Chippy Farmhouse Dining Table…


January 16, 2014 by Terry

About five years ago we had purchased a dining table from Ikea, it was pine with an antiqued looking stain.  Well…I went through a “white” phase in decorating our home and decided to paint it all white.  Now….I made my husband take it to the hanger where he works so we could use their paint booth and equipment to make it easier to paint the matching chairs etc.   So, having five children means that our table gets a lot of use and abuse…My husband had the idea that in order to make sure it was durable we should use the same paint that they use on their airplanes…

Okay…NEVER do this!!!  Good idea at the time…maybe, durable yes, maybe even bullet proof!…Ha, Ha …. but when I decided that I was tired of the white and started to strip the paint off the top???  Baaaaaad idea for sure!!!!  Did I mention that this table even spent the winter outside under our deck uncovered in the elements WITHOUT any damage to it?  This paint is TOUGH!

After going through gallons of paint stripper just to get the above result I finally went back to the hanger to see if I could get whatever stripper they use to remove the paint off the planes when repainting them…

Turns out I’m not really allowed to do that…hmph!  So, back I went and tried a few other types of strippers….I ended up having to do mostly muscle work, scraping and scraping until I couldn’t feel my arms anymore!

After 9 hours of scraping and a lot of sanding I finally ended up with this…

Next… looking at the legs and knowing how difficult it was to get the paint off the table top…all I could think of was the severe pain I had in my hands and wrists!  I knew that the stripper bubbled and made the paint flake a bit and I wondered if it would give the table a rustic sort of chippy look without having to go through the pains of getting it all off.

Turns out I loved the effect!  I stained the table top with a black stain and gave it a few coats of varnish to seal it.  Then I decided to wash over the chippy looking legs with the black stain to tone down the white and tie it in with the top better.  It turned out wonderful!  It certainly does not look like an Ikea table anymore!

So until I find the perfect chairs to go with this table I am using some antique dining chairs that I bought off the internet.  They need some fixing up but they kinda go with the table well enough for now.

See the Board and batten on the living/dining room walls?  Stay tuned for that make over as well :0)

Hope you have a great weekend!


Please leave a comment!  I love to hear from you :0) !

Linking up to Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday

Linking up to Twigg Studio’s Sunday Show-off Linky Party

Also joining Stephanie Lynn’s Sunday Showcase Party


4 thoughts on “Chippy Farmhouse Dining Table…

  1. Oh my I ADORE what you did to that table!!!!!!! It looks gorgeous with the dark top and the beautiful chippy look you got!!! Feel for your poor hands,arms, and back!!! I also admired your chandelier” anything with crystals gets my attention. Traci


  2. Darrielle says:

    Love it! I checked out your blog and love it too!


  3. vanessagreenway says:

    Oh my! I can’t believe all the work you have gone through to make that table look amazing! Love the chippy legs and dark stain. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a nice day! ~ Vanessa


