Hey yall! Happy 38 frickin days before Christmas….oh my goodness….game on am I right?!?! We had a great weekend here…celebrated my friends 40th bday on Friday…and lots of lounging to recover on Saturday and Sunday. I did get to work yesterday a bit and started to decorate. I’m keepin it simple this year….and it’s looking real nice:) I’ll share a fun project with you this week that I made yesterday. I used the very last piece of my old fence part-–that little fence made 3 projects for my house! Never pass one up!
I have told you about the house that I worked on with Mark Simpson Builders a few times….And I wanted to share with you a few pictures of the completed home. It really turned beautiful. The newly married couple just moved in last week….and before the closing I popped in to take a few pictures. It is always fun to see new products…and even just reworking some products that have been around forever.
The exterior colors are Delicate White (PPG paint), Crazin Cranberry door (ppg), and Trim is Flagstone (ppg paint).
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
No no no—- I have not started decorating for Christmas! You know that my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and I can not skip over that! However my friends at At Home store asked me to share with you some of their best of lines from the At Home Christmas Decor that they have in stores this year. There are over 15 different themes that they have set up their stores and it makes it really quite simple to decorate your spaces for the holidays.
The other day I had probably the most difficult discussion with my husband in our 19 years of marriage. It was a topic that has been weighing on my heart for some time now. I’ve had visions of how to approach it and the delicate words that need to be strung together for the conversation to go just right. It was a warm Saturday afternoon. We had just gotten back from walking are pup. Carelessly laughing about something random. This was my opportunity. I needed to get it off my chest……
I told you all last week about the table situation in our dining area. We were able to bring home our new handcrafted table late last week and we are completely loving it! It fits the space so much better than the other table. We got it locally from a woodworker in Taylorsville, Kentucky. I found him at a local peddler’s mall and took his business card. If you are local….you can find them on the web at Hahn Country Woodworks . He was able to build a table exactly to our specifications. We are really loving how it turned out! Come and take a peek…..
I tried to take pics of several angles incase you may want to commission a woodworker in your local area. It really is simple construction….
He ended up using two pieces of reclaimed walnut and two pieces of maple reclaimed for the legs. I decided on a very rough whitewash finish for the legs.
Top is solid pine. It is stained Minwax walnut. The satin polyurethane finish makes it look older than it is—we didn’t want it real shiny. I told him that I would love to have some extensions that I could push into the ends so that during the busy holiday periods or if I had a bigger dinner party I could easily accommodate 12 people.
What we ended up doing is creating two 18 inch extensions for both sides that literally just slide into two holes that he fit on the ends. It really is fairly simple construction. (Stella is a fan too….such a big help she is….)
You might think that this is a really expensive option…but we thought the table was really affordable. We ended up selling our Pottery Barn table along with four parson chairs for $630. I bought this table for $650 dollars. And $200 of it was actually the extensions. The everyday size of the table is 90×38. With the extensions the table is 126…10.5 FEET of table for $650!!!!! Solid wood!!! Can you tell that I LOVE this!!!!
I bought the wooden chairs on Amazon (these are similar… Adeco Elm Wood Woven Rattan Vintage-Style Dining Chair Curved Leg Contrasting Back (Set of 2), Tan ….they are such a nice compliment….and actually quite comfy. My plan is to have slipcovers made for the parson chairs…maybe in this blue ticking fabric….still thinking on that…
If you are interested in having your own table made try looking at a local thrift shop or flea market and asking for a good carpenter. Most carpenters who do trim work also know of or do furniture themselves. Might be a good place to start.
Working on a centerpiece this weekend…can’t wait to share it! PS the new rug is from Homegoods;) Wall color is Constellation Ben Moore…here is the paint post:)
Thanks yall for sharing the Youtube of the lakehouse! So sweet!!! So we have had our dining room table for probably about 15 years. It fit in our old dining room pretty perfectly. It is a 60 by 60 table from Potterybarn that has (2) 12 inch extensions that I could plop into the center and make plenty of room for bigger crowds. It opened up nice and big for family Thanksgiving and really was the centerpiece in the dining room in the last house.
However, in this house the table is proving to be a bit too wide. Since we did away with a formal dining room in this house the kitchen table is our main eating area along with the island. I really wanted this eat in space to be casual but yet updated and kind of clean and simple. I set out to look for a local woodworker in our area that specializes in custom made furniture….
I found the perfect little wood shop to make our new table. I was able to specify the exact dimensions I wanted to which was great! The company is called Hahn Wood Working. They are located in Taylorsville, Kentucky. You may have seen some their pieces in local peddlers mall if you live in Louisville. They build tables out of solid wood (mostly pine and walnut) and will finish it to your specifications. We decided to have the base whitewashed and the top will be a dark finish (probably dark walnut) to complement our floors (the one pictured below is not our table…but one that they made….)
What I’m really pumped about is the extensions. I asked them to make me (2) 18 inch removable extensions that I can just secure on to the ends of the table for bigger parties. Like this idea below…. (found this pic online…source not found)
We decided to make the everyday size 90×40…so with the extensions the table will be 126 inches!! I am really excited to show you the finished table….We hope to be able to pick it up this week. We just sold the table we had in here…so we are all set! I am thinking of these chairs on the sides….and then for the ends of the table I’d like to find a couple cushy arm chairs….like this…. (source for wing chair)
I plan to do some more finishing touches in the kitchen this fall….still in need of a window treatment of some sort along with a rug ( Chairs (found these cool vintage ones in the photo above on Amazon:)
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