. . . for Lauren and Lauren: I Couldn't Live Without . . . . . Our new table

May 6, 2015

I Couldn't Live Without . . . . . Our new table

reclaimed wood table
reclaimed wood table

Chris and I recently got a new dining room table and I can't even tell you how much I love it.  We had a nice table when we moved into our house eight years ago, but it was counter height which is not practical for kids, and definitely had it's wear over the years.  So we were ready for a new table. Chris found this local company What We Make and we loved them!  They use reclaimed wood and make beautiful pieces.  You choose the size of the table, and the stain of it.  Their tables are made from 100+ year old reclaimed planks salvaged from midwestern barns.  Ours can seat 8 people, but you could pull up folding chairs on the ends for two more seats if you needed to.

We got a bench with ours for one side of the table.  It is perfect for Addilyn because she'll just climb up there and move all around while we eat.  Way more fun than her highchair!

 farmhouse table
white distressed chair

 We found the two end seats on sale from World Market.  I told myself I would not get fabric chairs because of Addilyn but they were such a good deal and we just don't let her sit in them.  Hopefully that will last!  I found the other three chairs at Goodwill (three different trips) and each was under $5. I tried different things with each one and couldn't decide which way I liked best and am just leaving them for now.  I used a mix of chalk paint and just white paint, distressed them a little and put wax over it.  I still need to finish one of the chairs!

white distressed chair

I absolutely love how it looks in our dining room and is by far our favorite piece of furniture we own! 
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15 comments:

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it. Love the mix of chairs too!

Sharlee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh so gorgeous!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a gorgeous table. I love that it is made from 100 year old, reclaimed wood! And I really love your mix of chairs and the bench. What a pretty dining room!

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

it's beautiful!!

Alana Livingston said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that table! It looks great!

Lauren Honeycutt said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love love love this table! My mom has a similar one!

Lauren Scorzafava said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I absolutely love your table! It's gorgeous!

xx
Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that table! I want to buy or make one similar... perhaps one day when we have a bigger dining space. Yours looks so good!!

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love this! I love the mix and match chairs, perfect! I wish I had an eye for the type of stuff.

PolkaDottyPlace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Pretty new table! I like the bench and chairs combination. It sounded like you were a little undecided about your white chairs... what if you painted them the yellow/mustard color in your curtains?? I love this space - it seems like you've got a pretty tree house view from every window!!

Lindsay Ropella said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's absolutely beautiful! I love your whole setup too! My husband and I have been wanting a table like that for our dining room!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it!! I like the mismatched chairs too!! I wish I had the patience to DIY more.

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It's beautiful!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! I love your chairs too!!

Amber Nicole Blog said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh!! It's so pretty!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love love love the table!! We weren't willing to fork over the money for a harvest table made, so we bought one at IKEA. One day when our kiddos are old enough to not wreck it haha. This one is gorgeous!!