Wood and “Metal” Console Table from Scraps

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Monica from East Coast Creative says her entryway was in desperate need of a “stylish, but functional table.” Like a $1,099 table from Pottery Barn made from reclaimed wood and steel – except without the $1,099 price tag. Actually, it came with no price tag at all! Monica used wood she had leftover from other projects to build the table and then finished it off with spray paint and stain. It’s amazing how much the metallic spray paint looks like metal. Sure had me fooled!

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Rustic Wood Console Table

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Katie from Addicted to DIY had been wanting a console table to fill a “dull, empty space” by her front door, but her husband wasn’t game on spending a $1,000 for one. Katie came up with the brilliant plan that they save their hard earned cash and build a table instead of buy one. With the help of Ana White, the couple completed their very first build together and have a lovely new console table to show for it!

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Paint-Dipped Side Table

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Cara from Chasing Shiny Objects gave a quick update to a plain white table by painting the legs gold for a trendy paint-dipped effect. Cara already had her table, so it was literally as simple as taping and painting. As Cara shares, this look can be achieved with one of those cheap round tables that are usually covered with a tablecloth. With a little paint, no one will know it’s from Wal-mart!

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“Beautiful and Beefy” Farmhouse Dining Table

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic has dreamed of building her own dining room table for her family of seven. With the help of Ana White, that dream came true, and Whitney now has a “BEAUTIFUL and beefy DIY farmhouse table” that she can proudly say SHE built. And, for only $100 in wood no less! With the holidays coming up in the next couple of months, this is the perfect table for serving all your guests.

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Whitewashed Round Dining Table

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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.

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One-of-a-Kind Octagon Dining Room Table

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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.

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Farmhouse Table for Under $100

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Karin from Art Is Beauty had wanted a farmhouse table for years that her big family could gather around for meals, homework, and memories. She says, “I always looked longingly in the Pottery Barn catalogs and pictured my family around one of these amazing farm house tables.” Finally, Karin decided enough was enough and took matters into her own hands. With the help of her hubby, Karin built her own gorgeous farmhouse table for under $100.

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“Rustic Yet Refined” X Dining Room Table

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When the movers broke her dining room table, Jen from House of Wood’s first thought was to build a new one. She saw a gorgeous X-based table from ZGallerie and hit up her friend Ana White to draw up the plans. Then with a little more help from Ana and the friendly folks at Minwax, Jen gave her freshly built table a “rustic yet refined” Restoration Hardware-inspired finish. Are you drooling yet? Oh, and I think I forgot to mention the lumber was only $85. Just in case you weren’t already sold {Wink}.

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