Farmhouse Table Makeover

I can still remember how I was able to burn the candle at both ends while twirling a baton and jumping on a beach ball…..

Those days are LONG gone….

I was at a vintage market the last weekend in September and I swear, it has taken me a whole month to recuperate!

So many things were neglected while I frantically painted furniture, made vintage paper wreaths, created dreamcatchers and sewed that I had to get myself back together over the past several weeks! The old grey mare just ain’t what she used to be….as the song goes…..

I’ll show you some of the things I did over this week of posts…..some of these pics are pretty awful because I had to take some after I returned and the pieces were back in the shop….with flourescent lighting….oh well….

I have had this table and chair set in the garage for a year….it was in need of a makeover. I am NOT a fan of this yellowish oak finish.

It looked like this before….


And it looks like this now….


I painted it with Lakota White, a Powder River paint. The chairs are done in Buckskin, another Powder River shade.

I wet distressed it after adding a custom graphic to the top.


I didn’t sell it at the show but I had a lot of lookers so hopefully it will go soon ….it takes a lot of room.


I have a partial view at the show.

I guess by the time I got up at 4am, loaded more things, drove 1 and 1/2 hrs to the show and then arranged the display, I was so tired I didn’t even remember to take pictures. I think this is the only shot….sigh…


You can definitely see the right color in the show pic at least!

I did sell a lot of those blue Ball 100th anniversary jars. I added rusty frog lids to them which looked so much better than the standard caps.

You can see one of my chalkboards there. That is painted with Powder River Big Sky Blue….for you Montana folks!

I sold all of these…which surprised me since I hadn’t sold any at the shop….I almost didn’t bring them…


I guess they attracted attention because there was a breeze…or a wind I should say….

See that chifforobe in the background? It blew over….luckily only a couple bits of china broke. It could have been disastrous….


I did sell myย Longitude/Latitude table at the show. One less thing to cart back home!




  1. I’d be recovering for a year if I painted all that furniture and hauled it to market! You had lots of great pieces, large and small. I really like the yellow color you painted the chairs- they look like vintage chairs now, and I don’t think you’ll have the set long before it sells.
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  2. Glad it was a success, Lorraine!
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  3. The table, ahhhhh, I LOVE IT! Funny, I just posted about my table and chairs that were refinished. I like the graphic that you put on yours though, very cool! Of course all of your furniture is awesome as always! Oh, and the blue chalk board is to die for!

  4. Gorgeous redesigns. Love the table. Sounds like you had great sales. The blue framed chalkboard is wonderful.
    Hope you are rested up.
    Happy Painting and have a great week.
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  5. How wonderful is that table and custom graphic??!! I love it Lorraine! Those scrappy hoops are fun and I’m not surprised they sold so well!
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  6. No wonder we haven’t heard much from you. I know how exhausting those shows can be. Sounds like you had a great show. I love the star table. I know it will go soon for you. The chalkboards were great. I need to try those in the frames I find.
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  7. I don’t follow many people, but you are one of them. Can’t imagine setting up for a show 11 hours away – good for you. This ole gal doesn’t have it in her anymore. I see some younger people on Pinterest, but most of the ones I follow are all old farts and we don’t have much wind left in our sails so my hat is off to you.

    Keep up the good work.

  8. This turned out beautifully! The colors are great and a huge improvement over that ugly oak stain! Glad you sold it – that’s such a great feeling!
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  9. Ok, I’m a dodo. I read again and now I understand that the latitude/longitude table sold, not this one…
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  10. Lorraine, your space looks so lovely. Wooo, what a drive and all that painting, no wonder you were exhausted. I can’t believe that set didn’t sell. It is sooooo sweet. x
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  11. You are more ambitious than you give yourself credit for. Hauling all the furniture around is no easy task!
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  12. Smalls are the only thing selling for me right now….and DLs industrial stuff. I have sworn not to buy any more until I sell some of what I have.
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  13. Whew, girl you are one busy bee with all your goods. LOVE! Thanks for being the first comment on my mantel, lol. Have a great day Lorraine.

  14. You sold lots of blue ball…..jars? ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your table and chairs combo!!

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    • Uh oh……did I leave out the word “jars”? Sheesh…..get your mind out of the gutter you hussy….Hmmm…should I fix it or just let it ride? Decisions….decisions….Thanks for the comment!!

  15. Love the table (and the star!). So much awesome stuff..thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to make it to that Vintage Market next time!

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  16. Lori Conti says:

    I am interested in your milk painting classes in July. Love your website!

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