Jul
9

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I’m super excited to say we built our first DIY farmhouse kitchen table! After looking at dozens of stores I could not find what I was looking for. They were either too big or too small for our space. The tables were also never the right color. I wanted white legs and a dark top. After not finding the look I wanted, I knew I would either have to refinish a piece or build something. We finished this piece for under $100. Yea baby!!

With the help of my hubs we built this awesome table one Friday night. It only took a few hours to assemble and then we painted it the next day. I’m in love with how it turned out! It was surprisingly not as hard as I thought it would be.



DIY farmhouse kitchen table on iheartnaptime.com

I love the dark wood against the white wood. Now I’m tempted to build a side table! It’s addicting!

DIY farmhouse kitchen table on iheartnaptime.com

DIY farmhouse kitchen table tutorial

build your own kitchen table

Supplies: 

  • 4 wooden table legs (29 inches)
  • 2 – 2×4  (8 feet long)
  • 2 – 1×2 (8 feet long)
  • 7 – 2×6 (72″ long)
  • 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2″ finish nails
  • wood glue
  • dark walnut stain
  • pure white paint in satin finish

Tools we had on hand:

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Circular saw if you have one  (Lowes cut down all the wood for free)
  • Kreg Jig Kit (this kit is amazing and made our job easier, but you could also use a )
  • Drill
  • Sander

Instructions:

 

DIY farmhouse table plans

You can find the step by step plans for this DIY farmhouse kitchen table on Ana White’s website. I fell in love with the table below. If you’ve never seen her website before, go and check it out. She has SO many tutorials on how to build furniture.

DIY farmhouse table

Find the exact measurements and directions for this table HERE. I did not use the thick legs (although I LOVE them) because they were $100 EACH and at that price I would rather just buy a kitchen table. ;) They are amazing though! I found my legs at Lowes for $15 a piece making the cost of this table less than $100! Wahoo! Luckily I had leftover white paint, so all I needed to buy was the stain. I also already had a bench from Walmart, so I bought another one on sale for $40. It would have cost me around that to make one, so I figured it was easier to just buy it. I’m all about saving where I can!

I’m in love with the end results and we are enjoying our new kitchen table! Here’s a few more pic’s from around the dining area.

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So what do you think?! I hope you love it as much as I do!  Make sure to check out the full set of free plans over at Ana White’s website!

And a big thanks to Lowe’s for sponsoring this post and allowing me to be a Lowe’s Creator!  If you want even more inspiration, check out the projects by other Lowe’s Creators or download the Lowe’s Creative Ideas app on the iphone and ipad.  Also, for even more inspiration consider following Lowe’s on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

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Thanks for reading! Have a great day!

*UPDATE*

Many of you have asked on facebook and instagram what color of yellow the walls are. After digging around in the basement I found the color the original owner used. YAY! It looks like it was Honey Blush from Sherwin Williams with extra white. See the exact formula below. Oh and the chandelier is from Pottery Barn and the benches are from Walmart. :)

honey blush yellow paint color

 

Disclosure: I am part of the Lowe’s Creative Team and was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to create this project.  All opinions are 100% mine. Thanks for supporting these sponsors that allow me to create new and special content for I Heart Nap Time.

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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71 Responses to “DIY farmhouse kitchen table”

  1. Sarah

    Ack! It didn’t let me type before I hit “add comment”. I am in LOVE with your table. The wood top is perfection! I’ve been telling my husband that when we buy a house, he’ll be building me a dining room table, so I’m happy to have another tutorial to share with him! (I’m sure he’ll be delighted too ;) )
    Sarah

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  2. Timmi

    oops! You can delete that first one! I can’t believe how well the benches match the table, I thought you made them to match and had to take a second look when I saw you bought them, awesome job.

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  3. Sara

    I love how your table work turned out :) There is nothing better than decorate your house with things you have done yourself. I also made some little renovations to my dining table recently, so I share your joy :)

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    • Jamielyn

      It definitely is doable and such a fun project! Ana White gives really great instructions that help all along the way! Good luck! :)

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  4. rebecca lopez

    Love it! That’s what I’m doing with our table soon! I have a farmhouse style table but the top is shot and in one solid piece, so I luckily just have to remove that and replace it with the 2 x 6′s. We want benches too. You said you got them at walmart, were they black before? I will have to check them out they would be perfect since our table doesn’t fit with chairs in our kitchen dining area.

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  5. Cristen

    Would you mind linking to the benches? I assume you sanded and stained them as well? The table looks AMAZING. Found the link while looking for a farm table. Wondering if I could do this myself.

