December 28, 2012
I can't believe it's Friday already. I feel like this whole week has gone by in a happy holiday blur, and I'm just starting to resurface. It was really nice spending the holidays with friends and family, and I feel like I've said this before, but Christmas keeps getting better and better every year.
I know I mentioned our dining table in my last post, but I wanted to share a couple shots with you now that it's sitting in our dining room. From what Matt told me, the whole project (not including labor, of course) set us back about $350 dollars. The bulk of the cost went toward the legs which were special ordered. You could build a table for a lot less money if you went with straight legs, or legs that are less than 5" in diameter, but these were exactly what we wanted. Most of the rest of the cost was covered through gift cards at Home Depot. Compared to the $1500 price tag from the table that inspired the project, we didn't do too bad.
The top of the table was built with old barn boards that have amazing character and give it a real rustic vibe. My husband could probably explain the whole process and all of the materials they used much better than I could, so feel free to address him in the comments section if you have any questions. You can also see more photos here if you're interested.
I really am very happy with how this whole project turned out. When Matt told me he wanted to build our table, I was initially worried because I knew it would be a huge project, but he and my FIL chopped away at it all month, and every time he showed me pictures of their progress I got more and more excited. They even managed to finish and set it up in our dining room right in time for Christmas dinner. Whew!