When we purchased the Ikea Stornas table it was a compromise. It was not the big farm table I had been wanting but it was big (it can fit 10 ppl around it), and on budget for its size.
We went with the antique stain and though I grumbled it didn’t have enough ‘character’, I also didn’t have 3-4 grand to spend on the table that I was eyeing.
To this day the search for the elusive extra long farm table is on…
In the meantime, we decided to give our trusty table a facelift.
It was sanded thoroughly and then banged it up a bit in places to give it a more aged look. Chris painted the legs black and then distressed them to add a more rustic flair to the table.
He added a few coats of stain to the top as well as a sealant to smooth the roughness of the finish.
Overall, I love the look of the table now and I especially love that it can get a lot of us around it if need be. We may just end up keeping this table longer then expected…