our new industrial farmhouse table

One of the best things about my job is that I get to shop.  
A lot.
Most of it I buy to re-sell, but there are some pieces that I fall head over heels in love with, and get to keep.  
It's fun to be able to trade up items I've had for new pieces.  
It's a great way to decorate!

I love seeing the beauty of a vintage piece that is buried underneath boxes, dirt, and ordinary items.

While I was out over the weekend at a few sales, I drove out to one of my favorite farmland areas.
I knew the sale was already pretty picked over by the time I got there, but I still wanted to take a look.
One of the items that was featured in the ad was a hand forged steel farmhouse table.


There it was sitting in the shop, still available.  
I couldn't believe it!!

I didn't waste too much time thinking about it, because I knew if I did, it would be gone.

It wasn't that dirty, and it wasn't buried under too much stuff, but I could tell this wasn't something I would come across again.
It was in really great shape but the top had some paint drips and splatters, and a few water rings.


We picked it up and brought it home the next day, and I spent about an hour giving the top a light sanding and then a coat of Miss Mustard Seed's clear wax.

One thing that was pointed out to me was that on the under side of the table, there is a maker's mark.


It's stamped NNY 10 - 41.
I'm guessing that means the initials of the maker and the month and year.
I always get a big grin when I see something I've purchased is from the 1940's.  
My favorite era.
I don't consciously look for stuff from that time, I'm just always drawn to it.

I love the worn wood, the metal straps on the corners, the oversized screws, and of course the legs and design on the base of the table.





No, those aren't pimento olive slices on the table!
It's funny how after I shot these photos that the bolts look that way!
Actually, they look more like aged brass in real life.

This table is about half the width of our last one, and it will be nice to have a bit more room to scoot our chairs out next to our big hutch.


I listed our previous dining set on Craigslist and sold it in 24 hours.  
I admit I was kinda sad to see it go- from a sentimental standpoint- but I'm excited for the new memories that will be around our new one.


I had already done some research on new chairs for the table, and I found these French bistro chairs at World Market.
I put the money from the dining set we sold towards the new chairs, and with a coupon, it all came together perfectly!


I still am waiting on two more to come in to our nearest location, but I got the four that they had in stock.
(I only shot three of the four...)
So we will eventually have 6 chairs on the sides, and possibly two end chairs. 
I'm looking at a couple options from Ikea for those.

The wood tone on these is very similar, and I love the lighter look both in bulk and color with the table.
I hadn't planned on reusing our linen chair pads from our former set, but after putting them on, I think they look great! 
Plus, it ties in our hutch a little more with the whole look.

It's pretty fun.
One other part I love about our new table is that with it being so narrow, it feels cozy like a pub table.
:)
I'm looking forward to our first get together with it!
Maybe I need to plan a St. Patrick's Day party!
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The best piece of wisdom that I took from the weekend was from the guy running the estate sale who helped us load the table.

"If you've never seen it before, buy it."

xo Denise
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12 comments

  1. Oh what a beautiful and unique table Denise! And the bistro chair are just perfect!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I am so happy with the new look. And that the seat covers can be used again!! :)

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  2. So stunning, and with those chairs! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Deb! I am really loving the new look!! :)

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  3. Oh wow, I LOVE this! It almost looks like an old wallpaper prep table. The industrial look with the fabulous wood top is so charming and I'm so glad you left the natural wood finish. Thanks Denise for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  4. I really like that it isn't as chunky as some industrial styles are. The old well loved look of the top is priceless!

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  5. Great table! It reminds me of going to family reunions held at old church halls in the countryside of Texas!

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  6. Denise,
    Thank you for sharing your new table at my Show and Share party...what an awesome piece...luv the size of it and those legs are pretty COOL!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. Great find! In fact a jealousy inducing find :-D
    And it looks lovely in your dining room. Thanks for linking up to the VIP!

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  8. Denise,
    visiting from My Front Porch, your table is gorgeous and the chairs are perfect with it! I love a mixture of industrial and farmhouse which comes together perfectly in the table design. How lucky you were to get it!

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  9. Denise - coming over from My Front Porch, too. I love your new table and your whole dining room! It's all gorgeous!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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