Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Barbie Craft Project: Farmhouse Table

Super simple craft project. Inspired by a recent trip to a fabulous little craft store where I found some fun little 3-D letters made out of MDF. This cute little table popped into my head and I knew I had to have them. 

A little nod to Pottery Barn farmhouse style.


3-D Letter X (2 of them)
Wooden Dowel
Pine Craft Wood
Wood Glue
Wood sealer
Craft knife
Drill / Drill bits

Step 1: Find the center of the X.

Step 2: Drill a hole in the center of the X large enough to allow the dowel to pass through.

Step 3: Determine the length your dowel needs to be to support the two x's. To figure the length out I set up the x's and set the pine board on top. I left about a quarter inch overhang on each side, marked the dowel and cut to length.

Step 4: {Optional} I wanted my table top to look like boards rather than a solid piece of wood. I divided my wood into three sections with a pencil. Then score over the pencil lines with a craft knife be careful not to cut all the way through.

Step 5: Stain the tabletop (both sides so it doesn't warp). Or if you prefer you can paint it or leave it natural.

Step 6: Glue the dowel in place. Allow to dry thoroughly and paint the entire table base.

Step 7: Seal the tabletop.

I left my tabletop separate from the table base for ease of storage. You could attach yours if you wish. This particular table is just a smidge taller than an actual Barbie table so if you do not have any chairs that fit it you could use it as a kitchen island.

Here's my new Barbie kitchen. A tutorial on that project in the near future.

Linking to Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Fantastic table, love the whole kitchen set up you've got there :D

  2. Wow! I would have never thought of using wooden letters! That does make it easier. I bet you could use H's too! Great job!

  3. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial!!

  4. So imaginative! I was wondering if I could make a solid piece of wood look like wood planks like that. Thanks for the tip. Love these tutorials!

  5. OMGosh...will you come do me a full size country kitchen...that is perfect.

    Blessings Kelsie

  6. This is awesome! Great thinking! =D

  7. So stinkin cool, I could move right in. I pinned this on Pinterest--you can see it here

    Cha Cha

  8. Thank you everyone! So glad you are enjoying the new farmhouse kitchen..grand tour of the space very soon! This kitchen is MUCH easier to keep clean than my real finger smudges on the dirty dishes in the sink...if I can't have it BIG then I will have it in miniature! (and a big thanks to Cha first pic on pinterest! I'm honored!!

  9. WOW! This is wonderful! I already see a "remodel" in my daughters barbie house in the near future. ;)

  10. Your blog, your flickr, your pictures, your tutorials....everything is just amazing!!

    this is all i've ever wanted to do!! I admire your patience with all these works!

    Visit my Barbie blog hope u like it!

  11. i love the kitchen accessories you have! Where ever did you find them?

  12. Lilmama..the accessories are by a Japanese company called Re-Ment. I buy them in a variety of places~including eBay, doll stores & direct from sellers in Japan. They are so detailed, just like the real thing! A couple of pieces are Barbie & the ceramic urns are tic tac toe game pieces! I seem to find miniatures everywhere I go..I can't turn it off. :)

    Thanks to you all for visiting!!

  13. This particular table is just a smidge taller than an actual Barbie table so if you do not have any chairs that fit it you could use it as a kitchen ...


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