Monday, 3 February 2014

DIY Farmhouse Table: Ikea Hack

DIY Farmhouse Table: Ikea Hack

I've been teasing you on Facebook and Instagram over the past few months with shots and comments about my kitchen table.  What started out as a basic black-stained ikea dining table just like this one, is now my ideal: a big farmhouse table with a distressed, stained top, and white-painted legs and skirt (I think that's what it is called).  Most of the dents on the table top are naturally acquired, but I did take the heavy handle of a butter knife to it as well.  I got really tired of sanding, so it didn't turn out as light as I wanted, but I may take it outside in the spring to sand it properly.  Until then, its one coat of brown stain, and one coat of poly is just lovely.  The chairs will get the same treatment in the spring, I think.

DIY Farmhouse Table: Ikea Hack

DIY Farmhouse Table: Ikea Hack

DIY Farmhouse Table: Ikea Hack

DIY Farmhouse Table: Ikea Hack

DIY Farmhouse Table: Ikea Hack turquoise kitchen #myrealhouse
Wide view of my kitchen and mudroom, cluttered counters and all.  What do I do with those windows?  I wish I could redo the window trim.  But instead we have to keep the casings and the mini-blinds.

my daughter's tea party


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