Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Get On That Dining Room Already! : Part I

I'm a country girl at heart and my next house will be a farmhouse for sure...animals included, lol!  But for right now we're right here in the city, and I wanted to bring a tad bit of country into my life or more like my dining room.

I still have my inspiration picture that I saved back in March and now I can't figure our whose blog this came from...I would love to give her credit for her awesome table, but for right now I'm drawing a blank.  I'm sure I will run across this blogger again because as I recall I LOVED everything about this house.



Initially we were going to use 2x4's and then thought of using pallets...free, distressed, and thin enough to lay right on top of the existing table - Perfect!

This was one of my husband's projects, so again I have to give him all of the credit.  He started by taking the pallets apart and saving the existing nails to re-use later.


Once he had enough he started to lay them out on the table for placement and size.  I also didn't want everything to match up [again I like rustic] and when you have three boys in the house--my two step son's and my eight year old brother who visits often and a two year old little girl who is more destructive then her older brothers - rustic is great! Because when it does get nicked here and there it looks like it was supposed to be that way. Tricks of a mother ;-)



Once they were all laid out he marked the length on each side of the table and cut the ends evenly with a skill saw.  Yes this was all done inside....I'm still cleaning up saw dust, lol!
He here is how it looks now.....




We're not quite finished.  We're going to paint the table a similar color to the one pictured above and add a pop of color to the chairs and bench as well.
So for now this story is to be continued, but whatcha think so far??



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57 comments:

  1. This is awesome! What a great project to add some "country" to you home! Is it wipe-able? Did you seal it at all? Love it!

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    1. Thanks Bronwyn! We have not sealed it yet, but we plan to. Look for Part II of our table for more details!

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  2. Looks nice! Kudos to hubby on that one! Seal it for sure so it doesn't end up with a fruit punch stain or something...

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    1. Thanks Jamie! We are going to seal it for sure, but we are thinking of adding some details to the wood itself and wanted to get that on there before we sealed it. Look for Part II for more details.

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  3. This is gorgeous! I can't believe how easy you made it look! Love :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! It was actually easier than we thought it was going to be. Let's see if Part II is just as easy...hopefully so! :-)

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  4. Girl I don't know what I'm going to the two of you all are giving me so many ideas for my next home loving everything you'll have done

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    1. This is your cousin Nickie by the way lol

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    2. Haha! That's why I do this! To share design ideas with people...I love giving and getting them!!

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  5. This is such a great idea, looks amazing!

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  6. I am in love with your table!! I have a few similar tables on my pinterest boards so someday my hubby can make us a bigger dining room table, it's way to expensive to buy a table that seats at least 8. Thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week!

    Nicole
    Mama Of Many Blessings

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    1. Thanks Nicole! It's so much cheaper to build one yourself and in the end you have a piece that's one of a kind!

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  7. Oh my! I love, love, love this!! I have a very similar table and totally want to do this! Your bench looks great too. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on Sunday. Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Jenn :)

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I would love for you to share your table with me once it's completed, since mine has inspired you to create your own! I look forward to checking out the feature on Sunday.

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  8. That is THE CUTEST table I have ever seen!! I LOVE it!! What a fun way to use up pallets. Thanks so much for entering this into the Project Pinterest Challenge as well! Good luck!
    Jill
    twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jill! I am very happy with how it turned out! I can't wait to reveal the final product in Part II.

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  9. This is such a cool idea. I love how you used pallets!

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    1. Thanks Morgan! Pallets are good for just about everything and the great thing about them is that they are FREE!

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  10. That's so cool! I love it! Might have to scour craigslist for a good candidate table!

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    1. I always see good tables on Craigslist for cheap...Good Luck!

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  11. Oh I love, love, LOVE! I would love if you would share these on my weekly linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-stalking-thursday-44.html

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    1. Thanks Katie! I would be happy to share!

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  12. Tyesha.. THIS IS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a GREAT idea!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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    1. Thanks! Part II of the table and bench coming soon!

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  14. This is such a great idea.

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  15. OK, I'm totally in love with your table - I gotta have one!, esp since the one I have is 30 years old! Bookmarking this project To Do :)
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com
    BTW - congrats on your nomination for this project on the Pinterest Challenge!

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    1. Thanks JoAnn! I hope I have your vote for my table in the Pinterest Challenge!

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    2. You did! and so happy for you that you got into the Top 3! Congrats :)

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    3. Thanks JoAnn! I was super excited when I got the news!

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  16. I love it! What a great transformation and I love that you used pallets. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  17. Congrats on making the top 12! I'm a new follower!

    Morena

    http://morenascorner.blogspot.com/

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  18. Now that is impressive! dropping by from Hometalk!

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  19. OMG! This is amazing. I love it!!!

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  20. Your inspiration picture is from Little Glass Box :)

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  21. Looks awesome!! Great job!
    ~K www.ourlittlehome98208.com

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  22. love this - what did you use for the trim around the edgeS??

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