My poor husband sat with me through several furniture store visits and countless pinterest and internet searches. By the time we reached the final store, we were both ready to find something we loved. Building a house comes with so many decisions and when it came to the dining table, I was just hoping I would find something quicker! I have a tendency to come up with an idea in my head of exactly what I want but then not be able to find it anywhere in real life. Does this happen to anyone else? Please tell me I'm not alone! So in my head I had created this amazing table with reclaimed wood top, white farmhouse legs and mismatched chairs. Well turns out you can actually find the table in my head, just not in our budget!
So by the time we made it to the final furniture store and looked through hundreds of pages of options, I was frustrated. Why couldn't I find anything even close to what I was looking for. It wasn't until the sales person suggested we take a look at the stores sale section that it all started to come together. Truthfully I think She was sick of looking through books too and could tell we weren't getting any close to making a decision. Well the sale section became my new best friend. They ended up having a table top that we could purchase for just $40 because the legs had been damaged! The table even came with two extra leaves to add to each end to provide even more seating space. For $40 we decided to take it and we figured even if it didn't end up working for us, we could sell it for at least $40.
We ended up purchasing farmhouse table legs from Osborne Wood Products, Inc. through their website and ordered chairs out of a catalog at the furniture store. Once the chairs arrived, we took one to the paint store where they color matched the white. We then used the same color to paint the farmhouse legs. And when I say we, I mean Dan. And yes, as you can tell from the photos, he had to do all of this in his parent's storage unit because we were still living in one bedroom of a friend's house waiting for our new home to be finished. That was such a fun time . . . not.
One of the things I knew I wanted with the table was a bench. After searching several different catalogs at furniture stores and looking at tons of different stores I finally found ours and I love it! I may eventually move it to another space in the house and buy two more matching chairs so that we have additional seating when we have more people over, like for holidays. But for now, I am so happy with how it all looks!