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Farmhouse Wooden Table Riser DIY


I wanted to do a diy farmhouse table riser. 

I have seen wooden risers used on counter tops and dining room tables, and I knew that I wanted one. People use them to give height to a centerpiece. I’ve seen them used to add levels to a food buffet. I’ve even seen smaller wooden risers used on kitchen counters to hold dish soap and lotion.

Looking in my garage, I found some scrap lumber that I thought I could use.  I dropped by Lowe's and bought two packages of finials, pre-fitted with screws. They're the same kind of finials that I used for my diy lanterns. I think the finials were $2.98 for a pack of two. 


So, my main materials are a piece of scrap wood as my base and the finials, which will be the legs of this table riser.

Besides that, you'll need sandpaper if you want to kind of rough up or distress the riser once you're finished painting.   

Easiest DIY Farmhouse Table Riser Video

I found my inspiration table top riser on Pinterest. If you don’t already know, Pinterest is a great resource for home d├ęcor ideas. I constantly refer to it when I’m looking for inspiration.

I'd wanted to make a wooden table riser for a long time. I was thinking that it had to be a simple diy, right? I mean, the parts are just a piece of wood and four legs. Not a problem at all!


My base had a few splinters and some of the edges were a little scraggly, so I needed to take care of that.  I gave the base a light sanding to make sure I got rid of all the splinters. Next, I drilled four shallow starter holes in the bottom of the wood.  This made it easy to screw in the finials.

Once you do that you're pretty much on your way home.  I painted everything in Waverly Inspirations Chalk Paint Ultra Matte Finish in white. To add a little interest, I made a single 3-inch wide stripe down the middle of the riser using Rust-oleum Chalked Paint in chiffon cream.  

I have been using Waverly for so many of my projects. It’s a great buy! I am so glad I found this chalk paint!  Don't sleep on Waverly guys! I tell you, once I discovered it, I find myself reaching for it more and more. I'm going to link a video where I compare Waverly to a couple of other chalk paints that I've used.

Waverly Chalk Paint vs. Rust-oleum Chalked Paint Video

In my video, you will see how Waverly stacks up against some of the more popular chalk paints out there. I think it's a good product for the price.

I hope this inspires you to try this simple diy.

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