Cottage Castle

So I have been a little obsessed with a country cottage look combined with an extravagant castle look. I love handmade items and it seems as though these days you have to either hand make it, buy it from someone like me, or vintage shop(one of my favorite things in the world to do). Since I have been making furniture there is not one piece that I can see myself buying in the future, unless it is an antique of course. I want to make everything and make it exactly the way I want, no settling anymore. When I made this farmhouse table it really hit home that I can do everything I thought I could. I am about 115lbs, I guess you can say I have mommy muscles (obvi having two little mamas boys that’ll do something). I made this table by myself without help from one person. Start to finish. Hand picked each piece of wood, I still shock the people who work at the lumber yard I get my wood. I am super picky. I want distressed, knotty, different looking wood. I lovecharacter in each job…… Mostly because I love the exclusiveness of my work. Cut, sanded, built, sanded, painted, stained, brushed, distressed, painted, sanded. DONE! I used techniques that I haven’t used on any other pieces thus far.

My client was a HUGE fan of reclaimed wood, but reclaimed wood has a much bigger price tag especially when you’re purchasing from the most amazing place I’ve ever been, The Antique Lumber Yard in Temecula, Ca. So I came home and did some experimenting, that was awesome! In the photo below you can see the gray reclaimed wood on the bottom and my replica on the top.


The table turned out exactly the way I envisioned it. We did a Dark Espresso finish for the table top to really tie in the elegance of this table.