DIY Farmhouse Table

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Awhile back I had pinned an awesome tutorial to my Pinterest board on building your own farmhouse table.  Over the holiday break, my handsome hubby was looking for projects…I showed him the table and he was in!

He did an amazing job! I am so impressed with our new table, from the craftsmanship, to the color, and the styling.

For the most part, we followed this tutorial here, made a few tweaks and voila!  He added a bench for the kiddos side and I went on a hunt for the perfect chairs.  I knew I wanted something with nail head trim, something to make it look chic and a little modern with a hint of glam.  I found these chairs and they were far too expensive.  Especially considering the table cost under $150 to make, bench included.  (Yeah, you read that price right.)  I kept a close eye on my beauties and to my surprise, they went on mega sale, for one day only.  I snagged them immediately.  You can find them here.

We used Douglas Fir… 2×12 in the middle, 2-2×10’s on each side then one on each end, 4×4 for the legs…all cut to our desired length and width.  For the stain- first coat Minwax Special Walnut, second coat Rust-oleum Mineral Green, and then 3 coats of Watco Satin Laquer.  Everything was sanded considerably with 80 grit and then 220, followed by each set of stain and sanded again with 220 inbetween each pass.  I have minimal styling on my table for now, to keep a simple elegance, plus I don’t want too much going on since we are trying to get into the swing of dining in our actual dining room because we soon hope to take out the small table in our kitchen and build an island in its place.

Enjoy…and please don’t mind the ugly rug.  It’s nice, but it no longer serves its duty in this particular space…the search is on again!

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I can’t say it enough, I love our table.  I walk by and stare at it, thinking of more ways to style it, and simply just admiring it.  I want to grab two more chairs for the ends, when we do have guests.  I like these from Target so far, but still looking and thinking…never stop thinking!

Always, Meg

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  1. Bailey says:

    The pressure is on at our house now!!!!

    Also, http://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/spr/99848706/ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Meghan says:

      Oh my, YES!!!! Those chairs are fabulous! Good luck!

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