on Apr 18, 2017
    Hi! I love this table!
    Just a couple questions - how did you make the table top; did you have to glue the boards together or are they just attacached to the 2x4 cross pieces?
    Did you get the corbels from Osborne too? thank you so much!
    Deb

  • Debbie Webb Debbie Webb on Apr 21, 2017
    Hi Again!
    Can you tell me how you attached the top planks to the 2 x4s-? from underneath? pocket holes?
    thanks so much!
    deb

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