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Follow on Instagram

The other day I let my daughter drive us home after being away. I was absolutely exhausted from life in general. This was the view from my passenger window... a beautiful reminder to slow down and listen to God’s whispers... He’s got this. #listentothewhispers #godsgotthis #bestillandknow #thatstillsmallvoice #heismystrength
So proud of these girls! Congratulations Haileybear and Brittany! #sweetsuccess #allgrownup #newchapter #bestfriends #graduation #thecuratorscollection #soproudofyou
And just like that it is done! What it beautiful day we had celebrating our baby girl! #graduation #beautifulday #notredamehighschool #growinguptoofast #loveher
cap and gown 🎓 ceremony done... now onto the good stuff!!! THE DRESS! 🙌🏻👏🏻🎓 .... can’t wait to see my beautiful girl in her dress! 💝 #graduation #babygirl #allgrownup #soproud #beautiful #loveher
... and she doesn’t think she’s pretty! ??? So proud of this girl! Baby number two is graduating from high school this coming Saturday… Where has the time gone? She has definitely been our “wild card” from the very beginning! So full of energy and always ready to help wherever it is needed. She is ambitious and fun and has an amazing heart! We know she will be successful in anything she does. What a gift she has been to our family! #proud #beautiful #strong #loveofmylife #blessed #loved #congratulations #graduation #bestfriendsforever #modelmaterial
Happy Monday friends! I know I haven’t posted anything for quite some time but as I sit here this evening I feel it’s time to share a bit more of what has been happening for the last few months. Most of you don’t know this but for the last 11 months I have been slowly learning the technical side of my family’s business. For the past 43 years my parents have invested their blood sweat and tears making our family business such a huge success. (@globefootwearltd ) I am privileged and honoured to be able to carry that on for them. 11 months ago I took a leap of faith and left everything I was comfortable with to come and carry on our family heritage. Our children were brave enough to leave their friends and their school in order to support their mom in keeping the family heritage alive. Today I am proud to say that while I still have much to learn, I am happy that we took that leap. It truly is an amazing journey and a hard (at times challenging) one at that… But with God’s grace and strength we will carry through for continued success! God is good! I’m still loving furniture makeovers and when I can, I still enjoy DIY and sharing what I make… But for now… I have to take a step back from that part of my life and focus on what is before me. I hope you will stay, and follow along in my journey. We have a new home where we are and are wanting to put our style mark on it… I know there are a few stencilling projects in our future ;-) I will share more with you soon. You can follow along on my business journey too at @globefootwearltd ❤️😊 #newlife #newfriends #newbusiness #newadventures #shoestore #familybusiness #heritage #myheritage #godisgood #strengh #godsgrace #globefootwearltd

You May Also Like:

I’ve been featured on these amazing websites:

Revival Monday

Feathered Nest Friday

Orphans With Makeup

Painted and repurposed vintage and antique furniture. DIY . Home decor.

Redo It Yourself Inspirations

... Making Broken Beautiful

She Holds Dearly

Just another site

Found This Painted That

Decorating Solutions for the Dollar Challenged

painted by kayla payne


Canary Street Crafts

Furniture Makeovers, Crafts & Home Decor

The Wood Spa by Pat Rios

Furniture Refinishing - Herndon, VA


Small Home...Big Style

q is for quandie

from a vintage vantagepoint.

The Interior Frugalista

... Making Broken Beautiful

Orphans With Makeup

Painted Furniture, vintage goods, DIY

French Country Home Decor, Party Decor Ideas, Painting Tips

Casual elegant home decor for the collected moments in your life.

Dont save it for a special occassion; use your best vintage daily.

Saw Nail and Paint

Lovingly refinished furniture, vintage and thrifted home decor, urban farming and city chickens

Katherines Corner

Popular over 50 DIY blogger, lifestyle, inspiration, giveaways, faith, midlife stories, recipes, product influencer ,home décor, bridal shop

Freddy & Petunia

heirloom-quality CABINETS for CHILDREN -and- many other rePURPOSED PROJECTS built in the PAGE 10 Studio!

Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint

Currently Available in 18 Gorgeous Colors


Decorating solutions for the dollar challenged.

August Blues Slipcover Studio

Slipcovers, diy, and other musings

PicMonkey Blog

Tutorials, Tips and News from Your Favorite Photo Editor

Trois Petites Filles

... Making Broken Beautiful

RoadKill Rescue

Trash to Treasure projects




... Making Broken Beautiful

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

anderson + grant

... Making Broken Beautiful

DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement Blog

Budget Friendly Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement and Decorating blog


Crafting Cooking Creating

West Furniture Revival

... Making Broken Beautiful

Velvet & Linen

... Making Broken Beautiful


American Farmhouse Living

Dreamy Whites

... Making Broken Beautiful


... Making Broken Beautiful

Miss Mustard Seed

Move Mountains In Your Home

%d bloggers like this: