Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Our Farmhouse Table Reveal

We finally finished our farmhouse table, which has been built for quite some time, but not finished.

And we are so in love. I have dreamed of having a giant table where all of our friends and family can gather around and share a meal. I love food and cooking, and I especially love sharing meals with those who are closest to me - and with our own growing brood, we needed quite a bit more space to be able to have everyone eat together. The past few nights, we have sat down to eat dinner, and it's hard to eat because I can't stop smiling.

The table measures 8 feet, and can sit 12 people comfortably - although, we could probably squeeze a few little people together to seat more, if necessary.

We still need to build benches for either side, and paint the end chairs. But the table is DONE.

And without further ado, here are some photos of the table. I cannot wait to set it for a meal.







Plans here.
Stain: Minwax Dark Walnut
Finished with Howard's Beeswax and Orange Polish.
Total Cost: < $150

Don't mind the after-Christmas bare. Or the rubbermaid boxes where I haven't finished putting away the Christmas lights. I'm really dragging my feet this year. I'm still sad and in denial that the holidays are over.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am IN LOVE!!! The table is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Looks like it will be a great place to create memories for years to come.

Mama Gone Green said...

you guys are amazing!!

Abby said...

Whoa! I am SO impressed! That table is beautiful. I can't believe you made that! I dream of having one like that myself one day...

Mandi said...

I am SWOONING!! That is one gorgeous table!!!

Nicole said...

That's beautiful. My family had a table very similar to that when I was growing up. They'd purchased it from a local craftsmen before I was born and I remember my parents getting so many compliments on it. It had benches on the long sides, chairs on the ends, and it really was pretty fantastic.
It was a focal point. We ate on it. We wrapped presents on it. I played under it(I often pretended the benches were beds). And you really could cram a lot of people around it if you needed to.
I miss that table. But they passed it on to a big family that could really use the space, so I know somewhere it's still getting a lot of love.

Sarah said...

Amazing!!! I love it!!! Going to forward those plans to my dad!! Maybe he will get the hint!!

Unknown said...

It is so beautiful!!!

Christy said...

This is perfect! It looks amazing and has so much depth & personality.

Will said...

Wow! I love your table! I've just ordered my farmhouse table but I have to be honest and say I'm slightly jealous of yours - Traditional, yet quite clearly practical, perfect!