Lately there’s been a lot of DIY projects going on at my house, and I am by no means a crafty person. I feel this is an area in which I wish I could improve, but I don’t know if I want to do so. I would almost rather just buy the item that I want. I know however, that this won’t work in every instance, and this table is no different.
Many years ago, we lived in a rather large house that had fairly massive rooms. One thing I always wanted was a really long dining room table, and that house could have supported such a piece of furniture.
We needed a dining room table, so we decided to go to used furniture stores to find one. One thing I have learned over the years is that when it comes to certain types of furniture, newer is not always better. We really wanted to find a table that was of solid wood and that would last a long time.
We found one. We walked into a second-hand furniture store and I laid my eyes on a beautiful table. When I asked about it, we were told that the table came in three pieces. That made it 12-feet long and over 4-feet wide! The table did not have a leaf. The middle piece had its own leg. After finding out the price, we were sold…but we didn’t buy it…at least not that day.
A few days later, we went back to the store. We asked about it again and the lady gave us a price $50 less than what she had told us just a few days prior. I’m not kidding you, it was a really good price, but now it would be foolish for us not to get it. I even searched the table on eBay and found that it would cost between $3,000 and $12,000 refinished or brand new.
We have since downgraded the size of our house. The table still worked for us, but it took up a lot of space. We then decided that we would either buy a smaller table or make one.
The table of my dreams is the weathered gray table from Restoration Hardware. See it here. Naturally, we were not interested in spending that much money, especially with how handy my hubby is.
So what I’m showing you here are the beginnings of our table and some of the progress that has been done. I helped as much as I could, and so did Bolt and Molly, as you can see in the pictures. They are such awesome helpers haha.
We wanted a white wash finish, and I honestly cannot wait to share the finished product with you. We just bought the polycrylic today, and Milton has two legs to sand. When I take the pictures of the finished table, I will explain the process of how this look was accomplished.
Are you crafty? Please comment below. Maybe you can help to inspire me 🙂