2.14.2013

Dining Room Table Reveal

wooden spool dining table
(Before)

So it's only been 3 months since I last blogged about the dining room table Woo made. It could happen to anyone, right??

Last we saw it, the dining room table looked like this:

wooden spool dining table

Woo cut around the base to allow chairs to scoot in, and shortened the overall height from 48" to 30", which was NOT as easy as it sounds.

I glued an old carpet remnant (that our neighbor graciously gave us) to the bottom to allow for sliding without scratching, and gave the whole thing 3 coats with a water-based polyurethane, which was exactly as easy as it sounds.

And now? Voila!

wooden spool dining table room grey wainscoting chartreuse doors

This table is a VAST improvement on our last table in a couple of ways.

First of all, it's bigger. We can now have a couple of guests over, AND put all the food on the table without it feeling dreadfully cramped.

Secondly, it is much, much sturdier. Penelope has a habit of rocking up and down in her little seat when she's excited, which made water splash out the top of all of our cups. It was a lot of fun and all, but there's no chance of her rocking this baby.

Also, did I mention that this table was FREE --- all FREE???

And now I'll shut up for the next couple of pictures.

wooden spool dining table room grey wainscoting chartreuse doors

wooden spool dining table room grey wainscoting chartreuse doors

Those of you with kids may be wondering how we keep the table clean. The kids all use placemats now, and I actually vacuum the table off.  I give it a good scrub down every now and again, and so far it's been fine.

wooden spool dining table room grey wainscoting chartreuse doors

I also finally got all the throw pillows I want for the window seat on the other side of the room.

window seat built in bookshelves record collection plants throw pillows

window seat built in bookshelves record collection plants throw pillows

This room is so, so close to being all put together. There are just a couple of things missing -- most notably something on the wall between the two doors.

wooden spool dining table room grey wainscoting chartreuse doors

And I'm now realizing while looking at these pictures that I really should paint the plate behind Woo's new Nest thermostat.

This room's come quite a long ways from this (don't you think?).

wooden spool dining table room grey wainscoting chartreuse doors

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10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! (blog and dining room, although the dining room wins :)) I was a little afraid I was wrong about the background, but the pictures really pop without it. Do you like the Nest? I've been quite tempted but it's so spendy.

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  2. Anonymous14.2.13

    LUV! There is nothing more important in a dining space than a table that fits everyone & their friends & enough food to fill everyone's belly! Great project. Free is good.

    Danielle

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  3. I do really love the dining room (and I'm trying to suppress my inner jealousy over your window seat - I NEED one). Sorry I made no comments about blog design - I'm wretched at those kinds of things. I think it's nice!

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  4. What a great job you both did with the table and the room..so fresh and upbeat...Enjoy it! I really love all the character you have in that house..wonderful!

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  5. Oh my goodness, it turned out SO chic! Loe the colors, and that table looks so wise...does that make sense? haha. It just seems like a wise, commanding piece. Nice work!

    -Britt (zealouslyzika.com)

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  6. This room is gorgeous! I adore everything about it and the table is awesome!

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  7. the table turned out so good! i love the color and it fits perfectly in your dining room. i'm sure you appreciate the durability of it too. well done!

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  8. Wow, just saw your post over on apt therapy, this is gorgeous!! And thanks for the sweet words on my blog, they mean a lot to me :) xx

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    1. Thank you, Caro! And no problem -- best of luck!

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  9. it looks great. love the color palette.

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