Rustic & Modern Dinning Table

If I could some up my dream decor I think it would be a rustic, farmhouse, with a touch of modern flare. My house, however, does not embody much of these characteristics. Partly because we don't want to invest the money into it right now and largely because we're renting and have no ability to change any fixed feature...ugh. 
For those of you who don't know, my family recently made a large move from one state to another. In our move we left our sweet little home, which we had just finished remodeling, behind and found ourselves a bigger but generic one. We're talking white walls, beige carpet, and dare I say...oak cabinets! 
(no offense people if you like these things I, however, don't)
So in an effort to make my home feel more like I'd like it to we make small changes here and there to bring it around. This is the segue into the introduction of my new dinning room table...
a few months ago I was on Pinterest, shocker! Whilst wasting much of my time there I came across an easy, quick, and rustic yet modern table that fit into my budget!
You can see the original pin here at Helt Enkelt , I recommend you spend a little time there cause even though you probably can't understand anything she's saying (since it's in Norwegian) it's a beautiful blog.
So without further ado...

The chairs were an investment from Restoration Hardware but I love them!

The wood we bought at Home Depot for around $40. 
There are 6 planks that are six inches wide and 1 inch thick.

The stain is Minwax "New Color" Classic Gray 271 and this is one coat.

We coated the underside as well. 
My husband says he went a little "overboard" on the bracing of the underside but I don't care as long as it's stable :)

The legs are IKEA. They are $20 for the set or $10 a piece.
My husband drilled holes into the metal frame to screw them into the bottom.

So there you have it!
Our latest addition and it cost about $65 total. I like that price tag!
Happy Crafting


  1. Good for you Amy, the table it beautiful! I love that you and your husband can "craft" together. :)

    1. Thanks Anne! I was completely thrown off by your "tea_time" name I didn't recognize you :)

  2. Awesome!!!! I have wanted one of those tables.

    1. Taryn, Are you going to make one? If so I'd love to hear how it goes!

    2. Oops this came across in my reader as new... Apparently not! We are not going to be making one any time soon, this babe is killing my free time. :-)

  3. Love it! We too have the dreaded oak cabinets, but can't do much about them now. It doesn't stop me from dreaming though.


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