Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My new/old farm table.

This past winter I went a little crazy.  I was sick and tired of my Oak dining room set.  I felt like a spoiled child.  It was 13 years old, Amish made and a very nice set!  It just wasn't me.  Everything matched, and the table was a bit large for the room.  I always wanted an old farm table, and mis matched pieces to go with my 1800's home. 
 I put my whole set for sale on eBay and it quickly sold to a lovely family from PA. 
With an empty dining room and money in hand, I was ready to shop.
I found a jelly cupboard and and  beautiful corner cabinet at my favorite antique store. 

My husband bought this old pie safe from a good friend for only $100.00!  He had to remove the top gray coat of paint and make some repairs.  I love the old milk paint that was underneath.

This bucket bench was sitting in our basement for years and years.  I never knew what it was until I saw a similar one for over a thousand dollars at the shop where we bought the two cabinets.  My husband cleaned it up and here it is!  It's so primitive and crude, just how I like about it.

Last but not least, I searched high and low for a farm table.  Naturally, the one that suited me best was way out of my budget.  I kept looking, and looking.  Finally my Husband said he was going to make one for me. I was very skeptical.  He had a very old walnut table base that he said he wanted to use.  He neede to extend it, and raise the legs a bit.  He added a top made from wood cut down here on our farm. (Himalayan Pine)

I'm very pleased with it.  We already had the antique chairs.   The rug is new.
What a difference from the all OAK dining room.  I can't wait to decorate for Christmas! LOL...
Thanks for taking my new/old dining room tour.


  1. Wow!! I love it. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I just love all of your furniture pieces! Your new table looks awesome, your hubby is sweet to make one for you!

    Blessings from Jessica

  3. I want your jelly cupboard! It's is everything else. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very nice Pat! I too want a pine dining table - one with seating for as many as eleven. One of these days I'll get it, or years I might add.

  5. WOW !I love all of it ! How special to have a table custom built by your husband. Everything is gorgeous .Hugs,Jen

  6. wow!!! I love all your prim goodies..and love the table.;)

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  8. I would be pleased with all of it too, Pat!! These are all gorgeous...hope your summer is off to a great start. Happy Friday - Tanya

  9. Thanks for sharing Pat, you have a beautiful home and really have a knack for decorating!!! I'll sure take your leftovers!! I can't wait to see how beautiful it is going to be at Christmas time too!! Hugs.

  10. Thanks for all the lovely comments.

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