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.

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

  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!

  3. Looks gorgeous and such a great idea!

  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!

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

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

  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

  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

  9. Lovely! Please share the paint color!

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

  11. Yes can you tell more about how??

  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!

  13. Do you have a "how to" post? I have the same table and want to paint it.


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