I have a love affair with farm tables. The more two-tone the better. Though, I do find myself loving the weathered allover look more and more these days. The first farm table we ever built we built for ourselves. Which in my business, doing something for yourself, almost never happens.
You can see our farmhouse style table here. Though you won’t be seeing a finished picture of it. That’s because it didn’t turn out a perfectly. Not like the one above. The one we’re GIVING away to charity. And as excited as I am, I’m also sad to see it go….
The new one started out just the same as ours. Wood, glue. Lots of cutting and screws.
We built it with the same hands. It’s just as substantial. It seats 10, just like mine. So what’s the difference between mine and the amazing table above – besides that fact that my precious little ones’ fingerprints are underneath?
THIS. It’s as simple as that.
There was no milk paint when my table was growing up. So it got latex instead. That covered it’s gorgeous wood grain completely, instead of blanketing it with velvety smooth all natural perfection.
Milk paint is how I get my beloved two-toned look without sacrificing the beautiful wood grain underneath and the ability to apply an all natural food grade hemp oil to seal the top. Sigh…..
Yes. That’s the difference in my table and this one. And what a difference it is!
Can you believe by this time next Wednesday someone will call this beauty theirs?! And have the satisfaction of knowing they’ve benefitted a great cause, The Statesboro Food Bank. AND that their brand new table is covered in and sealed with all natural products.
Needless to say, MY table will be getting a makeover!
Tickets are $5 and proceeds benefit the Statesboro Food Bank
Plans for this table adapted from the Ana-white.com Farmhouse Table