Or 6. Or 8. Or even 12 if you want to squeeze a folding chair on each side. I am so excited to be posting about this baby. Isn’t she a beauty??
This table has been my nightmare. Not because it was hard but because I lost motivation many times along the way. Let’s go on a little journey shall we? It all started when we left North Dakota a year and a half ago. We threw out our table because it was old and the glass top broke and I, of course, decided I would just build a new one when we got to Nebraska. Well that didn’t happen right away because I was to busy building this bad boy…
Finally, in about February or March of last year I decided to make my table and get rid of our sad little folding table and chairs that were filling in for a real table. Soooo, I made the table and then waited forever to build the chairs and bench. You see this was the first time I lost motivation. I wasn’t happy with the way the table came out so I lost all my steam. But I was having family come out in June so decided to build the bench and 3 chairs. Again, not happy with them so I lost motivation for the second time. Next thing you know its Christmas time and I get super busy with presents. Don’t believe me that I was busy? Here’s what my Christmas build list looked like:
1. Table and chairs for my girls
2. Table and chairs for a friends daughter.
3. 2 doll high chairs.
4. 3 piece play kitchen.
5. Entertainment center to go in the play house under the bed aka the man cave.
I’m tired just thinking about it. Maybe I should start getting busy on this years Christmas list so I’m not killing myself with a ridiculously long list again! But moving on…once Christmas was finally over I got busy building things for other people but have no fear…I eventually got back into the table and chairs! I took the top off the table and took it into the garage. I sanded down the table, bench, and chairs. I also built 3 more chairs then stained everything in my favorite, kona. It’s so gorgeous guys! And it goes a long way! I have used the same can for the table, 6 chairs, and 2 benches and I still have only used half of the can. After staining I applied 3 coats of poly to protect everything. But enough about the color let’s get into some pictures!
Here’s a picture without the chairs or the bench so you can see what the table actually looks like. I really love the look of it.
I think we will keep just the 3 chairs and the bench around it most of the time unless we have guests but here is a little looksy at what it looks like when it is set for 6. Or 7 if there are kiddos sitting at the bench.
But wait there’s more! Having more guests than that? I’ve got just what you need! How about a few more chairs?!
It was the biggest problem I had with the table the first time around but I got some place mats and they seem to be doing a great job of keeping the mess contained so far.
If you are interested in building a table yourself here are the plans I used from Ana White. This is the link for the table and this is for the chairs. Or course I can’t leave well enough alone so I changed things up a bit! I made my table square to fit my space better. The dimensions for my table top are 58″x58″. I also changed up the chairs a little bit but I will be back Wednesday night with a post all about building the chairs. You won’t want to miss it haha!
So did you guys do any DIY’ing this weekend? I am going to take a few nights off then I am starting on a bed and a dresser which I’ll be sure to show you when they are finished. And if you haven’t already check out my Facebook page to see how you can enter a contest going on right now! The winnings are $500 worth of Visa gift cards!!! You definitely do not want to miss out! See ya later this week!