We originally intended to purchase a dining room table, but were not able to find the perfect one for our lake home! Since several family members are very handy, we decided to construct our own. After several weeks of sawing, sanding, painting, and antiquing, the dining room table is complete! The rustic farmhouse style was inspired by Anna White's DIY blog. Various modifications, such as removing one of the pedestals and beefing up the joinery, were incorporated to make the table fit perfectly in DCL @ Creekside #9's main floor space. The stain colors were a unique blend of Early American and Golden Pecan to match the hardwood floors. The legs and stringer (piece of wood that runs the length of the table to give it added support) were painted white and then antiqued to compliment the kitchen cabinets. The antique process consisted of sanding away various portions of the wood to give a more rustic look to the table legs and the stringer, with matching stain then applied and wiped off to complete the antique look.
Most of the dining room table was constructed in a family backyard in Garrett Park, MD. It was quite a feat to get the table, all its parts, and chairs to Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, MD - two-and-a-half hours away. All final touches and the antiquing process took place on the ground level patio where the hot tub is now! Much more enjoyable tasks when you have a beautiful view of the lake!
Lastly, we searched numerous stores and online outlets for the right dining rooms chairs for the farmhouse table. We finally found complementary white chairs with "X' backs at a great price from IKEA, along with gray cushions to make the chairs more comfortable for our guests. When we saw the matching children's stools, we couldn't resist these for our kids and our smaller guests that come to stay at Creekside #9!