Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Farmhouse Table

Last week I came across a fabulous gem that just happened to be in our own store.  I don't work there that often and sometimes my hubby will get sneaky and bypass me completely when he finds inventory so that I won't want to keep things for myself.  So, I happened to pop into the shop early one morning last week to do some cleaning when this fantastic piece stopped me in my tracks right at the door.


Of course I immediately called him and asked if I could take it home and being the sweet man that he is, he didn't mind at all.  So we loaded her up and I parted with our barnwood table I built and put it in the shop in it's place so it really was a win win, right?!

This farmhouse table must have previously had a sink in it as there was a hole in that shape in the top.  I didn't care cause I knew I could cover it with a piece of wood.  The patina on the table is probably the best I have ever seen.


It is the perfect worktable for our kitchen.  The perfect height for being able to use for rolling out pastry and baking.





The other side has an open shelf space that is perfect for storage.


I also worked on another open shelf project with a thick piece of barn wood that my hubby found in a local creek.  It's been drying out and aging for about a year and I finally decided to use it for my cookbook collection.  I really do like having them displayed for inspiration.


The wood pantry that used to sit in that area is now in our laundry room where we needed storage, so that worked out perfectly as well. 


And yes, I do enjoy changing things up in the kitchen often.  :)


Anyone else the same way?

Have a great day!


44 comments:

  1. I love it, it's as if it was made for your kitchen! I also love changing things up, it's especially fun changing things up with the seasons :)

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  2. That is a beautiful table!! What did you use on it to seal it off so you can use it for rolling out dough on it and such?

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    1. Hi Tricia! I probably should have clarified that I don't roll dough out directly on the table surface. I use a marble board for that that fits perfectly on top of the table and is at just the right height. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. i was so happy to see this post, you have been on my mind lately and i was wondering what you've been up to.

    i know it must have been hard for you to let go of the fabulous table you built in your kitchen but i can certainly see how this one caught your eye...it's perfect! i wish i had room for an island of some type in our kitchen but it's just too tight in there to accomodate one.

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    1. Hi Judy!! Happy to hear from you! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. The new farmhouse table really suits your kitchen. I agree that the patina is gorgeous. Wishing you a great week.

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  5. Please tell me where you got that beautiful rug! I need one like that in my kitchen. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Mary Beth! The rug came from West Elm. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. What a find!
    That table is gorgeous and your cookbooks look great. In fact, I'm envying your whole kitchen right now! :)

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  7. I love that piece..........lucky you!

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  8. I think I would have done the same thing...grabbed it and run!!! Love how you have styled it..I too change things all the time..hey it keeps things fresh and us happy!! Just adore your blog!

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  9. I love the new farmhouse table and the patina is gorgeous. It looks great in your kitchen.
    I'm always changing things at our house. My parents live a little over three hours away. When they come to visit the first thing they do is take a tour of the house to see what I have changed.

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  10. I am envy of your table. I love your space. Just beautiful So glad you shared it with us.

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  11. That is seriously the best table ever! I can't believe he tried to sneak it around you to the shop. I am really wanting open shelving in my old farmhouse kitchen, but my family thinks everything would get dirty. I'm not giving up.

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    1. Hi Carol! Thanks! I don't have any problem with my dishes getting dirty. The top dish in the stack gets dusty if I go a long time without using them but I just wipe it off with a paper towel. :)

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  12. That is seriously the best table ever! I can't believe he tried to sneak it around you to the shop. I am really wanting open shelving in my old farmhouse kitchen, but my family thinks everything would get dirty. I'm not giving up.

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  13. I LOVEEEEE everything...would you mind coming for a visit and whipping my kitchen into shape now???? LOL http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful!!! Your kitchen doesn't seem much larger than ours, but I love what you've done with yours. The new table is gorgeous. :)

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  15. That is lovely! We have a flea market near us that has a vendor that has a pretty sizable area that's just filled with old barn finds. I recently got a trio of old shutters that I'll be making into a screen. Your house has been such an inspiration for me! My husband especially loves that I'm "embracing" natural wood tones more often.

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  16. LOOOOVE IT! Really gives you kitchen great character! Did you put any kind of wax or finish on it? I uncovered a cool table recently and I'm trying to figure out how to treat it (and where I want to put it!) thanks

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  17. Totally fab and gorgeous table!! It is perfeck for your kitchen :-)

    Hugs fram Anne-Marie in Denmark

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  18. I must say that I very much enjoy reading your blog, and seeing your new projects!! It excites me so much and inspires me to start my own!! So thanks I get excited, every time I see a new post :)! Keep up the good work :)!

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  19. I must say that I very much enjoy reading your blog, and seeing your new projects!! It excites me so much and inspires me to start my own!! So thanks I get excited, every time I see a new post :)! Keep up the good work :)!

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  20. Love the table. We had one similar in our family kitchen 50 yrs ago. Then it was out of necessity, no one had heard of shabby chic or farmhouse style. Whatever the reason I always thought it was prettier than my friends modern furniture. Perhaps childhood memories explain why I love the look now.

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  21. I am in love with this table! Great find! I can see why you wouldn't want to part with it. Your whole kitchen looks amazing! Very inspiring! Thanks.

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  22. Beautiful!!! Is your wall color still the same gray mentioned in the FAQ?

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  24. Your home is lovely:) Love the new piece and all the open shelving. It was the table you made that first brought me to your blog awhile back. You have great ideas and I come here often for inspiration:)

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  25. I stumbled upon your blog today and absolutely love your table, but what I must know is where did you find those wonderful glass spice bottles??

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  26. I stumbled upon your blog today and absolutely love your new farmhouse table, but what I really need to know is where did you find those wonderful glass spice bottles?

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    1. Hi Tracy! They are from Crate and Barrel and are called Vibe Spice Jars. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Thanks! I'll be hitting up C&B this weekend. Have a great day!

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  28. Hi Diana, I love your blog and your style! Are the shelf brackets just standard ol' brackets from Lowes? Would you mind sharing where they came from? I love what you've done to the house!

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  29. I do like the look of your kitchen facility, ours is a little similar as I do a little carpentry at home when the need takes me and have a collection of aged wood I found on my walks with the family. They all think I am crazy when I carry home a damp, scratched piece of wood, but once I have sanded, prepared, and even varnished some so they look like new, they aren’t surprised anymore.

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  30. Hi, Nice beautiful table. This table looks very strong and solid. Sometimes these old and unique furniture has solid designs unlike modern tables. Your renovation work is very inspiring.
    Farmhouse table
    Thanks for this nice blog.

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  31. Hi, beautiful kitchen. I'm in the process of planning my kitchen remodel. What is the thickness of the wood shelves? I'm guessing they are at least 12" deep. Thanks

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