If you remember back when I was still dreaming of our table, I was considering hiring a guy to build it for us. Well, after talking to him and going back and forth, we decided to build ourselves, and by we, I mean the husband, and by ourselves, I mean himself.
We were quoted $1500 for the table and bench, I thought his pricing was a little much considering I knew what he charged for a standard table and he was charging much more than included the special kind of legs I wanted. We knew we could build for MUCH less.
I started with printing off Ana White's husky farmhouse table plans and giving them to the hubby - he tweaked them a little and we didn't follow exactly but it was definitely the foundation of our project.
Here is our new farmhouse table!! Isn't she beautiful!!!!!!!!???
I am still so in love every time I walk in this room and see her!! I don't think I could ever get tired of this table (at least I hope I don't!)
It was a lot of work for my hubby and he managed to squeeze in working on it on the weekends and still give his attention to me and the kids. I am so grateful he built me my dream table! Saving money was of course a plus, but just having such a nice piece of furniture that we can tell people my hubby made us is so rewarding!
I ended up ordering these chairs from Amazon - I wanted solid wood black chairs and also didn't want to spend more than the table :)
Now if I only I can get around to showing off the rest of our house...maybe by Christmas :)