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Vintage Farmhouse Table ~ Mini Makeover

It’s not often that I get to find pieces that are story-telling. What I mean is they are styled in a simple way that speaks to my home style. Take this little vintage farmhouse table. The turned legs are so pretty, and the scalloped skirt give it just the right dynamic. Even the faux drawer with brass bat-wing pull adds to it. However, it needs a little help from my tools.

Vintage Table Before | prodigalpieces.com

Damaged Vintage Table Top | prodigalpieces.com

It’s definitely apparent that the top has the most wear and needs TLC. No problem, right? In addition, I believe I have a thing for small tables. I did a little shopping…hee hee.

Stack of Thrifted Tables | prodigalpieces.com

DIY TIME

First, as you can imagine, I’m eager to break out my sander to see what I’m dealing with. I already know it has much wear, but I’m curious about staining. The wear is just a bit more than I expected, but all goes well after some elbow grease helps me out.

Sanding Vintage Farmhouse Table for Refinish | prodigalpieces.com

Then, after sanding, I clean it up and apply a reactive stain with a weathered wood finish. As for the skirt and legs, I want to refresh them a bit and add dimension. In order to do that, I begin with a pretty boring base color.

Painting Vintage Farmhouse Table Base | prodigalpieces.com

 

That is so that I can add a layered look similar to this antique buffet I did a few years ago. Next, once the base color cures, I use a soft white to create the glazed effect. Also, while that cures, I apply a mix of water and gray paint to make a wash to make that weathered wood look a darker gray. I wasn’t happy with the outcome of the stain and a DIY does what a DIYer does best…make your own.! Finally, I apply a matte poly to the top to the top to give it a protective finish.

Apply Polycrylic to Vintage Farmhouse Table | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

THE REVEAL

Vintage Farmhouse Table Makeover with DIY Steps by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #home #vintage #farmhouse

DIY Whitewash Vintage Farmhouse Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #diy #farmhouse #furniture

It’s definitely looking better and it has even more of a story now, don’t you agree? This vintage farmhouse table is suited for most any room in your home as accent table, side table, or even a nightstand.  Also, I’m totally smitten with the outcome of not only the gray stained top, but also the whitewash of the legs and skirt.

Stained Gray Vintage Farmhouse Table Top by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #diy #home #vintage

Small Vintage Farmhouse Table Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #furniture #table #home

So, maybe would you have done a different style? The legs and design sure lend it to a rustic/cottage vibe, but you can always do whatever you want. That’s half the fun of creating your own home story.

Vintage Side Table with Whitewash by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #furniture

Vintage Farmhouse Table with Stained Top by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #furniture

If you’d like to make this a part of your home, you can find it and more available in my online shop.

  • Handmade Linen Ottoman by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #furniture #shopping
    Linen Ottoman ~$75

Finally, you know that my goal each and every time I post is to inspire you. Maybe you have that hand-me-down piece of furniture from Great Aunt Ida that you tucked in the attic or found a sweet piece at a garage sale that you’ve put off working on. Make it your own and have fun! Plus, pin and share so others can be inspire too.

A vintage farmhouse table just needs a little bit of makeover love to make it new. Come see at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #home #vintage #furniture

Before you head off, you can see what happens to the other two tables in my haul in Part 2 and Part 3 (tap text for details).

UP NEXT

Up next, it’s Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time. HEAD HERE to see what happens to this sweater. eep!

Upcycled Thrifted Sweater Before Upcycle | prodigalpieces.com

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This vintage buffet makeover is one to see. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces gives it new life and purpose as a DIY Coffee Bar | Head to prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #coffee #farmhouse #homedecorOh my! This worn out looking Broyhill hutch desk has never looked so good. See how easy it can be to updated a dated piece with the help of Larissa at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    Who couldn’t use a little table?? And this one is so versatile…especially with the neutral finishes! Love!! 🥰

    • Larissa says

      They fit in most anywhere. Totally fun finds too. Thanks, Rebecca!

  2. Amy says

    I love the look! Could you tell me more about the “reactive stain”–or link me to a post that explains? Just beautiful, and I’d like to get that effect. Thanks so much.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Sure thing. It’s a stain that works with the tannins in the wood to age it quickly. There are weathered colors, black, or even browns that give an aged appeal. You can see how I’ve used them in these past posts HERE.

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