Treasured Roosters on My Refinished Tabletop (An Autumn Tablescape)

Well I finally got my tabletop sanded down last Friday and was able to apply one coat of the MinWax in dark maple. What I basically did was brush on MinWax and then wipe it around with a paper towel to avoid any brush strokes. But then I decided to stop there because what I was beginning to get was this really rustic look. I let the top dry for about 36 hours before using it. I thought I'd live with the finish for a few days before I put on a protective matte polyurethane on it. I was so excited about the way it looks now that I went ahead and created this tablescape in my kitchen using my new Roos!

You want to know what it looked like before???
The original color was simply too close to the color of our kitchen cabinets.
Now here is the after...
The darker more uneven color on the tabletop adds some contrast and gives it a nice rustic vibe. Plus I love how it looks with my buffalo check curtains.
The table runner is bamboo, an inexpensive item from good old Walmart...just $7.95! The farm basket, all the plates, and the creamer and sugarier are from Home Goods. The wine glasses I purchased last winter at the Christmas Tree Shop. To see what I did to create the filled farm basket just click here.
Here's to a fabulous fall week!
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  1. Your table turned out beautifully! Love the color and the variations in it. You only enhanced it with your lovely tablesetting! Very pretty!

  2. Barbara your table top looks great refinished and your tablescape is beautiful!!

  3. Your dining table is beautiful and I love love love those black and white rooster dishes. And your black and white curtains, too. Gorgeous! xo

  4. I love your fall table. I might just copy your basket full of pumpkins idea.

  5. The tabletop redo has a great color. Very rich. Loved your wire basket and the fillers. Raffia was a great touch too.

  6. Your table is beautiful! Love it all. Thank you for sharing. Saw you over at Cowgirl Up. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-18.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  7. Your table turned out very nice. I really like how you put everything together to make such a pretty tablescape.

  8. Beautiful table! I have the roo dishes in red and white, but have admired the black and white every time I've seen it on someone's blog. Today while in Marshall's there it was! So I came home with some of the salad plates. Such a fun pattern.

  9. Barbara your table top turned out great. Love the patina.

  10. I Love the rustic look of your table!! Great job, it looks alot better!! Everything on top of the table looks amazing too!! Love that basket!! Have a lovely day! ~Deanna

  11. I LOVE the fabrics that you chose. So pretty. I happen to have these same dishes in red and white! :) I love them too.

    Have a great week!

  12. What a pretty transformation! I LOVE before and after photo's!
    So beautifully seasonal!!

  13. Morning Barbara,
    Love the finish you put on your table, I think it is perfect, and looks really great with your chairs as well as those great check curtains. Also, a very nice tablescape, love the plate stack,
    so pretty, and your new rooster plates are adorable. Fun visit.
    Blessings, Nellie,
    Come see me sometime.

  14. Your table is gorgeous and your tablescape is stunning. I love those black rooster plates, fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  15. Wow, I LOVE your table setting! Gorgeous job. New fan here, I found you through Cowgirl Up! I hope you wil come share at my Farm Girl Bog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-3.html

  16. Hi Barbara, Your table is beautiful! Love your checked curtains too.

  17. Shoot, we don't have a Christmas Tree store or a Home Goods here. I love your table filled with the goodies! Where did you get those gorgeous dishes?

  18. Your tablescape is lovely and looks perfect with you black table and curtains. Love the difference in the table top - you did a great job.

  19. Those are my favorite dishes.. so classy. your table top is stunning now. It looks so high end and fits in with the vibe of your home.. just lovely. great job. The table setting is gorgeous.. xo marlis

  20. I love the way you have refinished your table! You did that yourself??!!? Way to go!!! I wish I had it in me! It looks so fresh! I also love the dishes you assembled for this tablescape! Really, really sharp with your curtains in the background! The raffia tie around the flatware adds an even more rustic vibe. Beautifully done!

  21. Coming to you from VIntage Inspiration... Absolutely beautiful tablescape! Love the centerpiece, great basket! And the cream and sugar really caught my eye ...super cute!

  22. I love the dining table, it came out fabulous! I do love the little rooster, so cute. Loving the basket with gourds. Big hugs,

  23. Hi Barbara, I love how the finish turned out on your pretty table. Your rooster plates are so pretty, too.

  24. I really like the new finish on your table and your setting and dishes are terrific!

    Susan and Bentley

  25. Your dining table turned out perfect, great finish on the top. Love your tablescape, beautiful dishes with the roosters. Great looking setting.

  26. What a great job you did. Love the Roosters. I have the same plates.

  27. A great table with some wonderful bargains.

    - The Tablescaper


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