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Blue Reclaimed Wood Plank Top Table

Today’s project is a blue reclaimed wood plank top table made from bits and pieces found at my favorite junk shop.

It’s that day again.

The one day of the month where a few of my friends and I get together and do a furniture project based around a theme.

The theme this month is “Inspired By”.

That means our paint projects are inspired by something we saw on a website, on Pinterest, in a shop, etc.

reclaimed wood table top Petticoat Junktion inspired by HGTV project

Blue Reclaimed Wood Plank Top Table 

I was inspired by this piece from HGTV.

plank top table from HGTV


reclaimed wood plank top table

  My wood planks aren’t the same color but you work with what you have.

recaimed wood parts Petticoat Junktion

I purchased the reclaimed boards and table base from My Favorite Junk Shop.

I bought them on separate shopping trips.

While gazing at the mess in my workshop I realized the blue boards and the table base would look great together.

marking boards for cutting Petticoat Junktion 2

The JTS got busy cutting the boards for me.

using a skill saw Petticoat Junktion

We had great weather that day so we decided to make the mess outside…not inside.

cleaning and prepping wood Petticoat Junktion

I sanded the loose paint and cleaned the boards with Simple Green.

prepped for painting Petticoat Juntion

I set the table base outside to paint too.

I used a semi-gloss white which happened to be the only white paint I had on hand.

securing boards to a table base Petticoat Junktion

I was joking around with the JTS while he was securing the planks to the table top.

That’s why he has that little grin on his face.

I’m pretty funny sometimes

blue reclaimed wood plank top table Petticoat Junktion

I did a little distressing on the base.

Just to be sure the paint didn’t continue to flake off I put on two coats of polyacrylic.

hearts love theme Petticoat Junktion

I did proclaim this love week…..hence the hearts and red garland.

Tell me what you think then visit the other “Inspired By” projects.

Have a great day , Kathy

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Kathy I love the pretty planks! So rustic and fun. Great inspiring project once again!

  2. Oh my goodness! The chippy goodness is so beautiful!
    I just love how you pulled this together!

  3. Kathy, I wish I lived near you so I could buy everything you do!! Then again, maybe not, our house would be too full to move around. Love it! Jeanette

  4. Love this!!! I invite you to share at my blog hop ( you can link up until Sat night) Hugs!

  5. Thanks for the question Lola. He did countersink them and they are plain old drywall screws!

  6. Just gorgeous, Kathy and perfectly worn and chippy! XO

  7. Techical questions: Did JTS countersink the screws?
    I like the pretty screw heads — they don’t appear to be a regular star type. Can you please tell me the name of this kind of screw head and/or the type of screwdriver needed for them? Thanks!
    I enjoy all your makeover photos.

  8. I always look forward to Themed Furniture Makeover Day. You guys never cease to amaze me. Kathy I Love your rustic plank table. Great score on that table base too!

  9. Pretty funny sometimes?! Your hysterical all the time!(which is why I start the day with you Kathy);-)

  10. I like it!!! I think it looks Scandinavian. The table base didn’t look like much before–just begging for distressed white paint.