Thursday, July 29, 2010
The Farmhouse Table has been in my "build" folder for ages, just begging to be built. We were incredibly blessed to be gifted with a generous amount of Lowe's gift card for wedding presents. So we trekked on down and spent about $150 for lumber on the table and Rustic Bench. This has been the best project we've ever done.
I am floored with how gorgeous it turned out. We have a table and seating for a fraction of factory cost! This is better than what we could have gotten from even IKEA. I initially messed up the stain, as I didn't realize gel stain was so different from water-based. The look is fantastic, so worth the six hours of re-sanding down to remove the goopy, jacked-up stain from leaving it on way too long. More table porn ahead.
I adore the bench. I want to build another one and stain it to match our Farmhouse Bed. Maybe then it would hide the "gap tooth" effect the center 3 boards have on the footboard. We plan on adding four chairs on the table, and having just the one bench. I think it looks fantastic. And for $150 total, you can't hardly beat that price!