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RUSTIC FARMHOUSE TABLE


Inside an old barn
hidden over in a corner &
piled high with old wooden bins & boxes of treasures...

A sweet old farmhouse table waits.


Waits to be re- discovered...


Waits to be dusted off & brought outside...


Waits for the laughter of friends as they gather together to break bread
around it's old chippy tabletop.


I love old antique rustic farmhouse tables.
With layered wood plank tops they have so much charm.
Love their shabby antique patina and their wonderful imperfect character.

This sweet farmhouse table is a recent addition to the patio...
but it isn't an antique with years of stories to tell...


The boys made this delightful table for me
for Mothers Day.

I wanted a large table for the patio
with old character, lot's of charm
and shabby sweetness.

Cullan and I went to the hardware store, picked up all the supplies
and the boys and I got to work.


It is made out of pine and is over 9 ft long~
With chunky 4x4 legs all shabbied and
a layered french gray & white painted finish.
It's not finished yet ~ I'll share a tutorial and the finished table soon~
but it's so charming already.
Pairs perfectly with the frenchy bistro chairs from the Kmart makeover
and the sweet little lavender plants marching down the table
are perfect with the white.


I am loving it!

(Cullan says he is available for hire if anyone is interested...)
:)

I edited my photos by using an antique variation as well as fading the colors.


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63 comments

  1. Hey! I am catching-up on your blog. Your table is so pretty. Your boys are rock stars for making it for you for Mother's Day!!! :D

    (((hugs))),
    Ricki Jill

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  2. It is GORGEOUS! I'd love this on my patio! Can't wait for the tutorial. Where did u find the bistro chairs?

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  3. Oh myyyy, Courtney, I love the table...I can't wait to see what else you are going to do with it. I have always wanted a farmhouse table! I love the lavender pots too. Did you make them? We need a tutorial on those too, if you did! So glad you had a happy Mother's Day! Hugsss, Rebecca

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  4. Oh my goodness! I am so jealous of this table. I can't believe they built it for you. It is fabulous and is scrumptious with your bistro chairs. Please share the tutorial soon! :)

    Heather

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  5. What a beautiful Mother's Day present-love it!
    enJOY a lovley week,
    Kimberly

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  6. Great table, Courtney and even better that it was made by your family.

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  7. What a great job they did! It's the perfect Mothers Day gift, and it looks fabulous with the bistro chairs.

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  8. Courtney, it's beautiful! How very sweet that your boys made it too.
    I bought an old farmhouse table last summer, still not shown it in my posts as it's sitting on my patio waiting for the perfect spot. I just love yours and the softness of the white. Your Bistro chairs are just wonderful with it too. Great job!

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  9. LOVE it!;) Looks similar to the one my husband built for me out of our old chippy white fence~Perfect for your outdoor space! Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  10. Your table and porch are looking beautiful!!!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  11. OMG - OMG - OMG! I love it Courtney...did you really build it??? Please share the tutorial with us - step by step? It's been a dream of mine to own a farmhouse table. I love love love what you've done.
    -Marie

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  12. How sweet Courtney! Lots of memories to be made there.

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  13. What an outstanding job and wonderful gift. So sweet that they made it for you.

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  14. Your table is fabulous and what a special gift. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  15. So pretty! You are one lucky mama. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  16. A gift you will treasure forever!

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  17. Oh my gosh....it is stunning!! LoVe it,lucky you!!!

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  18. Cullan is hired!!! I adore the white pots!

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  19. It is so fabulous - what a wonderful gift! The little Kmart chairs look perfect with it too. Well done!

    I hope you get a chance to stop by this week for our Summer Pillow Giveaway (up to $200 value).

    Take care,
    Marie

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  20. What a great gift...it is beautiful!

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  21. What a great table! And what a great gift! Nice job by your family. I'm sure you'll enjoy it for many years to come.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  22. This is a beautiful idea for a great big outside table! Love how you've dressed it up already!

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  23. Your table is so pretty and every time you sit at it you will be reminded of the love your "boys" put into it! Looking forward to the tutorial. Linda

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  24. That is a very beautiful table. Those boys are pretty handy. I'd keep them around if I were you!! ;0)

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  25. LOve your table, your boys did an awesome job! I'd definitely hire them if ya'll live close!

    Enjoy :)

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  26. It is beautiful Courtney, what an amazing gift and it will soon have many wonderful stories to tell. :)

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  27. Hi Courtney! Love that table!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  28. Hi Courtney,

    So nice to meet you....thank you for stopping by. I can tell that I need to spend some time her looking around....how lucky you are with that table!!

    xo,
    Janet

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  29. How lovely...the table, the chairs, and the lavendar. A beautiful picture.

