Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mr.CC's Farmhouse Table

Next month we will celebrate 14 years in our home...it's really hard to believe it's been that long. When you bought our house, we also bought a few pieces of furniture from the owners...but their farmhouse table was not for sale. Mr.CC tried to talk the owners into selling it to him, but his charm did not work this time. Their table was sooooo COOL and fit perfect in the space...so what was he to do? To answer that...he decided to do a DIY! He has a friend who's family has a lot of land out in the country and they had an old house with some awesome wood that they offered to him, and he quickly accepted. The wood was heart pine and fourteen inches wide...he was so in love with them. This was his first real DIY furniture project and I think he did an outstanding job with the table...fourteen years later and I'm still lovin' it. I could not imagine replacing it...it holds so many wonderful memories of our family...I know it's just a table, but it's so very SPECIAL to me!Love all the holes...this is what adds so much character to it!
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80 comments:

bj said...

OMGosh...this is a GREAT farm table. What a perfect job your hubby did. And, no wonder you are totally in love with it. I LOVE everything my hubby makes, too.
Thanks for sharing the story and the table with us today.
xo bj

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

It's so beautiful! Tables hold so many memories...they are wonderful!

Lou Cinda said...

I love this! And the sentiment behind it makes it all the more beautiful!

This is truly an heirloom...

Lou Cinda :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your table is gorgeous. What a wonderful job your DH did. I love the worm holes too, I think distressed furniture has more character than any others. Great table. Hugs, Marty

Creations By Cindy said...

Linda, I love your table and your tall vases! I have one of those vases and love it. Had two but broke one! I just tables like this. My grandfather built me a table for my dining room about 16 years ago and we love it! Be blessed and thanks for sharing. Cindy

LuLu Kellogg said...

Your table is beautiful and I love the bright window toppers...that fabric is delightful!

LuLu Kellogg

FleaMarketTrixie said...

Wow, his first DIY furniture project, he did a great job!

chloesmom said...

What an awesome husband! It is a beautiful table, I can see why you're so in love with it.

Keri said...

That table is gorgeous! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

Heidi... said...

Thanks for finding me on the UBP 2010!

Love the pictures of your home. Honestly, I'm finding myself quite envious... although I have never been to Alabama. ; )

Blessings,
~H

Darlene said...

That is a GORGEOUS table and he did a fabulous job. I know you have many wonderful memories.

raggygirlvintage said...

Furniture is so much more beautiful when it has a story attached. Love your farmhouse table!
Tracey

Manuela@TPOH said...

I just love that your husband made it! That will be a piece to hand down in your family - how great is that!

He did a wonderful job on it - amazing for a first time diy project. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Manuela

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I would love a big farmhouse table in my dining room. I need to seat 12, and I love the charm and durability. Lucky you! Linda

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-Tee-Full! I loooove your table! What a great job!

marmielu said...

Hi, Linda! That is really beautiful! He did such a nice job on the finish. My hubby has refinished some pieces, and made some bookcases for us, but no tables. I suspect when all the birdies leave the nest, we will be in the market for some new treasures. He's promised so much of his handiwork to the girls.
Mary Lou

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I love farm tables, and yours is even more special because of the work hubby went to.

michelle said...

Thank-you for visiting my bog. I enjoyed meeting you thru your blog. It was fun to see your shopping finds. I like the oven dish. And how GREAT to find your kitchen backsplash while your husband was with you. (So he could help carry them;)

~~Carol~~ said...

That is one gorgeous table, and Mr. CC should be very proud of himself! I'm sure it's destined to be a family heirloom, passed down through the generations!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous table!! Mr CC is a doll! You're so very lucky to have a hubby that can do things like that.
*hugs*deb

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

That table is absolutely gorgeous! Mr. CC did an amazing job!

heartfelt living said...

What a gorgeous table. Your husband did an amazing job! I'm sure you will treasure it forever. It makes a wonderful heirloom piece!

Manang Kim said...

It's really gorgeous and I like your center piece decoration too. Happy Thursday!

VTT~Old Juicer

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Sometimes those men surprise us. He did good. It's a beautiful table and thank you for sharing it on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Debbie said...

Nothing like an old farmhouse table Linda! It turned out awesome!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Linda, What a great table and a very handy husband you have. I love the farmhouse tables...this one will last forever! No pressed wood, veneer ect. Thanks for your visit to my Italian buffet.

Jane said...

Your husband did a wonderful job creating a family heirloom! It looks great in your space.
Jane

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your table. Your hubby did a great job!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

CC said...

Your table is gorgeous. I grew up with a long farm table like that..and benches alongside.. So many wonderful memories of the love that surrounded us at that table. Thank you for bringing the memories back..Happy VTT, have a most wonderful weekend.

Melissa said...

You must be very proud of Mr CC it is absolutely wonderful...

kim said...

That table is divine and he did a fabulous job of carpentry. Love the holes and nicks in it for the added character.

Coloradolady said...

I love your table, I have always wanted an old farm table, yours is really lovely. Have a great VTT!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous table! I can only *dream* of having a handy hubby. He can fix electrical stuff, but give him a saw and hammer and he's clueless! You are blessed, treasure it! Happy VTT!

Mimi said...

Gorgeous table.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful -- How lucky to have such a talented husband.

Kelly Ballard said...

Hi Linda,
I love your long farm table. Enough room for everyone! One of my favorite things is a farm table I found in an old abandoned cabin. It's very rustic with mismatched paint and legs. My husband always asks if I'll ever refinish it. Silly husband!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Rebecca said...

