Now that the table legs have arrived, I get to begin my Farmhouse Table project that my wife(Mrs.FW) has been wanting. UPS delivered the legs this morning. I purchased them from a seller on ebay. They are the same height(29") as on the present table.
Although they have slight defects, they'll work great for a distressed Farmhouse table build.
↓ This is our present dining room table. It's a Ashley brand, ~18 years old and has served us well, but the center leaf of the table is stuck and can not be removed. Believe me, I tried. I think the dowels have expanded in place. I'm sure with a bit more effort, I could remove it, but not without damaging the table in some way. That being said, she(the boss) wants a table to go with the Farmhouse decor anyway. We sold the matching Ashley hutch last Fall, and will re-do the serving buffet to match the new decor.
↓ This is similar to her vision of what the new table will look like. It will have a darker stained tabletop.
Of course, we'll retain our present chairs. She will recover the chair seats with a darker material and also repaint the chair's frame to match our breakfast table color(pic below), which is fairly close to Cream.
Plans are to purchase 2 X 8s for the table top, distress the wood and apply a dark stain with a matt clear coat finish. The table frame(band) and legs will be pained. I'll bring a chair from the breakfast table to the paint store to scan for a color-match.
After lunch today, I'll move my wood-working table, from my barn to my shop, to prepare for this project.
To be continued.