DIY Farmhouse Table

Before we moved to this house, we knew we were going to need some sort of table in the kitchen since it has a small eat in area. We did some shopping around and I found the perfect farmhouse table, but it was WAY out of our budget. Brandon, being the handy guy he is, says “I could make this table myself.” I said PERFECT and he got to work.

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I found this plan (side note: I want to make all of the things on her site) and Brandon had all of the lumber already from an old corn crib that they tore down. He took a planer to the old looking boards, and it made them look brand new! I couldn’t believe the difference. He modified the legs from the plan to make them all the same, and instead of painting it, we varnished it to keep as much of the original wood color as we could.

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before varnishing

It took him just a couple of nights to complete it all. Mostly because a LOT of the things he needed were at our OTHER shed in town. We will forever and always have to run to the shed for stuff, I am convinced.

Then the next thing was chairs. Oh, chairs. How I wish hindsight would kick in before it was, well, hindsight.

I found really pretty farm house style chairs online at Target. $99 for 2 chairs. Done and done. They arrived, and all four of those chairs were in individual pieces. I saved money, but definitely not time! It took Brandon a whole evening, but the chairs are all together and they were just what I envisioned.

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It fits perfectly in the kitchen nook area, and I love that we can eat in here sometimes and not always in the dining room. This table so far as been really easy to keep clean, and even more fun that Brandon built it himself for our home.

Next DIY project on the list is our headboard– made out of more of the corn crib boards! Stay tuned!


  1. says

    SO well done! LOVE that you guys did it all yourselves and what special meaning it holds coming from corn cribs and Brandon being a farmer. TRUE Farmhouse Table. 😉

  2. Lori Leggett says

    Count your blessings!! Not all men are ” Handymen” so glad I snagged one, myself!!
    Table looks awesome!! Love reading your blog, Julie!!!!:)


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