DIY Harvest Table | Part 1

LAST UPDATED: Feb 14, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Oct 10, 2012 | By: Julie Blanner
Over the summer, I started dreaming about redoing my patio.  I began pinning {you’ve been there before, right?} and then realized, Fall is near and there is entirely too much to complete in the interior of  our home first, like the dining room.  Traditionally, my favorite room.
I started with this photograph from Kinfolk Magazine.  And then I had an idea!  What if I search for the perfect table, and make it work for both the dining room and patio?  Aha!  That will convince the husband that I’m not completely insane.  
I’ve always loved this harvest table from Williams Sonoma.  It’s clean, simple, rustic enough, without being too rustic.  The classic legs give it a more traditional feel.
Here is another example I have been admiring from Restoration Hardware for years.  But let’s be honest, $1,600 is far too expensive for an outdoor patio table. 
I have a beautiful dining room set that was my grandmother’s, then my mother’s, awaiting me at my sister’s house-in St. Louis.  Eventually, it will make it’s way to Kansas City.  But for now, I need a large dining table to entertain guests and fill the void in our dining room.  Our dining room currently only hosts a chest of drawers and my great grandmother’s piano.  Oh, and the most amazing crystal chandelier!
So, I started the Craigslist search and found a great, solid wood table {the heaviest I could find, according to Chris} with a leaf – at a mere $50, the project begins!  I don’t anticipate spending more than $75 total for the cost of table and supplies, a significant savings from the tables above, that won’t leave me feeling guilty when I allow it to weather on our patio – next summer.  For now, I have ordered the dining room chairs that will coordinate well with this table, and my mom’s set.  Here’s a sneak peek.  Sorry, I couldn’t put the table together myself-entirely too heavy to even scoot!
Stay tuned! Details to come later this week!