Welcome back to my favorite day of the month: Themed Furniture Makeover Day. I have to admit, I have nothing in my home that resembles “farmhouse” so to try to come up with a farmhouse makeover kind of stumped me at first. Upon brainstorming along my way to dropping off kiddos at school I came to the realization that I drive by some beautiful little farmhouses every single day and decided to share one of my favorites with you.
Built in 1892, it was once a family home, a hotel, a Christmas home tour and the scene of one of our town’s most talked about “miracles”. In the early 1900s, a young boy was bird hunting in a nearby field and accidentally shot himself in the abdomen while crawling through a fence. He was taken to the home and laid on a long table in the front parlour room where a local doctor immediately performed major surgery on his abdomen (removing much of his intestines) that lasted all through the night. Somehow he survived the primitive conditions and made a full recovery and even later served in the army. Locals believe it was truly a “miracle” of the time.
The wisteria smelled so lovely, making this the most enjoyable photoshoot I’ve attempted. I almost forgot how the little table looked in it’s earlier days (just imagine old 80’s orangey pine). A few fresh coats of Annie Sloan Old White for the bottom and Minwax Dark Walnut for the table top transformed it into a cute new farmhouse feel.
Here are a few “during” shots of the sanding process and the first coat of paint. I just wasn’t feeling the blue so changed it to white midway.
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Here’s an easy little painting tip… I love these tiny furniture risers called Painted Pyramid Stands. They really come in handy when trying to paint the feet of a smaller piece by lifting it up just enough to not get paint all over your work surface. Something so simple makes a big difference in my cleanup efforts.