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Hi.

Welcome to my blog. I document my DIY transformations as I decorate my home on a budget! Hope you have a nice stay!

Farmhouse Inspired Dining Table

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.

Before

Before

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!

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My centerpiece is also a combination of items from Dollarama with two succulents I got at Walmart for $4.00 each. 

Until Next Time, 

XOX, D

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