Happy Tuesday Friends!
Today, because so many people like it, I’m sharing how we built our Farmhouse Style Kitchen Table.
Last year, I decided I needed a larger kitchen table for a few reasons. For one, this house doesn’t have a formal dining room and I needed more space than our 4 person round table when entertaining and also because this is a pretty big kitchen and I needed a larger scale table to fill the room.
I knew what kind of style that I wanted (a big old family style table) and I also knew they are expensive. So rather than buying a table, we decided to build one ourselves.
If you have been following the blog, you have seen this table before:
It’s not fancy, but I love the style and size and it has worked out really well over the last year when we have had company.
Here is how we built it:
We went and picked out 7 pine boards. The table is 41/2 feet wide by 6 feet long.
My husband laid them out on the ground in the store to make sure they were all straight and flat. This also allowed us to see and to set up the pattern of boards that I liked.
We used four 5 1/2 x 6 boards and three 9×6 boards for the top, plus several 3×6 boards for underneath.
After sanding down all the planks (which is really the hardest, most time consuming part) my husband braced them together and added the side apron with the smaller pieces.
(you can see the size pattern that I used)
For the final step, we added legs that we also bought at Home Depot for $15 each.
And then once the construction was complete, I just needed to add a finish.
Alot of the farmhouse style tables have painted legs and a stained wood top, but I decided to paint the entire table white because my kitchen cabinets and floors are brown and I wanted to brighten the room.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint in White.
I had no problem with any “flaws” or nail holes in the planks being visible, it gave the table a more authentic look.
And that’s it. A pretty easy weekend project that saved a ton of money.
If you would like really detailed step by step instructions or a slightly different style, Pinterest has a ton to choose from, you can see them here.