1 gorgeous 100 year old barn door + 1 Sunday of work = A farmhouse table to rival the big dollar PB table.
As soon as I spotted this tall barn door at an auction last fall I wanted to make a farmhouse table, and while it sat in storage I hoped to stumble upon some great looking legs. Impossible to find! Along came the Pottery Barn inspiration table.... we don't need legs! While searching for trestle table ideas we actually came across plans for the exact same design as the inspiration table, and got to work.
For some reason we decided it was a good idea to assemble it in our dining room because of the cold.... let the mess begin!
After figuring out where we had made some wrong cuts (this ALWAYS happens!), we agreed this wasn't too tough of a project with two people. Neither of us claim to be furniture builders, but it is really rewarding to make something from scratch.
I applied some stain to give the base color where I planned to distress the paint, then painted, sanded and applied a dark wax for an aged look.
I love that this weathered and grey barn door had some color after LOTS of sanding and several coats of polyurethane.
I know I'm biased, but I think our table with it's 100 year old barn door beats the pants off the PB table. $1600? Really??
This is a project we would definitely repeat when the perfect top presents itself, and maybe next time we can keep the mess outside!
Who Am I?
I've tried it all...hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student/retail shop owner/design consultant/home stager. Through it all my favorite things to do have been sharing DIY ideas, thrifting, and making something out of nothing.