Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Inspired By... Farmhouse Tables

I came across a picture of a farm table in an April issue of Family circle magazine.  I fell in love with it and it has set off a new obsession.  Here's the table I saw -

I love tables.  I enjoy painting and, best of all, distressing tables.  I love the look of rugged, imperfect, well-used tables.  The Family Circle one has a nice chippy look.  It also has a stainless steel top, which is cool, but would add a bit too much $$$ for me to seriously consider at this point.

When Googling, I came across a post on farmhouse tables from one of my favorite bloggers - Donna at Funky Junk Interiors.  She featured some beauties, including a farmhouse table / desk that she built.

Donna also featured a table by another of my favorite bloggers - Miss Mustard Seed.  She's my painting and refinishing guru.  I love her farm table.  Mmmmmmm...  I wonder...  could I possibly? Oh, my wheels are spinning.
She calls this her "Frankentable" because it's a combination of two tables.  I call it Perfect!  I love that room, too, by the way.

I guess you can probably tell that my favorite farm tables do not have smooth even tops.  I like the rustic ones best.  The ones that look like someone just nailed some boards to the top and called it a day. 

Here are some more -

This one is a great homemade table from Show and Tell, made from a bunch of old weathered wood she got from her dad.  Be sure to click the link to see the transformation.

Googling led me to this 2009 post on farmhouse tables from Studio M Designs.  She found some beauties.  Here's my fav -

 This is one that I had saved from a magazine for years.  I'll bet the clipping is at least 10 years old. These tables just don't go out of style.

I came across this one on Barn House

 That's enough.  I could go on, but I have things to do, places to go and people to see.  :-D


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