DIY farmhouse kitchen table

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

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.

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Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. 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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Comments

  1. Kimberly Sneed posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:16 am (#
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    Looks amazing Jamielyn! Love the colors you chose too! xo

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  2. Sarah posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:48 am (#
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    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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    • Jamielyn replied on July 9th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks for commenting Sarah! It definitely was a fun project for me and my hubby for our new home!

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  3. Timmi posted on July 9, 2013 at 8:35 am (#
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    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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  4. natalie @ corduroydreams posted on July 9, 2013 at 10:39 am (#
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    I absolutely love this. I’ve been begging my husband to help me build one forever.

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  5. Christina @ The DIY Mommy posted on July 9, 2013 at 10:58 am (#
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    I love this! You did such an amazing job and I can’t believe you built it in an evening. Just beautiful!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 9th, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      Thanks Christina! Me and my hubs made a great team! :)

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  6. Andrea posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:27 am (#
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    looks amazing, I too love the contrast of the dark against the white! great table!

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  7. Sara posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:54 am (#
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    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 replied on July 9th, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      I agree Sara! I also love making things that cost less than they would to buy!

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  8. Glory/ Glorious Treats posted on July 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm (#
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    OOh, I love this so much!! We need a new dining table and this looks like it might actually be doable! Thanks for all the instructions!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 9th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      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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  9. Kristyn posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm (#
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    SOOO awesome!! I LOVE it! Way to go! :D And, of course, I LOVE the yellow walls. :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 9th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Kristyn! xo

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  10. Crystal posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm (#
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    Beautiful!! You did an amazing job!! Love it!!

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  11. JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:40 pm (#
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    You did an awesome job! I’m loving two toned furniture. and I love those chunky legs too!

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  12. rebecca lopez posted on July 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm (#
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    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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    • Jamielyn replied on July 10th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      I just included the link to the post, they were a light wood color before on top! :D

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  13. Cristen posted on July 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm (#
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    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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    • Jamielyn replied on July 10th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      I’ll link the benches right now! Yup, we sanded and stained the top!

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  14. Whitney posted on July 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm (#
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    WooHoooooo! Way to go girlie! LOVE it!! ;-)

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  15. Britany posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm (#
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    Great job Jamie!! Seriously I love it, tell Deric good job too! Miss you guys =)

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 10th, 2013 at 5:55 pm

      We miss you guys too!! Xo

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  16. Kelly posted on July 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm (#
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    I can’t believe this was only $100! I’m inspired to do something similar. Love it.

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  17. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims posted on July 12, 2013 at 9:58 am (#
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    This is so cool! I’m so super impressed with your skills!!!

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  18. Denise posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm (#
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    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 replied on July 29th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      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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  19. Steph posted on August 12, 2013 at 10:52 am (#
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    Where did you find that rug??? Been looking everywhere for that look! :)

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  20. Steph posted on August 12, 2013 at 10:56 am (#
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    Can you tell us where you got that rug?? Love it!!

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  21. Amy posted on August 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm (#
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    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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  22. Laura posted on August 27, 2013 at 1:53 am (#
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    What are the dimensions of your benches?

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    • Jamielyn replied on August 27th, 2013 at 5:35 pm

      The dimensions are 48.0 x 14.0 x 18.0 (LxWxH)

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  23. Amy posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#
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    Can you tell me where you purchased your light fixture above the table?

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  24. Lyn posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm (#
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    I can only hope and pray that I can get up to the standard that you aspire to. Beautiful furniture.

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 26th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks for your comment Lyn. It is so rewarding when you can make a piece of furniture that you love! :)

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  25. amanda posted on December 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm (#
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    do you have a link to walmart benches? I couldnt find them how much were they? its beautifuL!!!!

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  26. Celsey W posted on January 11, 2014 at 8:37 pm (#
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    Did you just use a poly after staining the top?

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 31st, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Yes…I used a Minwax Polycrylic Coat!

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  27. Katie posted on January 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm (#
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    Love this table! And love your flooring! Could I ask where it’s from? And what’s it called?

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 31st, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Yeah definitely. It is from Build Direct and it’s called Texas Brown engineered wood! I love it! :)

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  28. Nina posted on February 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm (#
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    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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    • Jamielyn replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Nina! Yes, I just did 2-3 coats and it gets a lot darker! :) Enjoy your table, we love ours!!

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  29. Tammy Linskey posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:59 am (#
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    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 replied on March 12th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      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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  30. Jennifer Harrell posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:06 am (#
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    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 replied on March 3rd, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      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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  31. Kristen posted on March 8, 2014 at 4:37 pm (#
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    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 replied on March 26th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      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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  32. Heather posted on April 6, 2014 at 10:01 am (#
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    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 replied on May 14th, 2014 at 12:31 am

      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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  33. Brandie posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm (#
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    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 replied on April 21st, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      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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  34. Jen Swanger posted on April 22, 2014 at 9:57 am (#
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    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 replied on May 14th, 2014 at 12:35 am

      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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  35. Chelsea posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:34 am (#
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    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 replied on May 14th, 2014 at 12:59 am

      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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  36. Randi posted on May 14, 2014 at 9:02 am (#
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    Where did you find the table legs? I find that not many stores carry nice table legs any more. Thanks!

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 14th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Hi Randi! I found my legs at Lowes for $15 a piece!

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  37. Christine posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:06 am (#
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    What about the dimensions for the benches?

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  38. Jen M. posted on June 14, 2014 at 3:22 am (#
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    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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    • Jamielyn replied on July 23rd, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Hi Jen! I ended up using silicone! You could also use wood filler and it helps to keep the crumbs out! :)

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  39. Kelsie posted on June 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm (#
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    This is amazing! I was thinking of making a small side table with this same style. It’s on my to-do list, and I hope it turns out like yours! :)

    Here’s my most recent DIY:
    http://www.designlifediaries.com/2014/03/the-re-do-to-my-re-do.html

    I can’t wait to start this next one!

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    • Jamielyn replied on July 2nd, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      A side table would be darling! Thanks for stopping by Kelsie! :)

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  40. Kelli posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:59 am (#
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    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 replied on July 23rd, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      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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  41. Sasha posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm (#
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    Love the table.  Do you have plans for the bench too? 

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  42. Nancy Jane posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:57 am (#
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    This is awesome! I just started looking on how to make a DIY farm table and I found your page on pinterest.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 11th, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Thanks Nancy! It was a fun project with my husband! I definitely couldn’t have done this one alone. :)

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  43. Tom Mullin posted on August 23, 2014 at 12:58 am (#
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    I LIKE YOUR THIN LEGS (ON YOUR TABLE) SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE CLUMPY ONES  OF THE ORIGINAL. THE THICKER ONES ON THE BENCHES LOOK PRETTY GOOD THOUGH. THE CONTRAST OF THE TWO, WHEN TOGETHER, LOOK REALLY NICE TO ME. YOU DID A REALLY GOOD JOB!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 11th, 2014 at 12:41 am

      Thank you Tom! :)

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