Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Dining Table

We bought a, new to us, harvest table for our dining room. The timing was less then desirable, and I guess, technically,  we didn't need a new table but all our best craigslist deals were spur of the moment. And when you see a 7 foot harvest table for $150 you don't question it. Even if you are about to move, and there's a chance it might not fit in the new house, but frankly I don't want to live anywhere that didn't fit with a solid wood harvest table.

So here's our new 7 foot harvest table. It needs a little TLC, okay a lot of TLC, but I'm in table love.

We already started fix'in it up, Lee filled the screw holes, why there were screw holes is beyond me, we think the legs started to get wiggly and the previous owners solved the problem with screws, anyway some wood filler did the trick.


Since the new table is much longer then our old table we are able to fit more people, and would require another chair, luckily we had a matching one in the computer room and moved it over to make 3 on the one side, still haven't figured out what to replace the computer room chair with but I'll be sure to let you know when we figure it out.

As for the ripple effect from the new dining table, it was pretty minimal, there's the new computer room chair that will need to be sorted out, and a couple of new prints for above the table but that's about it. One of the reasons I couldn't pass up such a great deal is that it fit so seamlessly into our home.
As for the new "Ripple Effect" art, some very close friends of ours know how much we love topography prints and posters and gifted them to us. I believe they bought them off etsy. I am in LOVE with the I LOVE FARMS and who couldn't use a little marriage inspiration with the typewriter typing "Real love stories never have endings".

We are going to wait to re-finish the 7 foot beauty until we are in our new home, if we refinish it at all, I'm starting to like the stains and water marks, all that rustic charm that comes with the farmhouse aesthetic.

You can see more dining room posts here. To read more about our chalkboard project follow the link.


  1. I am jealous. That is a great table. Think of all the food and conversation!

  2. Beautiful and fits so seamlessly into your home!

  3. I love your harvest table! I've always wanted one of those. I'm sure you'll find the perfect spot in your new home! A fun table for entertaining family and friends. Looks nice in the spot you have it in now!

  4. You will love the table. We have owned a very similar style for 28 yrs and at present I'm planning a big kitchen reno around this table because I can't bear to part with it.
    So many happy memories of family and children sitting around enjoying good times!

  5. I love,love,love your new farm table! It's fabulous. I'd love to steal the typewriter print...but I'll be a good girl and just be happy for you!

  6. your harvest table was truly a SCORE! Fantastic find.

  7. Love this table, your dining room, and your entire blog! I just found it via Layla's Lettered Cottage. I was a housewife this summer and *LOVED* it!! I agree with you 100%--there is never a shortage of things to do and look at the lovely home you can create--and happy husband! You go girl! I'm off to read the rest of your blog...

  8. I am loving how it all came together! It looks beautiful and yes for $150 it was a keeper!

  9. Beautiful-and such a deal too!

  10. I found your blog via The Lettered Cottage also. I showed my husband your blog and said, "I want this dining room!" I'll definitely be visiting your blog again :)

  11. Thanks everyone, I showed all the comments to Lee and followed it with "see I told you it was a good idea to get the table" :) Thanks for all the back up :)

  12. i LOVE this look.

    the material you have on your bench is similar to material i have as an accent in my bedroom.

    i'm going to look at your other dining room posts now.

  13. Hi!
    Your dining room is just perfect!(as the rest of your lovely house,everything is so well organized).
    I'm happy to have discovered your blog(i'm adding it to my blog list right now).
    A bientôt

  14. This is so gorgeous! A blog reader just sent me this link as inspiration for banquette seating I'm thinking about doing in my kitchen, but I LOVE your entire dining room. That table is perfect!

  15. I'm Blushing, thanks everyone, We're really happy with how the dining room turned out. Hopefully we can directly transfer over to the new house :) Fingers Crossed

  16. I love that typography/organic farms framed print! I would love to get that as a gift for friends. And when I have a car (I am working on affording driving school, at 34 yes...) I can start enjoying the fruits of organic, local foods and could buy myself this framed print as well. I will have to look it up on Etsy, I suppose! :)

    Great friends to have bought this for you! LOVE the table too. :)

  17. I LOVE your table!! I'm going to be on the lookout-and I love how you used craiglist, so green of you :)



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