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Friends I had a crazy productive weekend and I’m so excited to share with you a project that I went and bought the lumber for on Saturday morning (only spent $25) and by Saturday evening was already photographing, finished, in my living room! It is this adorable Farmhouse End Table! Isn’t the finish on it perfect?
It is definitely a more substantial size compared to the Small X End Table that I designed and built last year, but about the same height as the Trestle End Table I did last year also. When I decided on this design, I went and checked out Pinterest to make sure I wasn’t copying someone else’s idea. I found a similar design on Rogue Engineer with their Lybrook End Table, but while their basic shape is the same, there were enough differences, I felt it was worth building! This table has the classic X design on the sides, a plank top, and a grayish, white-wash-type finish, which screams Farmhouse to me.
One of my favorite aspects of it, is how narrow it is, but because it is longer and has a lower shelf, you don’t compromise on function or “usable square footage”.
I used a combination of stains for this one, as I do many of my projects. Minwax Special Walnut gave the base a warm wood color (I let it sit on the top longer to get darker), and then quickly wiped on Valspar’s Sunbleached which is a very light gray, almost white. Valspar’s stains are much more opaque than Minwax and they dry faster so you don’t need to let it sit on the wood hardly at all to get great color payoff.
I moved some furniture around to get this shot, but rest assured we are still enjoying the L shape placement of our two sofas, and I moved it back after I took these pics.
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