I figured since this week was all about my talented neighbor and the pieces he has created or helped me with for Lucketts, I’d add one more to the list! (If you missed the others, you can check out the emerald dresser with overlays here, and all the cutout shapes here). Travis created an amazing table from reclaimed old fence boards, planing together the top, so it’s nice and level and smooth, not quite as rough as a planked table, but with a similar rustic look. He created the base himself, designing legs that are slightly tapered but also have a routed detail. He brought it over this weekend for me to finish- here it is in the raw….
I feel like farm tables with white or black bases are relatively common (I actually am bringing another farm table with a white base!), and I wanted this table to really stand out to the Lucketts crows. I decided to paint the base in General Finishes Patina Green, a fabulous bright teal. One coat went on beautifully and was all it needed.
Once the paint was dry, I distressed it, and then went over it with Briwax Golden Oak to give it a more aged look.
For the top, I also used Briwax Golden Oak. I wanted a finish that would really let those rustic planed fence pieces shine, but also darken it just a bit. I think it was the perfect choice, but I will let you decide!
Hopefully this gorgeous table will find its home this weekend!