Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dining Room with farmhouse table

Last week I showed you the progress I had made in our dining room. Since then my husband and I have been busy putting the room back together. I recently sold our old table and chairs on Craigslist and my husband completed the farmhouse table and benches he has been working on. We also added some shelving and new decor to the room.

My husband (who keeps amazing me with new skills) made the farmhouse table and benches for the room which saved us a pretty penny. All in we spent less than $200 for the table and two benches. I used Min-wax Classic Gray stain and a clear matte polyurethane. The table and benches are actually expandable, I will share more on that later this week.

We already had the wood for the shelving in our garage. I stained it to match the table and found some inexpensive brackets at Menards. 

Our dining room is small roughly 10x13 and attached to my craft room and the kitchen. 

I made the GATHER sign with leftover wood that I distressed with paint and stain. The awesome letters are all from Michael's, I attached them to the wood with Liquid Nails and JB Weld (that stuff is super strong).

Here's a peek at the space from my craft room.

and from the kitchen entrance

Expenses to date...
wood for table and benches,stain,poly. etc. $200
paint for room $20
brackets $34
curtains $40
letters for sign $40
accessories and decor $50 

TOTAL $384

plus I made $225 off the sale of our old table and chairs


There are still some things I would like to do in the room
-add board and batten
-new light fixture
-new blinds
-possibly add chairs to the ends of table

I'm so happy with the room and excited to complete the rest of the projects!

I'll be back later this week to share some pics of the table extended and during construction.

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  1. WOW! You guys did an amazing job of this dining room set! It's very impressive! Well done! I hope you have a great weekend!
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful

  2. Wow is right, what a gorgeous table! And I love the whole room. Featured you at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Super awesome! I love it all! I need to build a new table, I love how yours turned out, so pretty! Thanks for linking up to Creativity Unleashed!! :)