Going FARMHOUSE, With a Funky Patio Table and Kitchen Window Valance

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I grew up on a 40 acre farm, so naturally, we had the old, rambling farmhouse to go with it.
In my current much more modern home, I really miss some of those authentic elements. So I like to fake it by adding farmhouse charm where I can.
This summer, I desired to ramp up a little beat up curb side found table with my given style. Adding a few 2x4s, and reclaimed fence boards was all this charming farmhouse turn took!
And then, instead of kitchen curtains... well, read below to see what I did about that!
All enhanced by a super cool stencil of course... :)
Here's how I got this look...
Won't you join me for a coffee at my FARMHOUSE table? I even stock real cream!

(You creamer coffeeaholics will understand that one.)
This project started with a curb side found table. The metal base was perfect! But the top had seen much better days.

I love to cheater build! By that, I mean, enhancing something that is already built. No need to build from scratch, if you can be halfway there from the start!
To enhance the top into farmhouse fabulous:

1. 2x4s were cut first to the size of the table, then the top one a little longer, and screwed into the table.

2. Cut to size planks were then screwed from the top into the 2x4s to secure.

Tip: I decided on the height of the table by sitting up against it, desiring it to work with a laptop.
But the fun didn't end there. I love a stamped crate look, so I added a stencil for a little old sign factor.

Stencil info below...
This little table now chimes in perfectly with the style I love!

And teamed up with a few stencilled coasters, we are ready to indulge in those coffees and cookies!

But there's one more surprise for you this round...
If you prefer your FARMHOUSE big and bold, this stencil comes in a much larger size too! Here it serves as a flower filled junk styled valance in my kitchen.

Who needs curtains again? :)

See more of this valance HERE
FARMHOUSE is a new stencil to Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils and can be found HERE

or visit the tutorial link below to take in the entire story!
Suggested materials:
  • FARMHOUSE stencil   (http://bit.ly/FunkyJunkStencilsHome)
  • Fusion Mineral Paint's Coal Black   (http://fusionmineralpaint.com/colors/)
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
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  • Wowhavs Wowhavs on Oct 22, 2016
    It's not clear how you attached the 2x4's. After you removed the old wooden top, did you attach the 2x4's across the metal frame?

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