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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Farm Table Inspiration

Friday, October 29, 2010

Farm Table Inspiration

I've got farm tables on my mind.

Mainly because I've got barn wood in my garage.

I've had this desire for a farm table for, well, forever. I love them. LOVE. Since way before they were cool and Pottery Barn went and decided to make them.

So, we're making our own. I picked up some barn wood I got from a guy tearing down a 100 year old barn. It's pretty dirty. And smells like, umm...barn. And cows. Which, for me is good, since now the secret is out about how I love cows. Tom asked if we should go and pick up some manure and rub it in the cracks so that it makes it smell even more. I figured we could skip that part. Gross.

Yesterday I sanded it. Ugh. With my arch nemesis - the belt sander. Love/Hate with that thing. I'll show you pictures soon. Plus I'll do a tiny little tutorial.

I thought I would show you some pretty pictures to get you in the farm table mood. I'm not sure if anyone likes farm tables these days, but once you see these, you'll want one too. Promise.

This one is from White Flower Farmhouse. Have you been there? Go. You won't be disappointed. It is similar to what my vision was. I love it. Of course, I'm not a carpenter so, we'll see how mine turns out!

How about this one:

How can you not love these two from Pottery Barn?

And then of course...

I also love my own tiny farm house table in our bedroom.

I've also got an idea for the lighting above the table. More on that another day... but I'll give you a hint, it involves barn wood and Ikea.



Blogger Lori said...

You have to look at the table that buckets of burlap did. I think I have her button on my side bar. Lori

October 29, 2010 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger :-) said...

Girlfriend, you are NOT alone!!! I've been swooning for one after I saw one in House Beautiful that a designer was using as a desk/dining table in her studio apartment. I fell in love and have been in love ever since!!!

October 29, 2010 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger Pigeon said...

I have been stalking craigslist for months for a farmhouse table.
Have you considered building one from the plans on Knock Off Wood?

October 29, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kirsty, Of course I still love farm tables. I spent months looking for one for our morning room. The ones I liked were so expensive. I gave up and bought a rustic french country style. I can't wait to see yours completed.
xo, Sherry

October 29, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Amy Kinser said...

I would LOVE to have a table like one of those. They have such amazing character. Good for you that you are getting one.

October 30, 2010 at 12:21 AM  

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