Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A new dining room table

After buying our house last month I searched and searched for the perfect dining room table and came up totally empty handed. I literally spent days on the computer looking for something that would serve our family well, but that was cute and stylish. No one wants an ugly dining room table. Especially when you can see it when you walk in the front door.

My biggest problem was the size of our dining room. I don't know if you could call it a 'room' over-say... maybe more like a dining area. It is tiny. And then theres the master bedroom door right smack dab in the way! Who designs these houses anyway?

You can see from right here just how tiny the area is with our old table. And this pic didn't even include the leaf that made it bigger!

My biggest problem during the whole search was the quality of the products and price. These sites wanted an arm and a leg for compressed wood that never stands up to anything much less a house full of boys. I needed real wood! Solid wood that can withstand meltdowns, spills, pocket knives and crashing hot wheels. Do you know how hard that is to find? So after almost calling it quits I decided to search Pinterest for ideas and it was staring at me. Right there on the screen. 

Build yourself a pipe leg table!

How did I not think of this before? It couldn't be that hard right? I mean it is just some wood and pipe screwed together.

Well let me tell you... It was so easy! And I even decided to make a bench to match! I swear if I can make something that looks like this then anyone can make one! And not only was it cheaper than buying a new table, but I have a feeling that is way sturdier than anything I could buy in a store. 

I still need to sand the rough edges and decide whether I am going to stain it or not, but the family and I are already enjoying eating at this table made with love.

I will post in the next few days all the details of the table and how you can make your own :)

P.s. The metal chairs are from Target and we love them! And we got rid of the ugly red walls! Yay!

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