Dark Farmhouse Table…Updated!

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Back in the day, I only wrote about furniture when I was furnishing my own home. But now our house is close to finished, so I’m doing a few commissioned pieces for customers locally. I sure missed it!  Expect to see more furniture projects from me, especially on my YouTube channel! And if you’re not following me there, be sure to check it out – more videos coming soon.

My first piece is from a sweet young couple with a growing family who purchased this table a few years ago.

Dark Table Painted White Cashmere
Before: A Dark Mahogany Table from World Market

Such a pretty piece, but they wanted to lighten and brighten their home and repurpose a few items they already owned.

For this piece, I wanted to avoid chalky-feel. You may have noticed that I try to find paint that bonds well but doesn’t require a lot of complex layers. So if I can avoid a topcoat or a base primer — I’m all for that.

First I sanded lightly…then I applied several layers.

dark-table-painted-white-farmhouse-style rolled on

dark-table-painted-white-farmhouse-style rolled on

I rolled on several layers (three to be exact). Once I had the final coat dry, I sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper to get the “store bought” finish.

The end result was gorgeous.   The “after” in my workspace….

dark-table-painted-white-farmhouse-style rolled on

I visited their house to snap a few after photos, they added a glass top which is SO smart when you have babies.  They only wanted a light distressing and no specialty finish. Just a nice, clean, lightly distressed farmhouse table for their growing family!

Dark Farmhouse Table Painted White Trestle Table

dark-table-painted-white-farmhouse-style rolled on

Next time I need to remember to bring something other than my paint splattered iPhone :)

Dark Farmhouse Table Painted White Trestle Table

Pretty + Painted Farmhouse Table by SnazzyLittleThings.comI used Heirloom Traditions Paint

Heritage Collection “Cashmere”

Use Coupon Code “Snazzy10” to save 10%

Visit the Heirloom Traditions website, you’ll love their easy to use paints in gorgeous, European-inspired colors.

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9 Comments

  1. Where did you get the mirror?

    1. Hi Amber, she bought it from Homegoods, I love it!

  2. Nicole H. says:

    I love her mirror. Any idea where she found it? Thanks!

    1. Nicole, isn’t that so pretty?? She bought it from Homegoods, I love it!

  3. Jeanette, I’m new to painting furniture. I love the color and the finished table, but I have a question. What do you mean when you say “store bought finish”? Can you give me details?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Paula, I was referring to that the bumpy texture you sometimes get when you roll on paint. By sanding it’s now a nice smooth texture, like you’d expect if you bought a painted item in the store. :)

  4. Jeanette, the table looks lovely. White paint is a magic wand! Also, those are some pretty great iPhone photos! Great job! I’m here by way of Sundays at Home. Would love to have you join us on Tuesdays at Homestyle Gathering!

  5. Cori Papuga says:

    I would love a link for these exact metal chairs if you have it!

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