Modern Farmhouse/French Country Mashup: Kitchen Table Makeover
Hey Modern Farmhouse Girl!
Happy AUGUST! Wow, I can't believe how fast summer is flying by. And in sharp contrast, this project I'm about to share has taken a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOng. LONG. Time. But I have great news: It's finally finished!
I've transformed my kitchen table (originally a $200 Craigslist purchase...a fair price for a table, a bench and four chairs) from boring and bland to Modern-Farmhouse-Style meets French-Country-Style. And I'm loving the results.
Since the steps are pretty basic, I'll break it down in 3 PHASES.
Buy a table you like. Try to find one with a bench if you're into modern farmhouse style decor!
Of course, I wish I could just snag one of Joanna Gaines' buddy's modern farmhouse tables (hey Clint Harp!), but a girl's gotta modern farmhouse however a girl can modern farmhouse...and Craigslist plus paint and elbow grease is the next best (and much cheaper) option.
Here's the original table, bench and chairs, set up in my very first apartment (which was one of five one-bedroom apartments divvied up in an old farmhouse) in Vermont, three years ago:
Buy new chairs if you don't like the ones that came with your table. And either purchase cushions to fit them that you like (check out Home Goods!) or, if they have built-in cushions, reupholster them in a fabric of your choice!
Last summer, I sold the four original chairs that went with the table (back on Craigslist!) and replaced them with three new chairs (also from Craigslist). Luckily, I documented their transformation last year in an Instagram post (photos below). Essentially, I re-painted and re-upholstered them:
Paint and stencil your table. Have some fun with it! (Of course, I'm assuming you're doing this to a cheap-o Craigslist table and not a gorgeous, expensive modern farmhouse table from Clint Harp. We're on the same page, right?!)
Have you re-done your kitchen table? I'd love to hear how it went! Leave me a comment or send a message!