Shizzle Design | Vintage Library Table + Reclaimed Barn Wood = Cool Farm Table
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Vintage Library Table + Reclaimed Barn Wood = Cool Farm Table

Vintage Library Table + Reclaimed Barn Wood = Cool Farm Table

I purchased this vintage library table sight unseen because I loved the character these tables.  I’ve had this table for a long time and have no idea where I stored the “before” pictures, sorry!  This table has been in various places within my own home serving as everything from an extra Thanksgiving table to a workbench during workshops.

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When I got it, it needed a lot of TLC.   It was filthy, beat up, worn down and unloved so it got a thorough cleaning with American Paint Company’s Surface Prep. / Brush Cleaner to remove all the year’s of grease and oil.

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The top was inlaid with leather tiles that were torn beyond repair.  As I ripped them off, there was an uneven coating of whatever glue they adhered it with years ago.  Basically, I had created more of a mess for myself and I wasn’t sure how to remedy it.  I couldn’t figure out a good solution for filling the void with my limited capabilities so I would have to find some kind of wood planks to cover it.

As luck would have it, Cathy stumbled upon a collapsed barn and we dug through that pile on a hot humid day until we found  the perfect pieces of  barn wood planks for our table.  You can read all about that picking adventure here.

I sweet-talked our uncle into attaching it to the top of the table and it was on its way to a beautiful transformation.

There was a hole on the back side of the table where there must have been another drawer.  My uncle replaced that entire piece of wood with a new piece then stained the entire table in a deep espresso brown.

I then gave everything a base coat of American Paint Company’s Freedom Road (dark gray) and then I pondered what color to finish it with.  I wanted it to primarily be white, but I wanted to switch it up somehow to create something unique.  You know me, gotta have something different yeah?  I layered over most of the gray with Home Plate, a creamy white.

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I love the extra charm that the reclaimed barn wood adds

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 The carved wooden drawer pulls were covered refinished with American Paint Company’s Dark Wax and Pewter Mica Powder.  

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I loved adding a Little bit O’ Bling to this rustic farm table!

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I love the contrast of the metallic against the rustic dry-brushing!

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What’cha think?

 

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10 Comments
  • thecurator0245Terry
    Posted at 01:47h, 08 August Reply

    I absolutely love the primitive look of this table with the reclaimed wood! Well done!
    Smiles!
    Terry

    • Shelly
      Posted at 21:43h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks Terry! I had some mixed emotions too watching this piece go; you don’t run across those primitive pieces or large planks of barn wood every day.

  • JaneEllen
    Posted at 02:07h, 09 August Reply

    That table is so incredible, love how you redid it. Thank heavens for the barn wood added. All those wonderful additions make such a difference to piece like this. My favorite is the handles, love love those. Great job. Happy weekend.

    • Shelly
      Posted at 21:37h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks JaneEllen! I usually don’t care for that type of drawer pulls but I was tickled pink with how cool the finish ended up being. For some reason, I think the combination of a little bling works with this primitive piece. Thanks again!! Shelly

  • Betsy@coastal-colors
    Posted at 10:19h, 09 August Reply

    Shelly, you turned this table into a treasure! What a great idea to add the barn wood top! I think you are the best at layering paint and creating a wonderful finish! You always amaze me with your fabulous ideas! You rocked this one!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 21:35h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks Betsy! I’ve had this table for years using it here and there throughout my house. I so wish I could find a “before” picture. It was quite the sight for sore eyes but after it a came together, I really wanted to keep it. So happy it went to a great home. I think the gal who picked it up is really going to enjoy it.

  • Gigi Harlan
    Posted at 12:25h, 10 August Reply

    A beautiful piece! I love the wooden top.

    • Shelly
      Posted at 21:31h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks Gigi!!

  • Sarah Handlogten
    Posted at 08:10h, 12 August Reply

    What stain, wax/finish did you use on the barn wood top? Beautiful!

    • Shelly
      Posted at 21:08h, 15 August Reply

      Thanks Sarah! I left the top in it’s natural state because the first gal on the list said she wanted it as is. She is going to use it as a desk in her office and I believe she’s going to put a clear coat on it. I’ve used both wax and Topcoat on barn wood. Topcoat deepens the color of it where the wax looks a bit more natural.

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