Monday, December 12, 2011

Finally, The Farm Table

This table was featured by Sherry at The Charm of Home at her weekly Home Sweet Home Link- Up Party and by Good Luck Charlie at Redoux.  Their parties are each Friday, and if you haven't linked up before, I highly recommend them.  Thank you so much to both of these lovely ladies for featuring my husband's table...I know he'll be giddy with soon as I explain what "being featured' means. :)

Promised a couple weeks ago, I finally have pictures of the farm table my husband built out of an old door and reclaimed barn wood....

...see the hinges in the corners...

Here it is decorated for Christmas:

We moved into our house in September, and if you've looked at the pictures of our last house, you'll see that our new home isn't really our style yet.  I've been spending all of my "free time" working on my blog and starting my business, so the house has been put on the back burner for a while.  Please use your imagination a little bit...pretty curtains, hardwood floors, paint, etc.

Our family doesn't "do" decorated tables for holidays or any days...putting raw veggies on a tray is "fancy," so I just tried some different decor ideas for fun...
We don't own a set of formal china - it would never be used...I love the look of layered dishes and chargers, but they aren't something that we'd EVER use in real life.

We live in a private lake community, and the wood is from the beach near our house.

Don't worry, I've put many coats of poly on the top to protect the future owner from consuming paint chips.
Everything but the top was made from reclaimed barn wood.

Have you decided on your Christmas table decor yet?  Does your family do a lot of decorating for Christmas?  I know we'll do a lot more once our kids are older...right now, it's just too much trouble to have items out that will certainly be chewed on, played with, climbed upon, dropped, used as a projectile...ya know?

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season.

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Bama Girl said...

Your husband did a fantastic job on the table! It's decorated pretty, too!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I had to come back and take a peek. What an awesome job hubby did. Love your tablescape too.

Barb said...

Fabulous table - your husband did a terrific job!

Sister Patty said...

What a charming table and what wonderful decorations too! I don't think I could have parted with this table... simply incredible! Nice to be a follower to your blog.

Tracy Suzanne said...

The table came out fabulous! I love all the center pieces you did and your china.

I don't really have any formal china either. I have several pieces of stoneware that I like the look of but I always end up using my 20 year old corelle because its so light weight, which I love. I'm just ready for a newer pattern than my ivy one.

I know what you mean about HGTV Erin. I'm really hoping that the pilot that Kev and Layla from The Lettered Cottage gets picked up. Maybe that would be the start of something really good. Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

Suffia said...

Great job! Your decor looks wonderful.

Sophia's said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I just love your blog. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me and leaving a sweet comment. I'll be following along from now on!


Anonymous said...

I love your entire blog! You are so creative and unique!!!! Thanks for the inspiration (and for posting that fabulous table)!!!!!!

South Bay Studio said...

What a transformation, and I love your simple yet very homey style.

Vanessa said...

Hi, Erin

I just love your table. I've had a vision to doing one of these and I am going to tackle this project after the new year. I found your blog from Restored Link party. I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by Have a great week.


Betsy said...

What a gorgeous piece of furniture. It has just the right amount of patina on the top, and that key hole gives it so much charm. Great repurposing job!

Mariaelena said...

the ultimate in shabby chic....the farm table with your beautiful holiday decor on top...gorgeous!!...going back to looks some more...come on over...Happy holidays, Mariaelena

Pamela said...

Just gorgeous!

Heaven's Walk said...

Simple is always better....and prettier, Erin! Your farmhouse table turned out really sweet - and the decor is just perfect! Merry Christmas to you all!

xoxo laurie

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Great job! your table is so pretty, and the decoration too.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Great Tablescaping :)
and do not miss.....




It´s fun :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Miss Charming said...

Love the farmhouse table that your husband made. And the sparkly decor looks perfect on top.

milliemorganmedia said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower and I look forward to reading more of your posts! I would appreciate it if you took a moment to stop over at my blog and followed me back. Thank you!

Kammy Wielenga said...

how did I not comment on this before now?! I'm so jealous of this table. It's pretty much exactly what I wanted, however my hubby wanted something "NEW FOR ONCE" so he picked out something "new". Hmph. Super expensive and really lacking on charm!!!

Sherry said...

I am coveting your table! Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a very Merry Christmas!

Good Time Charlie said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing, I am featuring tomorrow at my party. :)

shellyandrade said...

I love it!! Tell you're husband he rocks and his table is the talk of blogland this week. Stopping by via Karen at Redoux.

Rhonda@restoredtreasurestoo said...
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Rhonda@restoredtreasurestoo said...

from your newest follower.....I! And I love the wonderful table scape you created on your wonderful table! You evil thing:D

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