Farmhouse Inspired Dining Table
I have always wanted a farmhouse table! I love the rustic charm it adds to a space. I actually want to building one, but....I'm a nursing student with two part-time jobs #WhoHasTime #FutureProject
The opportunity to create my own farmhouse inspired table came when a friend found this Ikea Ingo table on the sidewalk. It was also the perfect size for my new apartment! The colour was not what I wanted and it definitely didn't have the farmhouse look.
I started by applying Natura Safe Strip to remove the old finish on the table. After removing the wood stripper, I sanded the table top using a detail sander and 60 grit, then 120 grit sandpaper. Sanding removed all the varnish that the wood stripper did not remove. I only sanded the table top because I planned on painting the sides and legs.
The living and dining space in my apartment is one long room so I wanted the furniture pieces to have some continuity. With that in mind, I painted the legs and sides of the table with the same Benjamin Moore paint I used on my TV console. I applied two coats of paint on the legs and sides, then I stained the table top using Minwax Polyshades Satin Alkyd Stain in the colour Mission Oak. This had the stain and polyurethane in one step which saves time. I applied two coats per the manufacturer's instructions. Once the stain was dry, I applied Circa 1850 NaturOil Non-Toxic Food Safe Oil to add some shine and also nourish the wood.
This turned out pretty great for a table found on the sidewalk!
Ikea Ingo Table - Free
Benjamin Moore Paint in Black Satin - left over from my TV Console
Natura Safe Strip Wood Stripper - $9.03
My centerpiece is also a combination of items from Dollarama with two succulents I got at Walmart for $4.00 each.
Until Next Time,