Here is our DIY harvest table in all it’s after-glory. For the full scoop on how this table came to be, check out the post on building our DIY harvest table, and then the second post on how we stained and sealed it. After struggling a bit to move it into our dining room (man, this thing is solid!), I got to the fun part – styling.
This is how the dining room was looking a couple weeks ago. We liked our white table (it’s a hand-me-down from family), and hope to use it again down the road, but I had always dreamed of having a rustic farmhouse style table.
And… now we do!
I love the honey colour that the stain gave the table. It’s warm and really ties in nicely with the other elements in the room.
The knots really came to life with the stain, and the screw holes that we filled and stained over look totally fine. They just add to the character of the table.
With our old table, even though it was the same size, we could never comfortably get 6 chairs around it. The way the legs crossed underneath meant you could only tuck in 1 chair per side. With our new table, we can definitely accommodate 6 (hence my setting for 6 in these pics). You know what that means? We need new dining room chairs. Help me convince the hubby, k?
The whole room seems more grounded now, somehow. It’s still a small space and ultimately it would lovely not to have to squish in so much furniture, but living in an 800 square foot house, we really need the storage from those cabinets behind the table. It works for now!
The budget breakdown for the table?
- $95 on wood (construction grade spruce for the legs and pine for the top)
- $7.50 on screws
- $45 on wood conditioner, stain, and polyurathane (and there is tons of this stuff left over for future projects!)
- sandpaper and safety equipment provided free of charge by 3M
- all tools needed to make the table were already owned by my lovely Daddio
Definitely not bad when you compare it to what farmhouse tables cost from furniture stores. Plus the other really great thing, that is totally priceless? I got to make this with my Dad. Just he and I, in his workshop. That’s the best.
Alright guys, have I convinced you to go build something? Just go check out Ana White to get inspired. Holy moly, that gal is amazing. I need to go browse her site and plan our my next build project!
Products from 3M were received free of charge for this project, however opinions are all me!