Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Faux farm table, an IKEA hack

 Hello my sweet friends!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments in yesterday's post.
 It makes such a difference bringing color into your home, especially
when you're feeling sick of all the snow and a little unmotivated.
 
Today I wanted to quickly share our faux farm table.
I didn't take too many photos, but hope you'll get the idea.
Not sure if this even counts as an IKEA hack 
but here is a picture of what the table looked like before.
 It's the IKEA Bjursta extendable table. 
 
I liked the table once upon a time, but often times one can
outgrow certain styles and they no longer feel right in your home.
 
So we could discard and buy new, or make/re-purpose.  God knows,
I have been wanting to make a farm table for the last 5 years but am
a little scared of the saw and haven't had the courage to make one.
 
But I know I'll have to set that fear aside as there are
too many things I want to make that require a saw and
I sometimes feel as though I'm limiting my creativity.

But in the mean time, there's something I am definitely
not scared of and that is paint, soooo...
I grabbed some paint, some brushes and faked it!

It will do for now and as soon as we thaw out
a little, I'll be making saw dust non stop!  eek.

How about you?  Are there projects you're afraid to tackle on your own?
Do you ever find yourself waiting/relying on others to start a project? 

Talk to you soon.

much love,
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14 comments:

  1. You did an excellent job in sprucing up your table. It all looks bright and cheery.
    Hugs

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  2. This is awesome! We have the same IKEA table and I've sort of been wanting to change the look up a little bit, so I was super excited when I saw your post!!!! The table looks gorgeous!

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  3. Looks gorgeous and such a great idea!

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  4. I'm a bit afraid of power tools in general. My hubby has all of them, so they are there for me to use, but I value my fingers and hands....ha, ha. Love your table!

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  5. Beautiful, Lucy! I love the farm table look you've created… great job!

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  6. It certainly is a very good fake, Lucy! And it looks great!

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  7. It looks luvly Lucy. Shih... saws and rhea like intimidate me as well. The only power tools I use are in the kitchen :/
    Hugs, Gee

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  8. What a beautiful Faux farm table.You really did a great job by posting the nice information about that.Thanks

    Stylish Antique Farm Tables

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  9. Lovely! Please share the paint color!

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  10. Fabulous!! What type of paint...latex? acrylic? chalk? Colours? Thanks!

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  11. Yes can you tell more about how??

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  12. Lucy,

    Thank you so much for sharing this at the party! What an amazing project! I just pinned it to the BHG board!

    Happy day friend!
    karianne

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