Saturday, January 26, 2013

How I Created a Grain Sack Table

Today I spent the afternoon making a grain sack table. 
Yesterday I met up with Linsey from The Farmhouse Porch and Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch for lunch and some shopping at Old Town Spring. I had promised myself before we went that I was going to be good and not spend any money.
Well, I broke that promise when I spotted this adorable little farmhouse table. I HAD to bring it home with me because it was a great price which made me not feel too bad about breaking my promise!;)
I knew when I bought it I would be making it over. The orange red color just was not working for me and as you can see it had been loved big time. It even had a crack down the center but that was fine with me. It added to its charm.
After painting the entire table Country Grey I decided it needed something more. Since it had the crack down the center I knew I had to make this little table into a grain sack table. I could not find any painters tape so I just found a straight edge and drew the outer lines of the grain sack stripe.
I hand painted the stripes in black.
I actually liked that I didn't have perfectly straight lines. 
Next up I white washed the top.
White washing the top though left paint in the cracks of the table. I did not like that so out came the tooth floss!:)
Next I decided to use my AS Craqueleur to add some more age to the piece.
My hair dryer is always by my side when I am using Craqueleur. I am just too impatient to wait for it to dry on its own.
The top of table has only been clear waxed. The bottom portion has been clear waxed and then I added a little dark wax to bring out all the cracks.
Here is what I ended up with. I was quite pleased with the results. It looks like it was painted years ago.
I even took the grain stack stripe side down the sides.
I am so glad I found this little table yesterday and so glad I got to hang out with some fabulous ladies! I can't wait till our next outing.
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51 comments:

  1. cute. cute. cute!!
    so you.
    it'll be perfect in your house!

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  2. Awesome! It turned out great. One of these days I want to make my way to Old Town Spring. My sister in law has always told me how wonderful it is.

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  3. That is the perfect treatment for that little table. Just what it needed. Love it! How great to get to hang out with Anita and Linsey. I really need to break down and buy some AS soon.

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  4. You must have had a great time, Pamela! Great size little table. Your transformation is amazing. You'd never know it was that orangey red before. Love the grain sack look you gave it. You are certainly braver than me doing it without tape! Of course, I'm Shaky McGee, so I always have to use tape.

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  5. Beautiful transformation Pamela!What a great photo of you three!So lucky to have all met up!
    xx
    Anne

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  6. Adorable. Great job, great tutorial! Amazing trick with the dental floss! Man!
    Karen

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  7. Pamela,
    This is just so darn cute! You are one fast DIY gal. Just gotta go share it on Facebook:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Love the table..great job! How fun to hang out with bloggers for the day!

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  9. Wow, when I buy something, it sits for days until I get to it, sometimes months, then it takes a month for me to get it on the blog. You went shopping and painted it, then had it on your blog the next day! Wow, you are GOOD!!

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  10. I love it! And I have used dental floss on furniture too!

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  11. Oh, Pamela! I can't tell you how much I wish I could have met you ladies for lunch! What fun! Makes me wish I lived in Texas!!! And your table is absolutely adorable. I really like the idea of the grain sack stripe. Very cute!

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  12. I love your table, such a sweet piece. What fun spending the day with blogging buddies!
    Have a great weekend!
    Cindy

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  13. Your little table is absolutely darling...gave me some ideas...thanks

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  14. I love your little grainsack table...AND the linens in that basket beneath it! xo

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  15. Oh my goodness is this cute! Love it what a great transformation!

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  16. How clever to use a stripe to camouflage the crack. The depth of age you achieved with paint is just wonderful. It looks fantastic. I can totally understand not being able to pass up this farmhouse table.

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  17. Don't you just love old Town spring. That a great tranformation. It looks beautiful.

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  18. How cute is that! Thanks for showing us how to do it!...hugs...Debbie

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  19. LOVE this little table!! You made a wise choice. :)

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  20. That is so cute. Art is Beauty had something in red that would go with this at her blog today. Now I have to go find something I can paint this on to!

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  21. That is so cute. Art is Beauty had something in red that would go with this at her blog today. Now I have to go find something I can paint this on to!

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  22. That is so cute. Art is Beauty had something in red that would go with this at her blog today. Now I have to go find something I can paint this on to!

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  23. One day, I want to come play with you gals. What a great find, and wonderful transformation. I like absolutely every step that went into creating this look. Pinned!

    Doreen
    altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  24. Your table is fab! I love it! ...you did a great job.

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  25. Table is soooo lovely!! Great job Pamela!! As always you're turned nothing into something
    Have a great weekend!!
    Blessings,
    Vesna

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  26. I LOVE your table Pamela! You did an amazing job on it. Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

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  27. Just fabulous! You did an amazing job with this table! Have a great weekend!

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  28. It is so pretty. You did a fantastic job.

    Have a nice day

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  29. OMGosh...Old Town Spring!!! Is the British Tea Room still there and that restaurant by the railroad tracks?? I used to work on Kieth street in a decorative painting shop called The Painted Pineapple. Small world...LOVE your little table, Well Done Pam.

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

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  30. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Do you seal the paint with anything or is the wax enough?

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  31. OMG....I love love this!!! You are incredibly talented. I wish I could just attach my brain to your brain!
    xoxo Pamie G.

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  32. Your table looks wonderful! I love it! will definitely be getting some of that crackle product the next time I pick up some chalk paint.

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  33. what a fun way to spend the day, I'd have loved to hang with all you gals!! love the table, what a fun way to do a makeover!!

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  34. GREAT looking table. I have never used Craqueleur but I love the looks of it here- xo Diana

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  35. What a fun outing and a great "new" table! Love the grainsack and cracked finish! Sometimes we just have to take back our promises to ourselves and pick up an item we love :) Hugs, Leena

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  36. Hi!

    That was totally charming: find friends and also the table that you could turn into delicate details.

    Cheers!

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  37. You are just so creative, Pamela! This turned out perfectly.

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  38. So stinkin' clever, girlfriend!! It looks fantabulous. :-)

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  39. So cute, Pamela! Adding the grain sack look was a wonderful idea.
    xx, Sherry

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  40. The transformation of your cute table is adorable. Love how you painted it!!
    Mary Alice

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  41. Love your newly painted table. It turned out so pretty. Love how you continued the stripe along the edge. Wonderful job!
    Suzanne

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  42. Really adorable, such a great idea you had to do this! Glad all three of you had a great time!

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  43. So VERY cute, Pamela! Thanks so much for sharing how you created this French look. I like seeing all the steps in detail...it makes it seem "do-able" for all of us. Using the dental floss was genius! I saw your post over at Savvy Southern Style.

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  44. What a super cute table! and by the way, I wouldn't have been able to resist it either!! However I doubt I would have been able to do such a spectacular job.
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  45. Great eye, Pamela! Love the transformation too! And what a fun meet up!

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  46. That is absolutely beautiful! I will be trying this technique on something - I just love it! And I really like how the stripes go down the side of the board too - great touch. And the floss to get the paint out of the crack is genius!

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  47. Now this was an absolutely wonderful idea! The simplest approach is often the best. Great ideas and tips!
    Cheers,
    Barbara
    Please consider joining www.theblogsisters.com, an on line home blogger's directory!

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  48. I love this! I will be on the look out for a table like that to do the same thing, it would make an awesome coffee table in my living room! Thanks for the demo.
    Susan

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