Sunday, February 17, 2013

" Farm Style Love " DIY

When I first laid eyes upon this vintage table I realized

you had to see her beauty beyond the flaws.

This table had a price of 25.00 at Country Roads

and I just kept thinking I need to take you home.

Well I did but not until the following day when

Mr. Dior called to tell me the table had been marked down

to 10.00 dollars. I said " bring her home to me. "

 I wanted to restore her beauty and breathe life...

 I removed the layers of dust and dirt

so I could see her bare bones.

A little tender loving care was in order

and a man with some skills...

Her petite size made me

wonder how beautiful she would be

as a small farm style table...

So I placed her at the top of someone's " honey do list "

Mr. Dior removed the top of the table

while I gathered an old wood pallet I found

curbside a few weeks ago.

He began building a new support

while I chose the planks that I wanted for the new top.

We truly enjoyed working on this

together deciding how we should

restore her into a new table of beauty.

The imperfections make me love her more...

Here is the transition to the finish.

The wood pallet was perfect for this project.

I sealed the wood with Miss Mustard Seed's

furniture and antiquing wax.

I used the antiquing wax around certain areas to

make the dark spots more prominent

then sealed completely with the furniture wax.

I will share her complete makeover in an upcoming post...

I will be linking up with my favorite lovelies

this week in blogland...

The soul that sees beauty

may sometimes walk alone...

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have a beautiful and blessed week


Cam said...

She's lovely. Can't wait to see how you finish her.

Vintage Market Place said...

I am so in love with your raw elements of design Kate.
You always pull it all together in a beautiful yet so simplistic way.
The sea grass gets me every time.
Take care

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

So pretty. How wonderful to restore her t o her full beauty and for only $10

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh how wonderfully well done.

T'is a thing of beauty, aye.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Once again, your teamwork has breathed new life into a piece.

CURIOUS said...

Dear Sweet Kate . . . Thanks for Your Comment !
WE FEEL the LOVE !!!


Sheila said...

Nice two make a great team of turning trash into treasures.So glad our weather has been AMAZING the last couple of days, was able to get a few things done in the yard and house because I was not freezing my behind off. It looks like you were able to do the same thing, however it is supposed to rain again Tuesday & Wednesday geez Louise I tell ya. Anyway my Dear, have a fabulous few more days of sunshine before the rain comes.

Smiles XO,

Amy Kinser said...

My friend, you have such a way of breathing life and beauty into forgotten and thrown away treasures. I believe it's because God has done the same for you. "Oh how He loves you."

You are a true treasure! I mean that!

Annie Louise said...

Love it!!!

Unknown said...


pballard said...

Adore the table.. I would of brought it home too! Great job!

Susan said...

Oh i don't blame you for bringing that table home. She looks wonderful!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Kate, this is gorgeous! I love it. I would love to find something similar and do the same thing. We are finishing our bsement and I have wanted a smaller farm table to go there. My neighbor has some old pallets that he said I could have. Wanted to do some fun project with them. Was thinking of maybe putting them on a wall. But oh how I love this!


Ah, you two make a great team.

Glenda said...

Love your simple and natural decorations, hug, Barbara from Switzerland

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

So charming! Wonderful job giving it a new life.


It's me said...

Wowwww Kate...your husbunny did a great job !!! the word.....sorry !!....enjoy a happy sunday darling....and thank you so much for those magazines!!!..i love the article with you in it !!! love love for always

trash talk said...

The man has skills...mad skills. The most important one of course is how hard he works at making you happy. I love him for that and I love you for you.

Anne said...

What a beautiful found treasure Kate!And you both made it shine!Looks lovely in your home!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That is just two make a wonderful creative team!

Unknown said...

That is a lovely table and even prettier with your styling. I love little tables that can be moved around the home. Wishing you and your loved ones a great week too, Kate!

Unknown said...

What a sweet little table-so many places it would be perfect for.

Amber ~ The French Pressed Home said...

Oh Girlie! You are speaking my language! I love little tables like this. :) Have a happy week!

Faded Charm said...

You were right......this petite table has great bones! Love the new top:-)


Ann said...

You guys always do such great work together. It turned out great. Like I've said before, I wish I had a Mr. Dior. I am going to paint that desk that I keep putting off, this spring. Pray for me. Ha! Also Kate, I want to send you a card, so I need to know what your favorite color is and an address. My email is Hugs

must love junk said...

Love it! And so special that the two of you work together to make such a beautiful piece!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love your latest project and sooooooo special that you and your BEST friend can do this together ..HUGS ...........Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl

Bohemian said...

Your projects always Inspire me to get busy with some of my own much delayed ones! *Winks* Thanks so much for stopping by for a Blog Visit and leaving an Uplifting Message... the Blog Community really is a Blessing during difficult times we might move through.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Burlap Luxe said...

What à keeper...both of them! :))

I am on the hunt for a new something to inspire me as this piece of yours did.

Keep your beauty flowing its so inspiring.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love this little beauty...she is right at home now!

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

Hi Kate
LOVE your table.
Give Gracie hugs from me....breaks my heart to see our kids hurt.
Plus a BIG congrats to you as I saw yesterday you were featured in ARTFUL bloggers...can't wait to pick up a copy!!

Kathy said...

Kate! What a blessing to have found and then to rescue this lovely table - I often wonder the story and lifetime of a beautiful vintage piece. Using the palate wood was an inspiration - the transformation is amazing - so glad I stopped by to visit,

Deb said...

great found treasure Kate! love the vignette you created ♥

Bilancia Designs said...

It's simply amazing what the two of you "create" together...which is obviously more than gorgeous, weathered furniture! :)
LOVE all that you create, my friend.
You're truly an inspiration...and OH SO LUCKY to have "Mr. Dior" right by your side.
Love you

It's me said...

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WhiteWhispers2u said...

It looks sweet as can be.I so love reclaimed items myself, things with a new start! Don't we all want a new beginning :) now and then.
Though my Mr. is so not on-board he likes new and the same no change.
~Blessings to you always sweet Lady Kim, xoxo

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Kate,
I am featuring you at Share Your Cup.

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh, I love it Kate! I have such a "thing" for little white tables, and this new top is just perfect!! xoxo

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