Saturday, February 11, 2012

My new dining room table…..


table 2


After waiting for months

and months

the resident handy man

finally had time to

make me a dining room table.

 I still have to pinch myself because

it doesn’t seem real!!!!


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The top is made from

old wood and


legs are made of

new pine.

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After the handyman got

the table assembled

 I got busy

mixing up the paint and

then started


the table legs were

painted with six different colors.


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I just adore all the imperfections

in the top…..and

love that it has a story!

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table 3


Just another

view in

different lighting….

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The table top


three coats of wax……..

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A little reminder


what the dining


looked like before.

dining room C


And now the after……

table 6

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Des, I love it. He did a fantastic job building that. Wish mine made furniture. Love the beefy legs and the wonderful patina of the wide planked boards on top. I also want the urn on the table. Love it.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how gorgeous. I love your table, so pretty. The rustic top with the beautiful turned legs and your fabulous chairs is stunning. Wow, he did a great job. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your table turned out gorgeous, Des! I love how you left the top and painted the base.

ChRiS said...

what a great table....and just think will be something to pass down to next generation.....your a lucky lady!!

Olive said...

Des, it is wonderful and that it has a story even more so. The color of the legs blends better with your glorious style. I am away on a trip but I found the perfect little old vintage kitchen island. It was in a barn and I am dying to get home and play with it. hugs, olive

Kelly said...

Wow! I'm blown away! It looks like a very expensive antique farm table. Your husband is so talented! He could very well make furniture and sell it as a hobby after he retires (if he hasn't already). It looks perfect in your dining room along with the chairs that you already had. I wish my table looked like that. Enjoy!!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Des,
What a gorgeous table...I love everything about it!! The legs are fantastic! The finishing is just perfect...the dining room has never looked better! Great Handyman you have there!
All the Best,

Alaina said...

Your table is beautiful. I love the look of white distressed next to bare wood.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful table - perfect for the room and the chairs. Looks fabulous and well worth the wait. Enjoy!


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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS Des, I love it!! It's perfect with those beautiful chairs! Just followed you on Linky:)

Divine Theatre said...

It is absolutely breatakingly beautiful!
I am going to visit the rest of your posts!


Bliss said...

Excellent, The Handy Man did a great job, well worth waiting for! Did you put anything on the top other than wax and was it light or dark? What colors on the legs? Six because that's what it took for the look you wanted? Share the details lady!


fleurcottage said...

a lovely switch! Esther

Blondie's Journal said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Des! You must be in heaven!


chateau chic said...

Your new farm table is fabulous!! Love it with the frenchy chairs.
Following on Linky, Mary Alice

Mary Ann Pickett said...

SUPER pretty and I love the chairs with it.

foreverdecorating said...

So aren't you lucky to have a resident handyman to make such a beautiful table. Ahhh, the room looks so gooooood.

AntiqueChase said...

STUNNING... capital S... I think it is perfection... in fact, if you looked up the word "perfection" in the dictionary it would have a photo of your table!

Suzanne said...

Your table is seriously gorgeous. You're lucky to have such a handyman. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll check out my blog when you get the chance!

Debra@CommonGround said...

this is what I'd choose if I could do it all over again...could I borrow your handyman!?

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my heavens, Des! What a fabulous transformation! Your dining room is gorgeous and your new table is just beautiful! Love your chairs too! You've got a very talented hubby!

Tammy at The Drill Hall Emporium said...

Hi there,

Your table looks great, it is so nice and light in colour it has lifted your room.

I have only just found your blog, I think it is great. Well done. You may get a chance to visit me.

Until next time, Tammy

Restyled Vintage said...

Hi Des, I am happy to be your newest your work!

xx Karen

High Street Cottage said...

It's gorgeous and a much better match for those pretty chairs.
Thank you for your kind comment, I'm honored to be a new follower:)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Des, The table is gorgeous and what a great job your husband did. I love the natural top and the painted legs. Your chairs are perfect with the table. Beautiful!!
Hugs, Sherry

The Charm of Home said...

How beautiful! It is a gorgeous dining room!

Traci said...

The table is so pretty!!! It reminds me of my dining room table but mine was bought because we can't build furniture!(ha!) Mine is pine & has the same type of legs but it's just the natural pine color. I love how you've painted it. It looks fabulous with the chairs too!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love, love, love it. It's such a substantial piece, and the finish is beautiful. I love your room, period!

Julie @ Creating This Life said...

So beautiful! I couldn't pin it fast enough! Many kudos from another Kansas blogger!

