Old Door to New One of a Kind Dining Table – February Create and Share Challenge

DIY Farmhouse Table made from antique door

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Hi All!

Can you believe it’s already Create and Share Challenge time!?! Me either! This month my amazing blogging friends and I have teamed up with Wise Owl Paints to bring you a project that I am so excited to share and to make it even more exciting we will be giving away a Wise Owl Paint package! So don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter!

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Green With Decor ~ Old Cabinet Drawer Makeover
One Mile Home Style ~ Drab to Fab Table Makeover
The Weathered Fox ~ Charging Station
Casa Watkins ~ DIY Aztec Art
Chasing Quainteness ~ Milk Stool Makeover

This particular project actually started late last summer when I cam across a set of 4 half porch columns at my favorite junk store.  I knew the instant I saw them I wanted to make a table out of them.  But after running into some logistical issues, the project sat in my garage untouched for several months.

I finally decided around Thanksgiving it was time to give this project another go.  A trip back to my favorite junk store brought be a beautiful old chippy door complete with lock plate cover and decorative hinges.   Thanksgiving also provided me with one more key element, my Father-In law.  He is my creative build saving grace.  He always knows what to do and helps me with my projects.  I couldn’t possibly thank him enough for this!   After a few brainstorming sessions we finally came up with a plan.  Our new plan required one more trip back to the junk store in hopes that they still had an old louver door I had seen a few weeks prior.  We were in luck!

So while I was busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner my Father-In law was busy in the garage building our new table.  He started by laying everything out to see sizing and spacing.   Then he cut and reinforced the louver door by an adding plywood underneath.  Next he filled the decorative recessed panels on the underside of the door with plywood to provide a sturdy place to attach the heavy columns.

Then all of the pieces were again stacked together and measured to determine how long the posts of the tables needed to be.   After all of the measuring and cutting had been completed he used a combination of liquid nails and wood screws to secure the table together.

When I first started this project I had intended to leave all the materials in their original chippy condition but later decided against it.  There were too many colors involved (gray, red, white, ivory, mint green, brown, natural wood both aged and new)  So instead I decided to paint the base of the table and leave the top in its original chippy state.  After sanding and cleaning each piece I was ready to paint!

After looking through all of Wise Owl’s beautiful colors I decided on their Antique Villa Paint. To add a little extra dimension and texture to my project I chose the Driftwood Glaze.

When my paints arrived from Wise Owl I was delighted to find a new Cling On Paint brush in the package! This paint brush seriously changed the way I look at painting! In the past when I paint I end up with little speckles all over everything. But not with the Cling On Brush! My paint never dripped, splattered, or speckled! From now on this will be the only brush I use!!

Once the Antique White paint was thoroughly mixed I was ready to get started!  The Wise Owl Paint went on quickly and smoothly.  Within a few minutes my table began to take on a whole new look.

After letting the paint dry for a full 24 hours I applied a light coat of the Driftwood glaze.  The glaze helped to bring out the old imperfections in the wood.  Giving the whole piece a slightly weatheredaged look that perfectly complemented all my salvaged materials.

I am so in love with our new dining table and I can’t thank my Father-In law or Wise Owl Paints enough for making my vision come true!  Now we finally have a table that is big enough for the whole family to sit around!




Are you ready for your chance to win some of this amazing paint?!?  We are giving away 1 pint and 1 half pint of any of Wise Owl Paints beautiful colors, one 4 oz wax of your choosing and an amazing Cling on Brush!

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Thank you so much for stopping by to check out our new dining table!  I hope you are inspired to make something of your own! 

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34 thoughts on “Old Door to New One of a Kind Dining Table – February Create and Share Challenge

  1. Wow Cat you really outdid yourself! Your table looks gorgeous and different than I have seen. You have a very unique style! I love the base columns that you chose to use and the color paint chosen is perfect for your space!

  2. Gorgeous inspired beauty! I love your design elements and the fact that you fulfilled our mission statement by creating something amazing from something cast aside! This is a piece to cherish forever! Thank you so much for sharing! I am so proud that such beauty was created from our paint! Thank you thank you!

  3. Awesome job Cat!!! That dining table looks absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it. Pinning and sharing:). Take care, Tara

  4. Such a unique dining table! I love one of a kind decor especially if it uses architectural salvage! Just gorgeous! I would love to give Owl Paint a try.

  5. What an amazing table!! It is gorgeous and I love how you kept the top original but brightened up the legs with paint. I think I need to visit this "favorite junk store" you speak of – what cool finds!

  6. Amazing Cat!!!!!!!! This is one stunning table! I can’t believe how this looks. So unique and very cool. PINNING!

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! You have done such an amazing job putting together a talented group of ladies and I am so honored to be apart of it!

  7. Wow, Cat that is amazing! I love how different and unique it is and I love how you used that old slat door for the bottom. So creative!

  8. Oh My Goodness, Cat! I just love it! It is by far the most unique and personal piece of furniture I’ve ever seen! Just a beautiful job all the way around. Pinning!

  9. This is seriously so awesome, I can’t even describe it, except to say that I would love to steal this from you and put in my own house!!!

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