Farmhouse Style

Experimenting with Style

 I recently participated in an antique, vintage and salvage market as a vendor.  As I was preparing for the market, I decided to take a chance and conduct a style experiment.  My experiment consisted of choosing one of two styles that I seem to swing between or mix together. The first is the Farmhouse style. My…

Finishing the Farmhouse Table

I felt like before I could do the big reveal on my DIY project, I really needed to write a post about finishing my farmhouse table. When I mentioned “finishing,” I mean the final look that I wanted to achieve. I knew I wanted an aged wood look.  Imagine the look of wood salvaged from an ancient barn…

Grudge Match Final Round: Me versus My Project

I got up early again on Sunday, Day Two and Round 67 by this time, and with my coffee in hand, I stared bleary eyed at my two sets of table legs and table top.  I took a big swig from my coffee cup and looked at my sets of table legs.  One cross piece…

Grudge Match Round Two: Me versus My Project

 I drove home from Home Depot, the proud parent of an SUV filled with lumber.  I pulled into my driveway and hopped out with excitement and absolute conviction that I was going to finish my farmhouse table by the end of that day, or at the very least, by the end of the next day. …

Grudge Match Round One: Me versus My Project

I went to Home Depot on a Saturday morning, bright and early.  I am a loyalist to Home Depot for the simple fact that it’s the store my family always chose and I get such a kick out of their employees, especially on this particular Saturday. I walked confidentally through their doors and headed straight towards…