Unknown said...

Oh my. LOVE the table. It's absolutely perfect:)

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

Gorgeous Table, I am so envious! Had to see the whole room when I saw the thumbnail at Kim's Party. Its perfect!

Scribbler said...

Fantastic! Your blog is new to me, and I am now following.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful table and a beautiful dining room!

lvroftiques said...

*swoons* I love it! Beautiful job and beautiful dining room! Vanna

Pamela said...
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Pamela said...

This space is just amazing! I am in love with the new table. It really makes the room!

Inspired by you said...

I'm in love! How gorgeous! I love the paint on the legs. How beautiful the old wood looks!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Wow Des the table is stunning!!!


Meg said...

Wow. Let me say that again. WOW!! I'm your newest follower, I'd love a return follow. I'd love for you to link up to my little party:

Hope to see you there!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Ohh it is BEAUTIFUL!! Love it and your pretty chairs! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Bohemian said...

What a superb job, the craftsmanship is gorgeous, no wonder you're on Cloud 9! And it goes with the Styling of the rest of your decor so well! Very Romantic and Inviting!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Anonymous said...

Love love love the table. I would love to see exactly how it was made. I want to make one using a vintage door and old porch posts but haven't found any plans on how to put it together. Kudos to your handyman.


Anita Diaz said...

This is just a gorgeous table!! I love, love, love the wood and how you finished it. I also LOVE the fabric and color your window treatments are. Did you buy them or make them and would you mind sharing the color?? Your dining room is gorgeous!

All That Glitters said...

I'm just in love! He did a wonderful job!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Absolute gorgeous! What a wonderful job you both did! Love the table as well as the finish. Beautiful!

Gail said...

OMGoodness Des, your dinning is beautiful and I absolutely love your table! I have been wanting to make a farm table for my kitchen and now you have just inspired me. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day, Gail

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - obviously everyone in blogland is drooling over that table! Where in the world did your man find those legs??! Gorgeous! Linda

Tina said...

WOW! DH did a wonderful job on the table, it is beautiful, the whole room is beautiful.

Found you featured on Savvy Southern Style. Wonderful blog, I am your newest (linky) follower. I would be thrilled if you would follow me.

Have a great week.

Kim @ French Country Antiques said...

Your table turned out fabby. You lucky girl that your hubby can build furniture. J'adore that Country French vasselier in your dining room! Everything looks great!

Unknown said...

Wow! Its gorgeous. You just made me want a new table. Ha! Following you now. XO

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So, so, SO lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Des! Just found your blog through pinterest! I love your dining room! You and your handyman:) did a wonderful job on the table! It's gorgeous! I have a table similar but not as wonderful as yours! Where did you buy your dining chairs? I have been looking for the same ones? Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

Featuring your table on Show Off Saturday today! Thanks so much for linking up!

Angie @ Beneath the Magnolias said...

That table is so beautiful! I love the colors in your dining room. That is exactly my style. I have been wanting to make a dining room table for so long. Where did you find the old wood? Everything about is just lovely!

I am following you through Linky Followers. Hope you will visit!

From G2B said...

As you can see, I'm still browsing through your files! Now I have the post about the table that I can pin! Seriously in love with this piece! Do you mind sharing where the chairs are from- I mean beside heaven! lol
xo Becca

Anonymous said...

I have table envy! Your table is absolutely GORGEOUS. I love, love, love it!!! Your hubby did a fabulous job.

{my simple messterpiece}

AntiqueChase said...

des what wax did u use on this?


All the details are beautiful in your dining room!

Pamela said...

Des, I have been admiring your table since you first posted about it and well I have FINALLY talked my hubby into replacing our dining table top. Do you know if your resident carpenter used biscuts to join the planks together or did he just glue them together?

Thistleberry Cottage said...

Where did you find the legs?????? I have been looking for some like this!

Mary Ruth said...

I LOVE the change! Beautiful table! The room is so much more elegant with that scale and finish table!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful dining room. Your dining room is gorgeous and your new table is just wonderful! Love your chairs too! You've got a very talented hubby!

Seeking Lavender Lane said...

What a stunning Dining Room table! I am definitely pinning this one. Looking to create a new dining room table myself in the near future.

Deb @

Lori Miller VanRoeyen said...

Do you have dimensions for the table? And a source for the legs (as in where to buy them)?

Unknown said...

Your dining room is gorgeous and your new table is just beautiful! ...

Rustic Kitchen Table Sets said...

What a beautiful dining room. It is so elegant, I love it!