Monday, April 2, 2018

Red Chippy Farmhouse Work Table

When you hear farmhouse style do you think black and white and JoAnna Gaines? I think most folks do nowadays. But, when I hear farmhouse I think green and red and yellow and white. I think of furniture that has been hobbled together from bits and pieces in the barn over a long winter.

And that is what I had in mind when I built this piece last week.

use reclaimed wood to great an authentic farmhouse work table

I wanted something that wasn't perfect, but a piece of furniture that looked like it had been lovingly used for years. To achieve that look I built with less than perfect reclaimed wood.
red chippy paint finish and technique
I painted the sides of the worktable with different layers of color, applying the paint with blocks of wood. 
build a farmhouse work table
The wood was not all the same side and the top was purposely NOT joined together seamlessly. I included a couple shelves to make this table a work horse.
I added angled braces on the four upper corners to help further secure the piece. I did
put rolling caster wheels on the bottom to make it a little taller and more functional. This work table could be used in the kitchen, as a bar, in a craft room, or even on the porch.
rustic farmhouse table and vintage bar sign
The table lasted less than 24 hours in my booth before it sold to a favorite customer. I also made this rustic bar sign, using some fantastic grey barnwood. I stenciled the letters and then hand-painted the shadow.


  1. Hi Becky,
    I love both pieces - the work table and the BAR sign. I think the old chippy wood makes the pieces. I do love the simple look of black and white but need some color in my rooms as well. Your work table could work with almost any farmhouse decor. Nice job! ~Cheryl

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I often think of my grandma's farmhouse, she loved color!

  2. I love it. Farmhouse & red go hand in hand I think. It's functional & nice looking.

  3. Thank you Deb! I agree, red screams farmhouse to me.

  4. شركة امست للتنظيف افضل شركة لتنظيف المنازل والشقق والفللوالبيوت والمجالس والكنب والمفروشات والخزانات بالقطيف والمنطقة الشرقية لديها عمالة مدربة وخصومات هائلة طما توفر خدمات مكافحة الحشرات ورش المبيدات بالقطيف باسعار رخيصة ومناسبة وخصومات هائلة

    شركة امست للتنظيف
    امست للنظافة القطيف
    شركة امست لمكافحة الحشرات
    شركة امست لرش المبيدات


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!