Last football season, I made several of these farmhouse tables from Ana White’s mini farmhouse bedside table plans.
Now it’s time to celebrate football again. In the South, college football is king. Rivalries are intense, tackles are relentless, and the fans are loyal. My bias is towards the University of Alabama but I support other teams when they are not playing THE TIDE.
When I made these tables last year, I didn’t take pictures or make a tutorial. I was still going to You Tube to figure out how to make legs even, cut straight , depths of pocket holes, the right tools to invest in, the best paint, etc. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I will continue to share what I have learned.
And even though I don’t have a tutorial for these tables, you can visit Ana White’s site to see many variations. It will help you visualize how a finish makes as much a statement as the furniture built. Your own imagination is the only limit to how you can finish what you build. To me, the finish is the personality of a custom build. Some pieces are serious. Some just want to blend in with everything else. Some want to stand out and be the piece everybody talks about. Some attract attention and others compliment the attention getters. Some shout and others whisper.
Bringing a piece of raw lumber to life is one of the many reasons I love being a wood working lady. It’s so much more than joining pieces of wood together. It’s art and function, statement and design married.
And one more thing…..I am a wife and mother just like many of you. I have 2 more seasons of high school football with my twins. Samuel is this awesome football player…linebacker and fullback. He plays for the Headland Rams.
His twin, Sarah, is this beautiful young lady that serves as an ambassador for the Headland Rams. She cheered for several years, but an ankle injury helped her decide to serve the team more directly. As an ambassador, she stands on the sideline and makes sure the boys have water. (she is also my secret contact to assure me her brother is “ok” when a big hit sits him out for a few plays).
Then know our oldest daughter is a senior at the University of Alabama! She is a journalism major and frequently writes for the Tuscaloosa News and serves as news editor for the student run paper, The Crimson White. She is a straight A student and will be making what I call professional blog guest appearances with Our HomeMade Family when her life begins to settle down. (and I am sure she will want to edit this post!)