Handcrafted Farmhouse Coffee Table
With our announcement Monday about the launch of our new brand and business, I couldn’t be more excited to start showing y’all what we’ve been up to the past few months. Ever since we moved into our new home over the Thanksgiving holiday, we have been so excited to make our new space our own. My vision for our home is definitely some sort of mix between a few different farmhouse styles. Meanwhile, I have dreams of Rob and I raising kids on our own land – watching them play in the yard while we sip coffee from a wrap around porch.
I may be pretty old fashioned compared to a lot of women today. But, the home is super important to me. It’s not even necessarily the building itself. It’s more about what the home represents to me. I view the home as the hub of the family. It’s a safe place to retreat from all that the world throws at you. When thinking of what I want our home to be like, I want it to be like Monica Geller’s apartment in Friends. As silly as that sounds, it’s so true. I want it to be a place for friends and loved ones to gather – a place to invite people in, meet them where they’re at, and serve and love them well.
Home is where the heart is.
When you’re designing your home with intention, one thing that you need to think about is where you want the heart of your space to be. Where are you wanting to gather? Your sunroom? Your living room? Dining room or kitchen? I think it’s important to focus on the heart of the home first and then move outward room by room. This is why, all the times Rob and I have moved, I always set up the heart of our home first. Not to mention, it can then act as a place to retreat as you’re unpacking. (and a serious cut down on stress!)
Heart of our home = Living + Dining Room
With our hearts for hosting and gathering with friends and loved ones, naturally the heart of our home is our dining room / living room space that you walk in to when you enter our home. Hence, it only made sense to start there when we were designing our space and getting started on our long list of projects.
One of our first projects we dreamed up was this darling handcrafted farmhouse coffee table. I’m not going to lie. I have been anxiously awaiting to share this with y’all on the blog till after our big launch. Rob built this up for me off of a simple drawing, and it turned out amazing. I just know you are going to love it as much as I do! The best part? If you love it and you’re local, we’ll make one for you! Drop us a line on our contact page, and let’s chat!
Other than the fact that it was built by us, I think one of my favorite things about this handcrafted farmhouse coffee table is that we also built a matching sofa table that those mercury glass lamps are sitting on. I can’t wait to share that with you on the blog next! In the meantime, I can’t get over how gorgeous this coffee table turned out.
For the Love of Neutrals
When I think of classic farmhouse, I think of barns and barn doors. I have a huge love for barn doors, and we really wanted that X detail to be a detail that flowed throughout our home. However, as much as I love barn doors, they don’t quite match my love of neutrals. There’s just something about decorating with neutrals that makes it so easy to change things out, switch things around, and add in seasonal pops of color when the mood is right. Hence, I really wanted to design this piece (and our sofa table) to be one that could grow with us through the years.
Meanwhile, I tried to give it a distressed look so it would give off that classic farmhouse vibe. After it was built and sanded, I stained it with Minwax’s wood stain (Provincial). I then painted two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint (Old White) and distressed it with sandpaper. I finished it off with Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax on the bottom and a few coats of polyurethane on the top.
What did y’all think of our new handcrafted farmhouse coffee table? This has become my favorite spot in the mornings to snuggle up on the sofa with my snoring pup and to have a cup of coffee with my quiet time in the word. If you’re local to the Northwest Georgia area, contact us today for us to custom make the perfect farmhouse coffee table for the heart of your home!