We've needed a new dining table for several years now. Our old one was a bit worse for the wear. It's just been one of those things that I've put off in favor of other more pressing projects. Until now.
Read more after the break...
This post is sponsored by Home Depot and Procter & Gamble as part of the Bounty Challenge. When I was asked to take part, I knew exactly what project I wanted to tackle. A new dining table!
I have had this project pinned on my Pinterest "must makes" board for.ev.ah. It is from a plan drawn up by my good friend Ana White (perhaps you've heard of her). And since you can find the plans on her site - here's the link - I'm not going to rehash how we made the whole table. I will tell you that we made the table about 8" wider than the plans, and about a foot shorter in length, but other than that we followed the plans. And I will show you a bunch of photos!
If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen a few teaser photos of this project. Like the day we went to Home Depot to pick up all of our supplies.
We measured and cut down the wood, and then transported it up to my cute Papa's house because he has all the right kinds of tools for a project like this one. He basically built the table and then delivered it back to me to finish it up.
I sanded that puppy until it was beautiful and smooth, and then we stained it with Minwax's Classic Gray. This is where the bounty came in handy, because boy can staining be messy! And you know what? It works really well for wiping away the excess stain.
Check out the grain on that table top...soooo pretty! I decided to give the legs two coats of stain which made them more opaque, but I like the fact that they are a little darker - the overall effect is lovely! The entire project cost just $150!
I'm so excited to have a brand-spankin'-new table in my dining room - the only problem is that now I've got ideas swirling in my head for an entire dining room makeover. Such is the life of a DIY-er/Designer/Blogger. Am I right?
Today, the good folks at Home Depot and Procter & Gamble have offered to give one lucky reader of The Shabby Nest a $250 gift card to use on supplies for your own DIY project - and two rolls of Bounty paper towels so you can clean up after yourself. Lol!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post! The giveaway will remain open until Tuesday, July 2 at 11:59 MST. Good luck!
This post was sponsored by The Home Depot and Procter& Gamble but the opinions expressed in the post are 100% mine.
Have a great day~