Thursday, April 28, 2016

Farmhouse Kitchen Table

Here's the deal, our "eat in" kitchen space is limited. I have a giant table in the dining room, but when
it's just the 3 of us, it just seems like too much work to eat in there. For the past year, we have been eating on a wooden folding table in our kitchen while we decided what sort of table we wanted to build. As you already know, I hate spending crazy amounts of money on furniture, so building was definitely the way to go...

Many years ago, before we met, my hubby came across a large turnbuckle left on his property, presumably left there by an oil company from the past. He thought it was neat, so he dragged it back to his mom's house and stashed it away. Fast forward, and my mother-in-law held onto it all these years and recently came across it again while going through her shed. We decided it would make the perfect centerpiece for our "industrial farm house" table.

The table is  mostly made from cedar planks, sanded to oblivion.

Lowe's no longer carries my favorite stain (boo!) so I had no choice but to go with the only one available in stores. I really dislike Minwax products, but I have to say that I do love this color (Bombay Mahogany). I'm currently looking for a replacement, however, because this doesn't go on as smooth as I need it too.

We added some piping to hold the turnbuckle in place. I love the industrial element it adds to the table!

 Finally, we paired the table with these great chairs we ordered from Amazon. I love them!!

Here is the final product!