**This post had been stuck in drafts for over 9 months - Oops! Check it out in the meantime, and I'll be updating new photos of the table soon!**
This has been my biggest DIY yet - literally. I decided to turn one of my living rooms into a functional dining room for entertaining and I needed a big table. Of course, I was not willing to fork out a thousand dollars or more for one so I decided to try and DIY it. I came across plans over at Shanty2Chic's page (which I am obsessed with BTW).
The plans at Shanty 2 Chic were super easy to follow, I only made a few little edits. I changed the total length of the table to better fit the room and I made it a few inches taller (I have super long legs and if I'm able to make my own table it won't be one that I'll be knocking my knees off of while eating... or enjoying wine more likely). This is where I ended up after completing the plans and I immediately loved it. Big enough to fill the room nicely and fit up to 8 people while still being chic and not too bulky in the legs!
Once it was stained and the chairs were added (I got these 6 chairs from Kent for under $600!) there was one last step - I used mineral oil to make the top waterproof and stain-proof (all-important since this table is now the new go-to seating area for girls nights featuring copious amounts of wine).
Don't be afraid to do a big project like this one! It was big in size but not hard at all! A Kreg-Jig always comes in handy but was definitely needed for this project. If you're not looking to invest a tonne of money into buying a Kreg-jig (the fun thingy-ma-jig that makes those perfect pocket holes) just get the Mini Kreg-jig like I did! It works just as well for projects like this and is under $30!
What do you think? (insert heart-eye emoji here ;) )
- C xo