Farm Fresh

Farm Fresh

If you are the kind of person who ignores what I write up here and scrolls down to look at the pictures first, well, welcome back.  I assume you’ve already looked at the pictures and returned up here to see what I had to say about this table makeover which is obviously NOT even the same table.  Maybe you don’t even read this at all, and you are the person who is going to leave the comment that will say “Ummm, that first one is NOT even the same table.”  Siiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

It actually is the same table!  JoAnn liked her sturdy table well enough, but really wasn’t digging the rolled edge and fancy legs.  So her husband just trimmed off the tabletop edge with his circular saw and built new legs out of 4x4s.  A little paint and stain, and she has a brand new look on the same ol’ table.  Check it out on her blog DIY Maven.

And here’s another farmhouse remix from one of my faves: Jesse at Nine Red.  He is always coming up with something new and creative, and has such a knack for color. You may even notice his hutch makeover in the background. I love how he got down to the original wood finish and let it peek through the triangles.  Triangles are totally the hip new shape now now, did you hear?  It’s true.  Someday it will be your turn, parallelogram. Someday.

PS: Come back later today for a great giveaway from Jesse himself!

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  1. February 15, 2013 / 4:00 PM

    Love both remakes! What makes me happy on an only slightly pathetic level is that this is NOT the first time I’m seeing the Totally Terrific Triangle Table! For once I’m not two steps (or two years) behind in the blogosphere! Yay!
    Normally I love curvy wood but I do love the cleaner lines on the first redo!

  2. Nina
    February 15, 2013 / 5:51 PM

    First time commenting. I always read what you write before scrolling down to the pix – – I’m a big believer in delayed gratification! Also, you are freaking funny.

  3. Anonymous
    February 15, 2013 / 5:59 PM

    LOL you really do know your readers – for some reason today I did read before scrolling down. Both tables are AMAZING!! Wish I had even 1/4 of either’s creativity!!
    PS Kuddos to your adorable writing style. Gets a chuckle out of me most days.

  4. February 15, 2013 / 7:21 PM

    How funny – this is a project of which I am currently in the middle. The first pic is almost identical to what I have now, but I am going to white and keeping my curvy edges and fancy legs (on the table – not on me – LOL) Love these – they both turned out fabulous and look great in their spaces. Thanks for the motivation to finish!

  5. February 15, 2013 / 8:44 PM

    These are both great makeovers, but oh how I wish I was friends with JoAnn, maybe she would throw those fancy legs my way 🙂

  6. February 15, 2013 / 10:34 PM

    I always read what you write first as you are very entertaining. This is my first time seeing a triangle table and have to say I’m loving the look.

  7. KiwiPippi
    February 15, 2013 / 11:53 PM

    That’s not even the same table….lol just kidding 🙂 Love both afters.
    I used to just flick to the pics then one day I realised how funny your intros were so I always read them now.

  8. cathythegreat1
    February 16, 2013 / 12:45 AM

    I truly think you need to have your own talk show!

  9. February 16, 2013 / 3:50 AM

    Ah! Thank you so much for featuring my triangle table! I’m glad the commenters liked it and didn’t think I was totally nuts for painting all over a wood table. Thanks y’all! The giveaway is up on Better Afters front page btw…. clicky clicky 😀

  10. February 16, 2013 / 4:54 AM

    Love the second table!

  11. February 20, 2013 / 12:50 AM

    Wait! Did you realize that the first table is NOT the same table as the one in the second photo??? LOL JUST KIDDING!!!! L U V your site!!! 😀

  12. Joelle
    November 16, 2016 / 3:41 PM

    I am 50/50 on the scroll through without reading and reading first. Right now it is because I am going through all these old posts to try and catch up on your history as a new reader. When it is just one day at a time I’ll probably read first and then check out the pics.

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