Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cottage Table

I have a cottage kitchen table that I showed this makeover on last year. 

The little table was from the nineties and had a tile top.  I wanted to update it and make it into a plank top table.

It wasn't hard to transform it.  My husband just unscrewed the tile top and we put two pre-cut pieces of pine in it's place.  They were sold this pre-cut size at Lowes.

What I am showing you today is the care of the pine top.  It is getting a little scratched up, but that was my intention.  I like it rustic with some wear so, any dings it has is okay.

To care for it every so often I apply this Boos Block Mystery Oil.  It is a mixture of linseed oil and some other oil.  It is the perfect finish for this type of top.  We have set glasses on this top and it gets no water rings.  This is a old finish that has been around for a long time.  It is very durable and works great.  If you use this be sure and dispose of the rags as directed on the label.  Linseed oil can become highly flammable on rags and should be disposed of properly. 


When I applied the oil the wood soaked it right up.

This gives your plank top a lovely finish that will last for years.  
I have been sick these last few days and will continue to post a little less.  I plan to have the Home Sweet Home party on this Thursday.

Sherry
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

23 comments:

Teagarden said...

Beautiful! I love this table!
Markus

Katie said...

Lovely table and thanks for the tip on how you care for it!

Jacqueline said...

The table came out beautiful!

Liz said...

Your table looks fantastic. The leaves are a lovely decorative effect.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Redo 101 said...

Love love love what you did with that table! And the design you decorated it with for the season! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Hugs,
Mary

CraveCute said...

I really love your table and the way you antiqued the legs too. It looks as though it has always been that way. Thanks for the info on how to care for this type of wood too.

Cindy said...

So pretty, what a beautiful transformation! Will add so much charm to your eating area!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I love that wood top. Never have seen that oil before. I need it for a couple of things myself. Thanks for the info.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a fabulous transformation! I wish I had read this before I refinished our farm style dining room table! Live and learn.

Shirley said...

Dear Sherry,
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. prayers being said for a fast recovery..posting should be the last thing you do..getting better is the first..I'm sure everyone wants you well so be good to yourself and take care..

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is so good to know. I have an old table that needs some tlc. I figure this couldn't hurt to try. Thanks!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The table looks so good. I love the Boos oil, I use it on my cutting board when it needs a little "boost"!

Cozy Little House said...

Now that is just beautiful!
Brenda

Red Couch Recipes said...

Sherry, your table is beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Joni

Blondie's Journal said...

It's beautiful, Sherry. I love how you have it set in the last picture!

XO,
Jane

Tina said...

I have never heard of that oil either. The table looks wonderful.

Hope you and yours have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry I had a table very similar to yours. Now after seeing your transformation I wish I never gave mine away! I love it and I love the beautiful tablescapes too!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Martina

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love the table - scratches and all which give it character! I have a pine dining table and love the little dents and dings that come with use. Very warm table and setting. I am now a new follower!
Kelly

Sunday Taylor said...

I love your cottage table. And the setting is so perfect for right now. Very cozy and homey. Happy Thanksgiving!

Páginas de Rose said...

The table was beautiful.
How good to change things in our house,
shows the affection that we have with our family.
Includes you in my "Friends"
Bj

Rose

http://amigasqueengordam.blogspot.com/

Heaven's Walk said...

Wonderful transformation, Sherry! I just love the new look! Much fresher and more updated! :)

xoxo laurie

laurj said...

Hi, I love your blog and you are right on with the Linseed Oil. My husband had been using it on our wood floors and left the cloth on the wood workbench in the basement. Lo and behold later on at night while in bed I smelled smoke so we left the house and called 911. The culprit was the linseed oil cloth burning right through the wood workbench. That is the end of our use of the oil.

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