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How To Make A “Joanna Gaines” Farmhouse Table

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Making a “Joanna Gaines” Style Farmhouse Table isn’t as hard as one would think! Follow the 6 Steps I have outline in today’s post to get the look of your dreams!

After pulling a FULL marathon of all the “Fixer Upper” episodes and obsessing over all the awesome items Joanna Gaines finds at Flea Markets I will 100% admit that she has rubbed off on me! I am now determined to start my own version of Magnolia Farms! Haha! 🙂

So after my marathon I looked at my kitchen table and it wasn’t what I wanted! Don’t get me wrong it was nice and not very old but I wanted a ‘Farmhouse’ table with white legs, a distressed table top and that seats a lot of people!

BUT…all for the right price!

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To get the ball rolling I quickly sold my own set for supply funds to build my DREAM table.

Had I realized I would have to be without a table for 3 weeks and eating off of my son’s kids table from his play room I would’ve waited a little longer; but it only motivated me more to get to work! 

After scrolling through Pinterest for hours and finding tables I loved and thought were very realistic to build with the tools I had – I pinned down a pretty number to be our “Fixer Upper.”

The table I planned on building was budgeted to be JUST $100, for all the supplies!!!

The day before I bought the supplies to build the table, I came across an ad on a yard sale page that a new home owner was getting rid of EVERYTHING that was outside of the house that the previous owners were hoarding and just up and left there. The new buyers were left responsible for all the belongings and “junk” on the property. You should’ve seen my eyes! All the heart eyes!! It was a gold mine and I found a lot of “golden treasures” as I like to say to fix up and hang on my walls!

As I was leaving we got to talking about my table project and what I was searching for. The husband paused and led me to the side of the house that I must’ve passed 10 times while I was there and showed me this!

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HEART EYES! JACKPOT!

I scored the wood for about $5 bucks (unheard of)! So I was left to buy a short supply list.

Shopping List:

  • 4 – 2×4 at 7 feet long
  • 1 – 4×4 at 10 feet long
  • 4 – 2×8 at 6 feet long
  • 1 – 2×8 at 8 feet long
  • 1 – 2×10 at 6 feet long
  • 1 – Wood Stain (your choice)
  • 1 – White Paint
  • 1 Box – 4 inch Screws
  • 4 – 30 inch beams (for the legs)
  • Paint brushes
  • Wood boards (your choice) for the table top, mine measured at 70 inches long and 42 inches’ wide

TIP: it is very helpful to have assistance while putting the table together. Team work making the dream work! 

Step #1:

Wash the wood with warm water. Especially because my table top was reclaimed wood I made sure to wash the heck out of it

Step #2:

Sand all of the wood, get rid of all the sharp edges and corners.

Step #3:

Again wash the wood. While outside I grabbed a rag and the hosed  it down to get rid of all the sawdust.

Step #4:

TIME TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER!

Lay out all the pieces in front of you, turn the table upside down.

Place 1 leg in a corner at a time and drill them in, we drilled from the outside of the table going into the leg using 4 inch screws, we drilled in 4 screws on each leg. Do this for all 4 corners.

You can frame your desired table as you wish to fit exactly what your DREAM is!

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Step #5:

After assembling it all together then comes the fun stuff! Painting and staining!

Stain the entire table including the legs twice. After letting it dry it’s time to paint. For my table, the legs and the top trim were painted with one coat of white paint. Once dry I grabbed a piece of sand paper and distressed the legs and trimming areas painted white.

Once it was completed I realized I stained the table top too many times and it was just a bit too dark for what I was looking for and started sanding areas to make it look more worn and not as dark!

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Step 6:

Finish it off with the stain sealer and VOILA! That’s it.

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