HI Linda
What a great table and your hubby made it! How wonderful... I love the patina and marks on it, so charming. We have lived in this house going on 20 years now, the longest I have lived anywhere... I would hate to move, with all my junk!
Blessings
Rebecca

Red Couch Recipes said...

Very nice table and how cool that your husband made it! Joni

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a fabulous table, but what makes it so special is the love and care that went into making it. And all the wonderful times and living of life around it for the last 14 years. Lovely thought and post!
Yvonne

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a beautiful table...and then I saw those brick floors..oh my..swoon!

Grannys Attic said...

That table is just beautiful and the love that went into it. How very special!
Blessings, Vicky

Low Tide High Style said...

Linda your table is simply beautiful and how wonderful that your husband made it!

Kat :)

becca said...

that table looks awesome! your hubs did a great job! thanks for entering my giveaway. :)

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Deborah said...

Mr. CC did a great job. He made a treasure. The legs on the table are so cool. Happy VTT!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! I bet the two of you are so happy now that they didn't sell that table to you. The one your husband made is beautiful, one of a kind and a family heirloom! You are one lucky lady!

Hugs,
Joanne

Linda said...

What a great table and yes the memories are very special.

Miri said...

Beautiful table! What a talented hubby you have! Love the look of your dining room.

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful table! Don't you just love these husbands who can DIY? I don't know what I would do without mine! The imperfections are the best part of this lovely table.

Elizabeth said...

Love this table - holes and all!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

That is an heirloom piece to be sure! He did a wonderful job on it and now I'm sure your glad the owners didn't leave their rable behind! Theresa

Tricia said...

Such a lovely, long table for hosting big gatherings! I've always wanted one long enough for a crowd, but so far, haven't had a dining space to accommodate one. What a treasure your husband created!

Cindy said...

You've wonderful memories of the table and I'm sure it's helped generate wonderful memories of all the friends and family who've sat at it over the years. Nice! Think your tall glass centerpieces are fun by the way.

Vonlipi said...

Love the table! Mr CC is a great craftsman and a keeper! lol Happy VTT!

Atticmag said...

Farm tables are always so special and it's nice to know about the special significance of yours. -- Jane F.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful table and a talented husband. Long leaf pine is difficult to come by. How fortunate that your friend had some that you could use for this project.

The Frugal Life of A Mom said...

Beautiful, beautiful table! I just found your blog and I LOVE IT!!! Thanks!! I am now a follower. You are more than welcome to come check me out, if you would like!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

I love your table setting. It is just wonderful. I am a new follower to your blog. I hope you have a chance to come say hi. Cheers, Lia

Kathleen said...

He did a great job..Yes, kitchen tables hold lots of memories!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

The table is perfect! I have an award for you over at my blog if you'd like!
~Nancy

Angie said...

Wow - it looks beautiful and love the chairs too!

Prior said...

That table is just great and so sentimental! Lezlee

Holly said...

Thanks for stopping by 504 Main the other day.

This table is absolutely fantastic. What a prized piece to have...I would never be able to let go i=of it either. Somewhere is a table floating around that my hubby's father made...I want it...now to figure out how has it.

I am following you!

Holly
504 Main

littlethings1 said...

Your table is wonderful ! Love your chocolate brown walls , I have that same color in my living room ! Have a fabulous day !
Eunice
The Little Things

Kim said...

Gorgeous table! We finally got a "farmhouse" table... although I'll admit it was not a true antique, just a repro.. but I figure we'll be the ones who use it till it becomes an antique.
Blessings, Kim

Leslie said...

I love your table! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I am so excited to start following your blog!

Kacey said...

How fabulous that your hubby made you a table! And a farmhouse table, at that. Love it!

pogonip said...

The tabletop wood is absolutely gorgeous--your sweetie did a great job! Furniture with a story is special.

Thanks for stopping by Meadowsweet Cottage to see my pond. It's nice to meet another gardener :)

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hubs did a fabulous job for his first diy table, Linda! It's gorgeous and you have every reason to be proud!

Cheers!
Tina

Robyn said...

Your table is so lovely and even better it holds such a special place in your heart! I love how we can become so attached to odd things like this!

Jessica said...

I so love your house. I drool a little every time I stop by.

sissie said...

Wonder what it is about the farm table style that makes me swoon. Your husband did a wonderful job making it and I would never get tired of its beauty.
Your eating area is so lovely. The wall color is perfect.

hugs
Sissie

Nana Moon said...

Your table is a true treasure. What a talented Hubby you have!

Happy VTT!
Danylle

Krista @ Craving Some Creativity said...

Thanks for stopping by today! I love this space, it is gorgeous! You have a wonderful talent for putting things together!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Wow! That is so cool that your hubby made your beautiful table, that will be such a nice and sentimental piece to keep in your family forever.

Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party! Hope to see you back this week! :)

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I love your table! It has so much character!

Michelle said...

Your table is beautiful! I also love the colors in your dining room...so pretty! :o)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That table is gorgeous. I love all of the imperfections as well. It lets the people know who are gathered around it that this table has a story. Thanks for shraing it with us.

MessyMissy said...

My heart aches every time I think about farmhouse tables. Your hubby did an AWESOME job. What a great find on the wood, too. Going to have to make me one of those someday....

bj said...

I saw the 2010 on the comments and I thought...WHAAAT? :)

lOVE that table and heart pine is the BEST!!

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