Ta-da! The Farm Table is Finished!

Well, the pressing question today is, will we call this year twenty-thirteen or two-thousand-thirteen? Enquiring minds want to know!

I finished resurfacing the top of this antique farm table over the weekend, thanks to my friends at Min-Wax and hours of sanding with my new power sander!

It was the first time I had used the Min-Wax Polyacrylic product.

While the product was easy to work with and will provide good protection for the table, I’ve grown to love a simple wax finish.


I guess I could always sand off the Polyacrylic, but I’ll probably just leave well enough alone!

By the way, who all’s going to Haven in Atlanta this summer? I see that they just announced the dates, August 1-3! Could they have found a hotter month to be in Atlanta? I don’t think so, but, it’s sure to be fun!



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  1. Great table. The tickets went on sale yesterday and are selling very fast. Hope you bought one and yes, it will be hot as you know what here in August.

  2. Faye Hunt says:

    Tell me about your new sander, I am always looking for the perfect multi purpose one!!!
    The table looks great
    Really enjoy you blog.
    Thanks so much Barbara…..Happy New Year

    • Hi there,
      My new sander is a dewalt. The orbital sander and standard sander both Hook up to my shop vacuum. It really cuts down on the dust in my work area!
      Thanks for being here and happy new year to you too!

  3. Table looks great Barbara! And, I’ll be saying twenty thirteen…you? 😉

  4. cool info on the sander…and love the table, I think it looks wonderful and want to say great job.I bet it sells quickly…would be fun with a bench and mismatched chairs.
    Twenty Thirteen

  5. Are you going to Haven this year? If you are, I’m going also. Let me know.

    • Hi sweetness,
      I’m afraid not. I’d love to go, but I have to focus on the shop right now. I’m no longer foot loose, as I was. So far, that’s ok. You know, you and your hubs have a place to stay, should you come out west!

What are your thoughts?