DIY White Washed Wood Table
Do you know, that it sometimes takes me longer to decide what to “title” a post than it does to actually write it? And this traffic stopper was all I could come up with! Okay, not really “as long as”, but it feels like it at times. I struggle between being my sassy, sarcastic self… and using a title that might actually have something to do with what I’m writing about. Practicality wins. But just just barely.
I thought about titling this post our new “Sexy Legged Door Greeter” but you always worry about what kind of readers that might attract? I’m pretty much not into fetishes. Or porn.
Oops… is my sassy showing?
I know I’m kind of rushing past Spring and into Summer with the Whale and the coastal feel… but, it just happened. Trust me, I know I am in for a lot more rain before our really nice weather hits here on the Oregon Coast.
I’m just practicing.
When we decided to try a new leg style and Jimmy brought it in from the shop, I knew I was doing this one in white! I did a full coverage, solid coat of white on the legs and the reclaimed pallet wood is wearing a few coats of white paint applied in light layers to give a whitewash look. [You can find the original table version here & here]
- Paint: Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint in Magnolia
- Cheater tip: I sprayed the legs for the first coat with Rustoleum 2x Coverage in Matte White
It feels Farmhouse, Coastal and Cottage style all at once.
This table style is so versatile. I think that is why I like it so much, and it sells so well. (We have them stocked in our booth at Vintage 101) Well, the ones I don’t keep have made it down to the booth.
I may have two. But who’s counting? They just seem to fit in anywhere. I’ve got one at the back door, they work great as sofa tables… and even nightstands. Okay. Fine. I have three.
For now, I love my Whale here, and he needed somewhere to rest. It was a long trip in my carry-on bag from California to Oregon. I mentioned somewhere, perhaps Instagram, that my mom ran over to Michael’s last year and got me one because we don’t have one here in town. I was afraid it might break in shipping so it waited for me at her house and I just got to bring it home.
The galvanized wire baskets and mason jars belong in the kitchen. But I borrowed them temporarily.
This week is flying by!! I’m going to blink, and it’ll be Saturday, and I’ll be off to Georgia. I’ll be hooking up with Debbie of Refresh Restyle and then we will be driving to Alabama to see the big reveal of the Southern Romance House . I don’t know if you recall, but I traveled there last Spring with a group of other bloggers to learn about the project and see it’s beginnings [click here] and we were invited back to see the big “after”. If you want to see the plans for the home you can check out the design plans [click here] and you’ll be able to compare them to the final project as I share snippets with you. I’ll be doing a post here about the trip and the house when I get home. I know it’s going to be so pretty!! The plans were pretty “knock your socks off”!
Oh, I’ve also got a progress update on the workshop to share as well. You can catch-up with our workshop build so far [click here] and see how it’s all coming together. Pretty soon… I’ll be asking advice on which faucet to buy or opinions on vanity styles! I can not believe it still. It’s sitting out there, on my property… and I still can’t believe we have a workshop???
This can not be my life. It’s making me kind of nervous actually… sometimes, when things feel like they are going too well, does it make you a little anxious? Or is that just me?
Okay guys, we have a custom furniture order to deliver soon so I guess I better get this wrapped up!! I’m presently barefoot, in yoga pants and a tee, with a very messy ponytail. But, I cleaned all day and got this post shared so I get points right?
I hope if you don’t already, that you’ll consider following me over on Instagram [click here] so we can stay in touch while I’m away from home. Should be some fun stuff to share, and maybe we can snoop around Debbie’s house some too 😉