Tuesday, January 21, 2014

the farmhouse table project








January here is the perfect time for us to organize, work on some home improvement, and tackle a DIY project or two; especially this winter with record low temperatures...only 7 degrees F right now. 
 
Shortly after Christmas, Mike and I finished the farmhouse table. Though I loved the table we had in the dining room, it was small and had no leaves, so I was happy when we came across some old porch columns at a yard sale--perfect for table legs--that got the project going. 
 
Mike did most of the construction, though I did do some of the pocket holes and dowels; this table is solid as a rock.  I sanded the legs, which still show a lot of texture from the old original, chipping paint.  The apron boards are new, and Mike added a nice beaded edge with his router.  I painted the base with Behr Premium Plus satin in my favorite black--it's a Ralph Lauren color called bone black.
 
The table top is made of four pine planks joined together, and it measures 80 inches x 36 inches.  Three chairs fit nicely along each side, and if need be I can add one to each end.  We're using an assortment of odd chairs from around the house--and eventually that may change, but for now I'm quite enjoying it.

26 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful table Deb and your floor is just gorgeous too. I love timber.

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  2. That is really pretty!

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  3. Well done, that's a lovely table

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    1. Thanks, glad you stopped by........Deb

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  4. Your table is fantastic! You two did an amazing job. It's perfect for you home.

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  5. Beautiful! I know I always feel better when I am creating something out of nothing! What a treat!

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    1. I agree, isn't it often more fun to take something discarded and make it into something wonderful!....Deb

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  6. Love it - great job!

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    1. Thanks for your visit Karen!......Deb

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  7. So beautiful! how did you attach the pine planks to each other? Did you just glue them together?

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  8. Just lovely. Looks like the perfect big table for entertaining. You're certainly a talented team.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! BTW, I have some quinoa that I was not sure what to do with--I can't wait to try the recipe you posted....Deb

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  9. The table is gorgeous! Well done!

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  10. I love the table and your flooring.....very smart looking.

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  11. I love the table and unmatched chairs. Even more, I love your grey flooring.

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  12. your table is absolutely gorgeous! Great job!!!!! love the 36 inch width too!

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  13. Love your new table! I have to get going on a few furniture projects here too. Just some painting, but winter is a good time for those kind of projects.

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  14. Deb, your table is soooooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I am getting excited about making ours. Blessings to you from Kansas! Gail

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  15. I love the simplicity of your table...it's beautiful! Your decorating style is one that brings peace to the soul in a hectic world. Am grateful for your blog.

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  16. Love the way the table turned out. Excellent DIY job.

    God bless.

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  17. A very handsome table.

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  18. It looks awesome! Love the chunky repurposed legs and the stained top. Enjoy the extra space.

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  19. Hi, Great simple design. What a fabulous project. I adore farmhouse tables along with chairs design. I think handmade table are as solid as rock.
    Thanks for this nice blog.

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