I wanted something a little avant garde, cause why not take some risks, and I wanted something with some character and color, and I wanted it to have a light colored wood top, because my floors are dark. So here's my solution. I bought some beautiful rough sawn pine lumber from the local lumber yard. I would have used barn board but it's pretty hard to get a nice light color out of 100 year old boards. I measured and measured and measured, and decided on the perfect dimensions for the table top-68 inches long, 32 inches wide. I removed the leaves from the drop leaf and used the old top and frame as a base for the new top. Apply top, brace edges, bevel edges with sander etc etc etc. And voila!
Instant farm table. I think it's very harvest meets Shaker with that exaggerated overhang. And the yellow on the legs is the original mustard yellow paint, which it to die for!
What do you think? I'm basically head over heels for it. Now I need the perfect chairs, I want something with a tall back, probably a set of six, and I like an upholstered seat, to bring some warmth to the set. Here are some I like. Also pictured- before and afters of my table. Happy Wednesday!
|I didn't feel too bad about taking the leaves off and putting the new top on since someone had already compromised the integrity of the piece by painting the top that horrible blue.|
|I love how the mustard of the legs and the light tone of the top work together.|
|Pine can be so beautiful.|
I would love to find another set of antique oak chairs just like these that I did last year. I'd paint them charcoal gray, and cover the seats in a dark mocha upholstery. That would be perfect.