Before & After: $50 Table Goes Farmhouse

published Aug 26, 2015
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(Image credit: Robyn)

Robyn snagged this thrift store table for $50, and with some elbow grease, it became the farmhouse table of her dreams:

(Image credit: Robyn)

From Robyn:

For months I have been dreaming about a long farmhouse table in our small kitchen space that is only 7 x 9 feet big. I had known the dimensions that we needed and had looked at dozens of beautiful tables on Pinterest to know what I wanted. In our home the majority of our furniture is used or handmade so it is important to me to recycle whenever possible and see the potential in old furniture.

When I walked into a thrift store and saw a two pedestals and the table top leaning nearby I knew that this was what I had been looking for and bought the table without even assembling it.

I was motivated to finish this table and use it right away so refinishing a table this size could be a weekend project for someone who wanted to work long hours. I used several coats of furniture stripper, did lots of scraping and then used an electric sander to remove the thick layer of varnish and stain. Then I applied a light grey stain and a matte varnish.

The cost of the table was $50 and I already had the stripper and stain.

For more photos and details, check out Shibang Designs.

Thank you Robyn!