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  6. Denise

    We just had our 5th baby and have officially outgrown out table!! I would love to make this, any tips on making this an 8 person table?? Awesome table!!!

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    • Jamielyn

      Hmm…you could just add 2 feet on the length of the table. Also, on Ana White’s website, she has plans for different tables that will set 8! Hope that helps! :)

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  7. Amy

    You did an amazing job! My husband and I thought we would do the same, but after pricing the table legs at our Lowe’s I’m not so sure now. They are $30 piece!

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  8. Nina

    I love the color of your table and we’ve just finished building our first farmhouse table based off of Ana White’s plans! How did you get your stain to go so dark? Did you just do a lot of coats? Thanks!

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  9. Tammy Linskey

    Great Job! Looks Amazing!!! I am curious how has the white paint held up to to high traffic area and your adorable kiddies? I am thinking of doing the same but wondering if it will get dirty, chipped,etc.

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Tammy! It has held up pretty well. It gets some finger prints and scratches, but I think it gives it a nice rustic look! Eventually I will probably touch it up with a thin paint brush! :)

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  10. Jennifer Harrell

    How well is the bench holding up? I’m reading reviews on the matching table and everyone complains that the wood is soft, I’m assuming the bench is made of the same material? I have 3 kiddos so durability is super important but would also not like to spend a fortune :)

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Jennifer! I actually bought the benches from Walmart and stained the top. I have two little kiddos and they are very durable! :)

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  11. Kristen

    Hi! I purchased the same benches that you did so I’m curious exactly how you sanded and stained them. After speaking to a few people they recommended poly shades satin with more poly on top due to the amount of sanding that would be required to get to the wood. Did you sand to the original wood and then stain? If so, how did you sand it and how long did it take. Thank you!

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Kristen! I sanded the top of the bench lightly to get the shine off and then I stained over it! I did a couple layers of the stain, so it took about 2 hours!

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  12. Heather

    I am curious what the name of the white is on your table. I have tried two and still don’t like it. Also, what did you use to finish it. I already have the stain but what top coat did you use? I’m looking something to really hold up to the kiddos. Did you use silicone in the grooves of the table?

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Heather! The paint I used is called Pure White by Sherwin Williams! Also, I used Minwax Polycrylic as my top coat. I didn’t use silicone in the grooves of the table, but you could…or you could use wood filler! Hope that helps! :)

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  13. Brandie

    I have priced tables similar to this and they run about $600. My husband and I will be tackling this project very soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Jamielyn

      When we were looking for a bigger kitchen table thats what we were seeing too! We decided it would be much cheaper to make our own and it was really fun to build it together! :)

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  14. Jen Swanger

    Your table is beautiful and the basic premise of what I would like mine to look like. My husband and I are in the process of building our first (and hopefully forever) farmhouse table and chairs and benches. I, of course, will be in charge of sanding, staining, and painting and I am curious as to what sort of Poly you used or would recommend on top and how many coats? My MIL suggested shellac/decopage (like they use on wooden bar tops) and that seemed a bit too much to me. When we did our own floors in our first house, I used a floor-specific Poly that seemed to hold up well with the foot traffic and pets, but is it overkill for a table? I have 3 kids so getting a topcoat that isn’t easily phased is pretty important to me. Also, do you need to poly over the painted sections as well? Any advice or help in this area would be immensely appreciated. Thank you so much!

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Jen! I used Minwax Polycrylic for my finish and I just did 1 coat. It has held up pretty well with my kids, but there are the occasional scruffs. I like the rustic look though, so you could definitely find something that will hold up better! I didn’t poly over the painted sections, just on the wood. Good luck building your table, it definitely is a process but you will be so happy with the results when you are done! :)

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  15. Chelsea

    Hi! Can you tell me the all the dimensions of this table? I know it is shown above but some of the numbers aren’t clear, I can barely make them out and don’t wanna just guess because I would like to convert to a smaller table.
    Thanks!

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Chelsea! I just measured my table and the top of the table is 38 inches by 65 inches and the height is 31 inches! Hope that helps! :)

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  16. Randi

    Where did you find the table legs? I find that not many stores carry nice table legs any more. Thanks!

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  17. Jen M.

    Love this table! You said in the comments that you didn’t use silicone to fill in the cracks. Do you have trouble with food/crumbs getting caught in the cracks?

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  18. Kelli

    I love this table! I havea table I love now but I just want to take the top off and do my own. I have one question though. What are you putting in the cracks if anything to prevent crumbs and food from getting stuck? I read silicone on your link but what is that?! Thank you!

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    • Jamielyn

      Hi Kellie! Yes, I used silicone. You can find it at Lowe’s in the section by the glues. You could also use wood filler! :)

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