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Distressed FarmhouseTable

Learn how to create a distressed Farmhouse table with a few simple steps. I even have a You Tube video to follow along with.

Week 5 of the ORC! We are almost ready for the ORC reveal!!! Can you believe it? I am so excited to share with you all, one more beautiful piece to this makeover. This week I am sharing all about my DIY vintage table. I did a distressed white finish on the table makeover. It was a fabulous find from a vintage spot close to home that just required a little love and beauty!

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So first let me share the beautiful table that I found on Pinterest that was my inspiration.

white table pinterest

So, this was pretty much what I wanted for my table. I loved how long and narrow it was and the way the white base and distressed white top looked paired together. So once I had found a narrow table I had to figure a way to create the same look.

white kitchen table before

So this beauty worked out perfectly! I loved how you could change the size of the table with the two hinged sides, and the authentic vintage feel. I mean, I really loved the table as is, but the top really needed some love. So first I decided just to paint the legs with some left over paint that I had used on the cabinets. Once I painted the entire legs and bottom I just sanded away some of the paint to give it a good distressed look. Fortunately, since the bottom is not used you can get away with using latex paint.

Once I completed the legs, I decided to tackle the top!


white paint (latex is fine)


Paint Brush

Sander (220 grit)

Dark Wax (I used Annie Sloan)


First I sanded the table



This was so, so easy! I really thought it was going to be some process, but it turns out the stain came off so quickly without much time at all.


Okay HUGE tip! Use a vacuum to suck up the sand while sanding. It makes clean up much easier.


Once sanding was complete I did  a wash white over the entire table. 1 part water and 1 part paint


When white washing be sure to wipe away paint in certain sections to make for a more layered look.

Then I began a dry brush technique that I did in a random and more organic way. (if that makes sense)

I created this video to share the technique. Okay, that was extremely uncomfortable to share, but I faced my fears and did it.

What a difference though the dry brush made. I just love the way this piece looks in the kitchen now, It just feels less cluttered and works perfectly with our built in bench, and really adds a true farmhouse style!

I removed the one side leaf since the bench was in it’s place, but having the one side is plenty. We keep the table like this more often during the day which keeps more space in the kitchen.

white kitchen table 2

As you can see in the photo below, I did chip away at some of the paint giving it a bit of a chippy and warn look.

white kitchen table 3

and below is with the leaf out set for a table. With my new Magnolia chargers.

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 Source List:

Lantern Light Fixture: Lampsplus

Chargers: Magnolia Market

White Dishes

Napkin Rings

“Love Grows Best” Pillow: Bows and Burlap (etsy shop)


white distressed farmhouse table

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34 Responses

  1. Oh, my! I seem to love all of your projects.
    I have been planning to touch up our kitchen table, too so this post was a great inspiration. I was worried about sanding but it doesn’t look so bad. 🙂

    1. Thanks Krisztina! Yea, this table was a breeze to sand, not quite sure how other pieces will be. Maybe because it was just soo old.

  2. It looks amazing! I’m totally in love. I’ve needed to redo my kitchen noon table for years. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks Amanda! That means a lot. It was a great makeover…one I thought was going to take me a lot longer and I finished it in probably 4 hours.

    1. Thank you Ashley! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment.

    1. Thank you so much Brooke! You are such a sweetie, I am so happy we met and got to hang out. Looking forward to seeing you again at Haven!

  3. Your table looks wonderful and your tutorial is inspiring and easy to follow.
    Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT!

    1. Thank you Laura! So glad the tutorial was easy…I was a little worried about that youtube tutorial : )

  4. Deb, this table is totally fantastic. I love love love how this came together. It’s perfection. I cannot believe we’re on the final push to make it all happen before the big reveal on Thursday. This entire space is going to be so gorgeous! Hugs, Coco

    1. Thank you so much Coco! I know I am so thrilled, and kind of ready to be finished : )

  5. Just beautiful! Do u know the measurements off hand..with and without drop sides? My nephew is going to make me one and yours looks about right! Thx

    1. Hi Bonnie, I don’t know the measurements off hand, but I will get back to you as soon as I can find my measuring tape lol.

  6. This is so lovely. I just finished the exact table last week (you should see it on my blog as it is the exact same) and it is fun to see it done in a different way. My client loved hers in blue. I love it in your kitchen! Featuring this evening on The Painted Drawer! Thanks, Deb!
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    1. How funny Suzanne, I am sure it’s gorgeous you are the queen of furniture makeovers. I have to come see! And thank you so much for the feature!

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