Farmhouse Table Progress

I know I owe you all a farmhouse table update, so this is where we are at…

Let’s talk table legs. I had originally wanted to find old table legs and upcycle them and use them to build our “new” table, but legs are hard to find. Or rather, table legs that we like are difficult to come by. So, we’ve shopped around, and we’ve landed on these new legs from Lowe’s.

Waddell 29"L x 2-1/4"Dia. Country Pine Traditional Wood Table Leg

They are $19.99 per leg and I plan on seriously roughin’ them up and making them look old. Like really old. Any tricks you guys can offer me in terms of turning new legs into “old” ones?

As for the top of the table, thanks to my wonderful mom-in-law, I’ve located old barn wood for the top of the table. I’m actually outsourcing the table top, and it will look just like this when it’s finished…

farmhouse table

farmhouse table

farmhouse table

Basically, due to time constraints, I’m having the tabletop custom made from barn boards we’ve hand selected and then the rest is up to us!

My biggest decorating dilemma? Should I paint or stain the legs? Better yet, what color should I use? The tabletop will remain untouched, because I love the old barn wood look, but the legs will need a little more attention. Any advice is welcomed and appreciated:)!

Hooray for the weekend!

Meet Dalton Ghetti

I’m pretty sure this is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Dalton Ghetti has a gift. An incredible gift that you all must see.

A razor blade, sewing needle and a sculpting knife are the only three tools Dalton uses. A magnifying glass? Nope. Just those three tools and an incredible amount of patience. He’s never sold any of his artwork and spends anywhere from a few months to years crafting one pencil.

The full article feauturing Dalton is online on Odd Stuff Magazine, and can be found here. It’s a must read, to say the least!

Crazy cool, right? I was speechless after I saw these photos. The best part? These are real, crafted by an outta this world artist. Cheers to you Dalton, you are truly one-of-a-kind.

The CSI Project

I entered two of my little DIY projects in this week’s Pottery Barn inspired Challenge on the CSI Project website.

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Have you guys heard of this site before? Every week, the CSI Project posts a new challenge and invites bloggers to post their personal creations on its website. It’s a brilliant concept, and a great place to get ideas and inspiration.

I posted my Pottery Barn inspired DIY Chalkboard Garden Tags (for step-by-step instructions, click here)…

pottery barn flower markers

garden-herb-chalkboard-sign

And my Pottery Barn inspired DIY Necklace Storage Solution (for step-by-step directions, click here)…

necklace organization

Jewelry Display Frames

There are hundreds of projects already posted on this topic on the CSI Project website. Fellow bloggers – you continue to amaze me with your crafts and creative ideas! Keep the brilliant creations coming…so many potential projects, so little time.