Dining Room Do-Over?

Dining Room Do-Over?

As I mentioned in some of my previous posts, we did not immediately fully furnish our new home when we moved in, mainly because I was torn between decor styles. Our previous home was rich with traditional pieces, colors, and accents. Nothing against traditional styles, I had just grown tired of the golds, reds and bigger pieces of furniture. I was now more in love with neutral tones and transitional styles of decor. Initially, we were set on purchasing a traditional style dining room table but I suggested we look at other options mainly due to my new love of transitional pieces.

I immediately went to my favorite source (Pinterest) to search for dining room decor ideas. There were a plethora of amazing dining room tables but none I felt completely in love with. As I continued my search, I finally landed on a style. I decided to go with the farm table. I found one at Restoration Hardware that was absolutely perfect, except that price tag. During my search, I saw plans where people had built their own farm tables. I was immediately game for this idea. Enter Ana White! I found pin that had used her design (see below) for a farm table. I was in love and asked my crafty hubby if he would make this table. He took the plans and sixty dollars later we had the wood we needed to make the table. See images below of some pictures of that table from these plans.

Enter Ana White! I found pin that had used her design (see below) for a farm table. I was in love and asked my crafty hubby if he would make this table. He took the plans and sixty dollars later we had the wood we needed to make the table. Here are some pictures of that table from these plans from Ana White.

Original dining room table (Shanty to Chic plans)

This table sat in our dining room unfinished because I could never figure out which color stain I wanted to go with. By the time I figured out the stain color, I also decided that I wasn’t madly in love with that table. I had fallen in love with another farm table, one that was a bit longer and had a bit more personality. It was another Ana White table. This one would be the perfect dining room table. However, I had no clue how to break the news to my hubby.

I know what you are thinking, but I changed my mind! So, I sweetly approached my oh so amazing hubby and told him I needed to make a request. I lead with, please do not be mad with me. I then showed him the new design of the table and guess what?! He loved it. We decided to place the other outside on the patio (it was later demolished because the wood was not pressure treated).

I would say that it took a total of three days for him to complete this table. This includes time for the wood to adjust inside the house, cutting, nailing and the like. Below you will see several images of the table that Mo built. You will also notice that he added wainscot and we removed our carpet and replaced it with hardwoods. There are several images of the table without stain because I labored over stain color for months! He made a few tweaks from the original Ana White design and overall, he did an amazing job.Follow him on IG @mobuckdiy and @thatsbuchananlife to see more of his creations. Now, if only I can find the perfect rug… More to come.

With love,

Tenielle

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