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  30. I'd hire him in a New York minute, Courtney! What an amazing piece of work!! It is just perfect with your little Frenchy chairs, too. :) LUV!!!!!

    xoxo laurie

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  31. Beautiful table! Wow! Thanks for your invite for Thursday...I'll be there :) Following too.

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  32. Wow, what a lovely table and such a sweet story to go with it! I can see it will get lots of use this summer.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  33. Oh I LOVE IT! How wonderful and it was handmade JUST FOR YOU! Could it be any more perfect with those chairs? Hugs- Diana

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  34. OH! That is a beautiful table! They did a lovely job of it, and that is so sweet that it was handmade for you by your family! :) I also love how you painted it, and decorated it with the white pots and the sweet bistro chairs look perfect with it, too! :)

    I hope you had a good Monday! Have a beautiful night! :)

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  35. That looks great Courtney! The perfect addition to your pretty backyard. What a nice mother's day present :)

    hugs ♥ tricia

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  36. OH MY! is it ok to say I'm a little bit jealous. How fabulous that it was made for you by someone you love. Makes an already great table even more fabulous!

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  37. Oh what smart boys you have. What a sweet gift and nice addition for your lovely backyard. I may forward this to my son!

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  38. It's gorgeous, Courtney. I love it. And it's just your style too!

    And I love furniture that has meaning behind it like this - I bet you smile everytime you sit down!

    Sarahx

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  39. I just love your table and I am so glad you linked to TTT. It is wonderful. Hugs, Marty

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  40. Wonderful table! What a great gift! Would love for you to join the Mission Decorate Facebook Party on Friday to share this project or any project! Just "like" the Mission Decorate page and join in the fun

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  41. What a fabulous gift to receive! I'm sure you will get years of use and have many memories made around this wonderful table.

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  42. Your table is absolutely gorgeous. Wish I had one like that. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  43. Hi Courtney,dropping in from Judy's DIY by Design.Thanks for sharing pictures of this gorgeous table and I will be looking forward to the tutorial about how to achieve the beautiful finish on it. I love those white containers with lavender in it.Its so sweet of your boys to give you such an awesome gift on Mother's Day.Thanks for stopping by the other day and leaving a sweet comment for my Merry month of May. Have a lovely evening!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  44. This is beautiful and your pictures are gorgeous!
    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  45. Talk about a fantastic Mother's day gift! I love it. M.

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  46. What a sweet story, aren't sons wonderful? I can tell yours adore you, He did a great job on that table, Celeste, victoriantailor.com

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  47. Awwwwwww how sweet of them!! And it looks fabulous too! It would be better than any vintage one because your kids made it with love *winks* Vanna

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  48. Love it! It looks fantastic :-)

    Visiting from Savvy Southern Style linky.

    http://junkernewbie.blogspot.com/

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  49. Courtney, it's SO beautiful!!! what a lovely gift and what a gorgeous table. Absolutely exactly my style - I hope the two of you will be very happy together!!

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  50. Courtney,
    That is a wonderful table! Perfect for the patio. Now to eat alfresco, you just have to carry out the dishes. Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  51. Love your table!!!
    How beautiful and the love that was put into making it!!

    Deborah xo

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  52. Thanks for linking you gorgeous new table at Cottage Flora Thursday's! you are so lucky to have such a fabulous gift to cherish!!! xoxo, tracie

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  53. awww, this is sooo sweet. I love that they made it for you...better, even, than a vintage one.
    I am very interested in how you painted it with the two colors..can't wait to learn. :)
    hugs, bj

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  54. I am loving your table. I love to be able to make things. Or at least ask Hubby to whip something up!

    Kelly

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  55. That is such a beautiful table. You'll probably think about how much love went into it each time you use it.

    I just wanted to pop back over and thank you for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday!

    ~tricia

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  56. It's beautiful and it was made with love. It doesn't get any better than that! Fabulous!

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  57. The table looks perfect for an outside dinner. Enjoy.

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  58. Hi Courtney, What a wonderful Mothers Day gift! The table turned out beautiful and is perfect with your bistro chairs. Thank you for joining my party and I hope you have a fun Memorial Day.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  59. Hi Courtney! I just wanted to pop back over and let you know that ths post is goig to be featured on this week's TTF. I just love this table!

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  60. You did a beautiful job. I love it! Thanks for linking it at my link party too!

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