Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body needed a table for her eat-in-kitchen area and fell in love with a pipe-legged beauty from one of her favorite stores–West Elm. Unfortunately, the large table retailed for about $2,000! Tasha says, “Yeah, that wasn’t going to happen… SO, we decided to make our own, and we [...Read More]
If you love that light and airy whitewashed finish that you often see in catalogs and magazines, the good news is that you can achieve the same look without paying big bucks! Desiree of Camelot Art Creations completely changed the look of a honey-colored wood table by layering watered down grey and white paint. Desiree says the beauty of the technique is that she can simply wipe off the paint if she doesn’t get the results she’s after.
Cassandra from The Life of CK and Nate was over her scratch-and-dent, impossible to keep clean, and downright embarrassing dining room table. She went on a hunt for a new round table and came up with a couple of fabulous options from Restoration Hardware. Of course, that’s fabulous as in fabulous inspiration. Cassandra and her husband borrowed aspects from those lovely tables to design their own totally unique table complete with an octagon tabletop and six angled legs.
Shawna from Dakota Creek Chic came into the blogging world with a bang, sharing the gorgeous farmhouse table she built following plans from Ana White. Here’s what she has to say about her very first furniture build:
Jocie of The Better Half had been dreaming of a beautiful farmhouse table for her dining area. With a bit of begging, Jocie convinced her handy hubs Ethan to take on building the table from scratch. That is… until she came up with an ingenious idea. Instead of building from scratch, Josie and Ethan reused the legs and parts from a secondhand table and built a new solid oak tabletop. Their table is every bit as gorgeous as their Pottery Barn inspiration but way cheaper and even higher quality!
Carissa of Carissa Miss knew the exact dining room table she wanted – a Restoration Hardware handcrafted trestle table made from solid reclaimed wood. The color and style were perfect, but the price… not so much! So Carissa and her husband set out on their first furniture building endeavor with plans from Ana White in hand. They are lovin’ their new table that cost… wait for it… less than $100! How’s that for a gorgeous eight-foot long table that fit 16 of Carissa’s family members?!?
Ashley from Domestic Imperfection borrowed her sister-in-law’s old kitchen table to try out a new stencil that is designed to give furniture the look of popular bone inlay. While the process of arranging all the stencil pieces and lining up corners took Ashley what I’m sure felt like an eternity, it really makes for a [...Read More]
Karen from Somewhat Quirky Design found a great round tabletop at a rummage sale for $5 and wanted to make a base for it. She had been eying a table from Pottery Barn for a while and thought she could make it herself with the help of a friend loaded with scrap wood and tools. [...Read More]