the latest project

unless you’ve been over to our house, you’re probably unaware of the fact that ike and i don’t have a proper dining table. since i was in college and ike was a bachelor before we got married, we brought a few things to the table but a dining table was not one of them (pun intended). we toyed with the idea of purchasing one, but never pulled the trigger on it because we knew our current living situation would be temporary, and we didn’t want to purchase a table for the small space. we’ve certainly made due by using an oversized desk (yikes), but once our nashville move was official, we started brainstorming a table!

we love the industrial look that’s becoming popular, but after some searching on the internet we found out that it’s a bit  lot out of our price range. having the handy husband that i do (he built our bed, after all), we decided to save the cash and build it ourselves! here’s some of our inspiration:

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you may recall a picture i posted on instagram a while back of our trip to the lumberyard where we chose a cypress wood for the tabletop:

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well it shamefully took us a few weeks to make any progress on the table because of insane schedules and a lack of tools, but thanks to a sweet neighbor who lent ike all the proper tools, we’ve made progress!

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and what would a project be without a little bit of humor?:Image

a few boards later and i think ike and i can add “woodworking” to our resumés! but seriously, i’ve truly enjoyed the process and i’m so glad we chose to DIY our dining table. ike and i have spent hours researching and designing the table, and even discussing future projects. i love being able to share this experience with him!

we hope to have the top built by next week so we can work on staining and sealing it. next time i’ll reveal what we designed for the base of the table! hint: it’s not made out of wood…

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