As you all know, I like changing things up a little bit. Not too big of changes, but enough of a change to make me happy. We use to have a pub height dining table, which we still have, but was replaced by this nice farmhouse dining table when we moved into our new house. I love this table, absolutely adore it. But.... haha. You know what comes next, right? It was time for change. I've changed pretty much our whole house a couple of times, but the only constant has been the dining room. The table can sit 8 with the chairs they came with, but in reality, two bums can fit on one chair, they are huge! So, when we have more people over than anticipated, it can easily seat up to 16. The curves of the table are also glorious, and the color is beautiful....getting off track ;) ...sadly, I lost my sd card so this is the best picture I could find of it:
Pinterest board to see what I mean. Although I don't have many on there, but you get the point. I've been wanting to make a new white farmhouse table for the dining room for a year or so now, but I have no place to put the table we currently have. I don't want to paint it, it won't fit downstairs in the basement, I like it too much to part ways with it.....so....
I used the sturdiness of the table, and just gave it- should we call it- a wooden table clothe for decoration???
Well, then my husband says....its not that bad, but it just looks like you placed wood on top of the table. ....cue me..'duh hun, thats exactly what I did.'
haha. anyway. That got me thinking. Why not make 'legs' for my faux table 'tablecloth'. Make it look like a real table???
I simply measured the height I needed to cover and the width I would need to cover the existing legs. Then drew an outline of a leg I thought might work on some cardboard. Cut it out, put it on the table to see if it would work. Totally didn't...so I did this about three or four times to get the right curve.
I'm going through this backwards, I know. But just to cover all my bases.
I secured them with a "Z" pattern as I did on my barn door.
.....then came the husband saying that looks like wood on a table....and the aforementioned table 'legs' :)...see, we came in full circle.