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Monday, December 5, 2011

Barn Wood Farm Table

Need more table space? Make some!

I came upon this project when all my tables were used to seat our Thanksgiving guests and I needed somewhere to display our yummy desserts. Needed something quick, inexpensive, and uncomplicated. What to do? Shop my stash, of course! Three barn boards, two treadle sewing machine legs, and some tools...I had a vision. So easy!

The barn wood was free! One was used for the bottom shelf and two were used for the top. Basically, it was all screwed to the treadle sewing machine legs.

Thanksgiving was such a whirlwind, that I had no chance to take a picture of the table with the desserts. So here it is in Christmas mode.

I have family members who on Thanksgiving gifted me with (some homemade) wines and this table has now provided the perfect spot for them. And yes, that is a chicken feeder. Fun display piece and goes great with the barn wood.

Behind the table is a divider with lace panels. It's just enough to hide any kitchen mess I may have. Of course, I never have any. Wink, wink. It's just that when you walk through our front door, you are smack dab in our living room (no entryway) and the whole kitchen which is just beyond that is visible. This divider breaks it up a bit.

For the Christmas display on top of the table, I used an old galvanized bucket with garland, rustic sleigh bells, and pine cones spilling out. I quickly made some book page trees and topped them with some rustic stars. This was all so fun!

Thanks for the visit and checking out my farm table!
See below for all the parties I'm hooking up with.
Thanks to all the great hostesses!

My pickin' best,







Primsue said...

I love how your table turned out & you have decorated it beautifully got Christmas.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said... the chicken feeder for the wine, clever :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

What a fun and creative idea!
Love it!!!
I like the divider screen too ~ I need one of those to put up in front of my patio doors so my dogs can't see the other dogs on the walking trail at 6:00 in the morn!
Thanks for sharing!
Prim Blessings

Blessings from Cindy said...

Love the barnwood table! It looks wonderful with all the Christmas things & I'm sure it looked great with all the desserts too!

outjunking said...

Your so right about needing more table top space when the holidays are here. Thanks for the idea. I like it being long and narrow.

Sue Frazier said...

what a beautiful rustic setting! i adore it! love the trees too!
visiting you from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I use a sewing machine base for a table also...not barn wood though...and I do like that!

Faye said...

I love it! Love that old wood and of course the old treadle legs...great idea!

Okio B Designs said...

Your table looks great! I love how you decorated it and I love how you used the panel. Coming over from White Wednesday and a happy new follower!


SImple and Serene Living said...

Hi neighbor. Just found your blog and love the table.

Barbara Jean said...

Great idea! and love how you decorated to match barn wood. love rustic anyway.
cute with bucket on side and things tumbling out.

barbara jean

WhyCuzICan said...

Very darling tablescape-- very homey! :D

Spotted you at Shabby Creek Cottage Transformation Thur Linky Party,
~Suzanne in Chilly NW Illinois

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

OMG, I love this. So creative. I have some of those rusty bells. What a great way to display them.

Unknown said...

Oh goodness...what a wonderful table. That chicken feeder is just the "icing on the cake"!!

Visiting from WUW!

Heaven's Walk said...

I have some sewing machine legs just like yours, Cindy! I WILL be making a table just like this! Thank you for the great idea! :)

xoxo laurie

Evie said...

I absolutely LOVE that table!!! Gorgeousness! And now I can't believe that I had an old treadle machine, but got rid of it b/c it was beyond repair (I thought)...gaaahhh...totally could have swiped your idea! So sad!!
Oh well...enjoy yours for me! :)

evie @ brown paper packages

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Cindy, That's some smart thinkin girl. Love, love your table. what a great use of a feeder. I have one like it that I plant with Portulaca every year. May have to bring it inside some time. Love the book trees. Look pretty easy, but I have never made any. They add just the right touch!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a great table! I'm also envious of your homemade wine collection :) Have a happy holiday!
Cheers, Andrea

RuthSMac. said...

You're a very clever and creative girl, your new table is beautiful!
I'm you new groupie :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it I have to look for a treadle sewing machine, I see them all the time, great for a table!! You are a genius!


A Few Pennies said...

Wonderful idea; I love the wine rack for bottom--this would make a great sideboard for all seasons decorating.

Unknown said...

oh what a fantastic table- thanks for sharing- your newest follower- looking forward to reading your posts!


Fishtail Cottage said...

Coming over from Farmhouse Friday for a visit! love everything about your post! so festive & pretty! xoxo, tracie

Butterflies & Seashells said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I have two bases now that I was trying to figure out how to make a table beyond the standard marble or glass top.


Rose Garden Malevik said...

What a Lovley Table :)
and do mot miss......




it´s fun :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

Anonymous said...

Great job! I love barn wood!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

How fabulous! Love the chunky wood for the top! I'll be looking at beat up old sewing machines in a different light now. :)

Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 111. :)


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love this! What a terrific idea.

Honey and Me said...

I just love your table! I have a treadle machine currently being used as the stand for our turtle tank...I'm thinkin' Mr.Turtle is going to have to find a new place to have his tank! Thanks so much for sharing!

Revi said...

You're so clever! I love the table, and the values that inspired it. :)

Amy Kinser said...

Such a great idea! Love it.

Nice to visit with you today.

Blessings to you and yours.

Unknown said...

I love everything about this! From the rustic wood to those great little book trees!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Sooo lovely!! Sharing this at tonights party- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Unknown said...

Your display is beautiful! That table is a real showpiece, too! Loving the trees made from books!

Now Following!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

the cape on the corner said...

that is such a great set up, i love it!

Patty Sumner said...

Love, Love, Love that idea! This is the perfect size for desserts and drinks. Blessings!

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