Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Farmhouse Table (project reveal)

I have been waiting to show you guys this table since my husband and I started on it!! I love everything about it and I can't wait to use it as a dining room table in our own farmhouse someday, but for now it will work for our outside table! Our other outside table was demolished in a storm we had a couple months back and with this awesome weather we are having I was wanting a table out there so bad! What's a girl to do! We had a couple of  pallets and some scrap wood laying around and figured it would be enough to get us started on a table at least! And it was! We only had to get 4 2x4's costing us about ten dollars if I remember right! We used Shanty 2 Chic's and Ana White's plan for a Fancy X Farmhouse Table. We did modify it some though!
Here is what we did!
First we built the legs by hammering to pieces of pallets together! Then cutting the diagonals on 45 degrees and screwing those into the main pallet! We made 2 of these.
 
 
 Then we added 2 boards to each leg to help sturdy it one on the top and one on the bottom.
 
 Next was the top! We used pallet boards cut at 6ft and then nailed that into 2x4's.
 
Then we added a middle support beam and nailed that into place!
Then we also added a couple diagonal support beams!
 Next was building the base! 
We took a 2x4 and used that as the bottom support! Then we took 2 more 2x4's and I (first time I used a circular saw and I am now in love!) cut them on 45 degree angles and screwed those into the table and the middle support beam on the table top! 
 
Then we nailed the 2x4's together at each end! Now on to stain and paint!
I was debating whether to stain or paint or both but having to use old lumber and new I decided to do both! First I stained the whole think black (only stain I had on hand).
 
Then I painted 2 coats of primer and sanded the whole thing after!
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
And then I put 2 coats of polyurethane on and moved it outside!!
 
 
 
 
 
I have about 100 ideas on how to decorate out there, so for now I am holding off doing any decorating! I will be sure to update you all when that does happen! Also apologies on how horrible the garage looks! My husband loves to work on his jeep and it gets messy! You can follow his progress at Cheep Jeepin! Hope you guys like it as much as I do!! I am sure there will be a ton more projects on the blog involving building things, since it is my new found love!! Have a great Tuesday!! <3
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Farmhouse Friday


It's Friday!! What a week it has been! I am so excited to show you all my favorite farmhouse pics that I found on pinterest this week!!
Farmhouse Porch || A Country Farmhouse
Farmhouse Porch
modern farm house numbers | black arm light | batten board
Exterior
Mudroom Storage || Studio McGee
Mudroom Nook
hanging shelves in kitchen
Kitchen (Julie Ranee)
open kitchen shelving
Kitchen Shelving
white painted floor ~ 55 Cool Shabby Chic Decorati - http://myshabbychicdecor.com/white-painted-floor-55-cool-shabby-chic-decorati-3/
Living Room
neutral shabby work space | vintage
Workspace
Charming Farmhouse Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub {A Country Farmhouse} some sources - http://acountryfarmhouse.blogspot.com/search/label/Resource%20List
Bathroom
Pallet Headboard
Bedroom
Savor Home: INTERIORS: STUDIO MCGEE
Laundry Room
DIY Concrete Letter & Ampersand  | learningcreatingliving.com
DIY Cement Letter Decor
DIY Wood Board Cupboard!
DIY Cupboard
Hanging Garden
Hanging Garden
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Quote
heehaw.
This cute guy
Hope you guys are feeling inspired after looking at these images!! I know I sure am! So fun to share with you all my dreams for someday! Stay tuned for a big project that I am hoping to reveal this weekend or early next week! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Friday <3
xoxox
Alli
Note: I own none of these images and have linked the source of the images in the titles!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Farmhouse Mail holder

Thank God it's almost Friday! What a week! I did have time to redo another piece of decor for our kitchen command center! I'm excited to show you guys the transformation this mail holder has undergone! I got this cute piece at hobby lobby two years ago with my sister (crazy to think we have been in our home for two years now!), when I was visiting back home! I got it 60% off because of some dents it had! Score!! It worked great in our kitchen when I was going with a red color scheme but now that I'm headed down a more neutral path I needed a change! I have been eyeing down a galvanized envelope mail tray at target for awhile now!  
You can see more about this on Target's website by clicking here!
It's a steal right now at $14.99 plus 10% off but me being a cheapo, figured that I could make my own version with the mail tray I already had! 
Here's how!
First I gave it a good dusting, its been sitting in the back of a closet for probably half a year! Then I took some coarse grit sandpaper and sanded it all!  After that I wiped it down with a lint free rag and painted the whole thing black! 
 Next I took a "sponge brush" and dabbed the whole thing with metallic craft paint! This is what I got!
I liked it but felt like there needed to be something to break all the "metal color" up! So I made these bad boys up on the computer and printed them out on regular printer paper!
After that I took modge podge and put a think layer of it on the backs of the "number decals"! Then take another thin layer and put that over the front of the "decals"! And that was it! 
I have yet to hang this where it will eventually go because I have about a million ideas right now for the command center! Once I can convince my husband to help me make some things then I will have a better idea of where to put it! I hope I am not boring you all with my decor "redoes"! I promise that there is an awesome project in the works that has nothing to do with decor! Hopefully it will be done this weekend! Happy Thursday!!

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