Jessie and I picked up this table at a garage sale about six weeks ago. It is a solid pine Mexican table, originally purchased at Pier One. It came with four chairs, and the whole set was only $20. From the beginning I planned on changing it to a farm table feel, and that would not match the chairs (They were parsons style, and upholstered in an Aztec print). So I mended their cat-clawed edges and put them on Craigslist (where I recouped the amount spent, times two).
Then (over the course of several weeks) I sanded the tabletop and stained it a dark walnut,
and primed, painted, and antiqued the legs.
The pine has a lot of texture and worm holes in it.
I like the way the stain and dark glaze seeped into it.
The drawer in this table is super cool, and the hardware is awesome and a little rusty.
I really would like to keep this one, but I bought it with the intention of selling it, so it must be sold. Hopefully it is gone by the end of the weekend. Our dining room is feeling pretty claustrophobic about now, and besides, I've seen what happens to tabletops in this house. I'm a little worried about it's long-term survival in our dining room.
This is the Before:
I liked the rough-hewn look of the original piece, but it had been abused pretty badly, with large parts of the finish flaking off, and paint splattered all over the top.