DIY farmhouse table

When we moved into our house the previous owners left some furniture. Some was so-so and others were hidden gems. Enter the farmhouse table:
It was a little beat up around the legs and a few blemishes on the actual table top but I still thought it had potential. I have been pricing dining room sets that have the farmhouse look but modern twist. Think metal/industrial chairs. So after weeks of pinning how to DIY gel stain I decided to try it. What’s the worst that could happen…

The keys to gel stain I figured it are:
1. Wear gloves
2. Lay it on thick and wipe away
I used Minwax gel stain in hickory. After two coats (you have to wait 8 hours between each) and a freshen up on the white legs here is the finished product. The only thing left is to put a semigloss poly coat over.
I’m very pleased with how it came out and it will look even better once we tear up the carpet in the dining room. We picked out a color of Pergo flooring and can’t wait to get going on it! Oh and take a look at these chairs! They are from Restoration Hardware… On SALE for $39 a pop! It’s my lucky weekend!
Have you ever gel stained to make a Ho Hum piece of furniture shine?

About asierput

Ask me where I am from and I will say the BEST place on earth. I live in Cleveland with my boyfriend where both our families are. I am a food and camping fan and a beer explorer. I am a Dawg Pound and Outfield sitter. By day I am an Industry Campaign Specialist and marketing NERD and by night I am kicking butt and taking names while getting in shape and staying healthy. Remember... dare to move!
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2 Responses to DIY farmhouse table

  1. mojamala2 says:

    Very cute table!
    I bought a table off Craigslist once and the chair cushions were hideous. So I bought fabric and recovered them. It was such a simple fix to make it look better.

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