Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Driftwood Dining Table

This dining table has been a true labor of love for me. After a full week of working in the garage late nights, it’s finally finished! Drum Roll Please….Ta-Da! My version of the Driftwood Finish!
Believe it or not, this is a paint technique to mimic the look of weathered wood.
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My hubby still can’t get over the fact that its PAINT on a wooden tabletop, NOT the actual wood sanded down and then left in the sun and rain for years. I actually tried sanding down the tabletop first, but after an hour of hard physical labor in the Texas heat, I started mixing paints around to find a good way to fake the timeworn look.
A Before of the table I picked up at a local thrift store. Here’s my attempt to sand off the beat up espresso finish…too messy and time consuming in the heat!
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Layer upon layer of paint and glaze and I think it really looks authentic! It even feels like bare wood….you’d never know the difference!
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This table’s for sale with six matching dining chairs (should have the chairs ready by the weekend). I’m doing the chairs in the same Driftwood finish with a neutral linen upholstered seat. They have great lines to them…so I can’t wait to see the set come to completion!
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I’m having a hard time letting this one go…I’d keep her, but I have a problem with switching out furniture every few months, so I’m trying to be a good girl this time! Smile
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The table measures: 78”L (with leaf)  x 54”W…the leaf is 2 ft L and makes the table round when taken out.
I’d love any feedback about this style. It’s the first time I’ve attempted something like it. Let me know your thoughts! Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to myself out here in Blogland! Smile

Here is THE TUTORIAL on how I achieved this look!

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13 comments:

Megan said...

How beautiful! It really turned out well. I can't believe that's paint and not actual wood. How did you learn this new technique???

JaceSophie said...

Looks fabulous!! You are so talented!!!

Urban Farmhouse said...

Thanks so much! The paint was a combination of layering paints and a graining tool. I will probably try to do a tutorial on this soon if you guys are interested in learning how I did it.

Meredith said...

That is beautiful!!! My mom is re-decorating a bedroom in a sea/beach theme. Too bad she doesn't need a dining table, because this is right up her alley!! Just gorgeous! You're very talented! :)

Megan said...

Yes! I would love to learn how. Please let me know if you do offer tutorials. That would be too fun!

Urban Farmhouse said...

I'll post a tutorial on this look soon. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, but it is a little time consuming. I think the results were worth it though!

dean said...

I am so happy to see you back doing what you love! You can tell this is a passion of yours due to your amazing work! I love the dining table and chairs! What a masterpiece you have created! I can tell that your heart goes into each project! Keep cool this summer as you create!!

Urban Farmhouse said...

Thank you guys so much for the sweet comments! You don't know how much they mean to me and inspire me to keep going.

Babbsie said...

I am absolutely interested in knowing how you did this. I actually have this exact table and it needs to be redone desperately!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Wowie-KaZowie! I love this table and your style of reinventing furniture. You are not alone in blogland. Your newest follower! Stop by for a blog visit :)Thanks for the tutorial.Very nice of you to share.

Inspired by you said...

I'm stunned! It looks fantastic. I've got to check out your tutorial and try this out. I look the look. Again beautiful job!

Urban Farmhouse said...

Thanks! It's my first link party and I'm excited to find lots of you creative-minded furniture makeover gals in blogland!

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Amazing - I can't believe you did this with paint. You are a genious!

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