Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Thrifty Farmhouse Table

Hello friends and happy Saturday. I wanted to share my "new" dining room table with you all. I was fortunate to have most of the day off work Friday. It was an early release day and my principal let me use some special comp time to leave at 8:30 am. I was only there for 45 minutes...:) Anywho, I was able to run some errands that day. I started with taking the pink chair to Haven Hospice for the charity auction. My sister would have taken it, but she was out of work all week with the flu and bronchitis. She has been so sick...:( I'm so glad she is finally feeling a little better. After dropping the chair off, I of course had to drop by the Hospice Attic thrift. Boy and I glad I did! You may remember me mentioning that I need a dining room table. We had decided to just build our own, but haven't had time to do it. Well, I was blessed to find a brand new farmhouse table at the Attic. I spotted it leaning up against the wall....the legs had never been attached. The hardware was all still vacuum sealed and it still had the directions with it. The front cover even said farmhouse table. It was fate! There are several dings and couple scratches that will still show even after I refinish it, but I'm OK with that.
Here she is.....

The color is nice enough, but I want to sand the top down and stain it to match my plank walls and the trim on the bookcase. I want to paint the skirt and legs white. This is what I have in mind. I was so thrilled to have a table again that I had to create a fall tablescape last night!

I still want to some day build my dream table for this room, but until that time comes, this will do. Now, I need to find chairs. I have a plan for those as well. For now, we will use the chairs that go to the ice cream parlor table. They are so uncomfortable though!

I got to use several of my thrifted pieces I had not used yet, like the glasses and placemats.

I love candle light.

I also used my cute new squirrel plates. They are stacked on some fall leaf plates from the Dollar Tree a few years ago.

The owl votive was a gift from a student a couple years ago. I love my glass pumpkin. It was a Target find from a few years ago. 

I love my dining room...even though we STILL haven't finished the trim and doors. We are hoping to work on it during Thanksgiving break.

It's difficult to get a good shot from this angle, but I wanted you to see that I finally hung some of my plates on either side of the china cabinet.

I forgot to mention earlier that the table was $100, but it was 25% off furniture day, so I got it for $75. Not bad for a solid wood table. The hubby said the lumber would have cost more than that to build one, not to mention the time we would put into it. We have so many projects on our list now that we can't seem to find time to do. Our next project is finishing the trim in the living and dining rooms, gutting and remodeling the master bath, and building a new screened in porch. We are going to try to get as much done as possible during our time off for the holidays. 

Another errand I ran yesterday was to the eye doctor to pick up the hubby and my new glasses. I love my new frames! I don't love taking selfies! 

I hope you enjoy the remainder of the weekend. I've been busy working on the ornament exchange partners. You should receive yours by tomorrow night. The sign -up is officially closed. Thanks to those who shared it. I am so looking forward to it...:) 
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 Until next time.....


  1. I love that table, and what a bargain! You did great with that...I am so wanting to go shopping with you...don't see how you do it. Love the way your table looks set with the fall items, and love your new glasses. Have a great day!

  2. Vicky the table is wonderful!! I love the look you are going for and while it may be another project on your list, it will look great when you get it done. Meanwhile it is really great as is. Cute tablescape (love the owl votive) and you look marvelous in your new glasses. I love this time of year and keep in mind all I have to be Thankful for including meeting you on the blogs. Can't wait to get my ornament exchange partner! Hugs!!!!

  3. Firstly, lovely selfie!! Love the new frames :-) Secondly, I can't wait to see your great new table ready for Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I know it is going to be heaving with amazing finds. Well done on finding this. xx

  4. I am still loving that new hairdo of yours - very flattering. Wow! What a bargain on the table. I vote for finding schoolhouse chairs and then painting and then staining over them... oh, wait, you already have quite a list so I will excuse you for now. I am so excited to get my ornament partner!

  5. I love that table Vicky, I think I used to have the same table when I was still married to my ex. And your dining room looks so gorgeous, I don't think I've seen it all in one shot like that... did I miss it or have you just not shown it until now? Love the plank wall, your built in bookshelves, the painted buffet/credenza, and now the new table, it will be near perfection when you get it painted and re-stained! I also love seeing your table scapes, this one is so cute! Did you get the squirrel plates at Wal-mart? They had some cute fox dishes last time I was there that resemble yours.


  6. I love your selfie...the frames compliment your face nicely! :o)
    I can't believe you found that table for $75! What a find. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it...painting and decorating it for the holidays! I have a couple of ice cream chairs...never thought they'd be so uncomfortable but they are. Trying to come up with a good use for them that doesn't involve sitting in them. LOL. Have a great week!

  7. Nice find on the table! Isn't that fun? I'll have something in mind, figuring I'll never find it and then when I least expect it...there it a flea market or thrift store for super cheap! Just love when that happens! Have a happy Sunday!

  8. Vicky your farmhouse table is fabulous! What a great find, it was meant to be!!! You look adorable in those glasses!

  9. What a cute selfie! Love your farmhouse table, you were definitely in the right place at the right time.

  10. I am looking forward to the table's makeover. Thank you for bringing the table and the other finds to Make It Monday.

  11. What a great deal on that table Vicky. White with a stained top is a lovely look. I know it will be a great transformation. Your glasses look great, and I love your hair!

  12. I've spent several hours today and yesterday sanding just the top of our dining table! UGH! I thought about doing what you're doing but for now I'm going to restain the top. I like the look you're going for though, and I'm sure it will be lovely.

    I have those chairs you're using too. I have them on the porch and yes, they're terribly uncomfortable! But in a pinch...

  13. It's beautiful Vicky, I'm going to be doing an old table of mine, I'm not looking forward to the sanding. Hopefully the weather will behave so I can get it painted and stained. Great selfie!


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