For years now I have been wanting a big 'ol farmhouse table with a bench and plenty of room for chairs. I've secretly been pining away looking for some crazy sale so that my dream table could become the real deal. But it hasn't happened and to top it off the table and chairs that I had were perfectly fine. So justifying a major purchase seemed a little silly, but oh how I tried :) Then I started seeing a bunch of DIY table plans and I was immediately smitten! Unfortunately I am not a talented wood worker and all the plans I found entailed perfect notches in the legs for support pieces and other very technical over my head steps. So I did what any sef respecting DIY'er does... I put our old table and chairs on craigslist, sold them in one hour and then out of pure terror, and a desperate desire to stop eating hunched over our breakfast bar totally winged the project and I LOVE how it turned out!!!
this great tutorial.
The grand total for the thrifted table and chairs, screws, wood, stain, paint and poly (not including the debt I owe my ever patient husband for his "help" :)... all came to under 100 bucks!
Not too shabby for a drill, saw and one weekend nagging the hubby. Hope you like it!!!