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Our New Farmhouse Table


When we bought all of out new furniture from IKEA, we bought all black. I thought it would be a good choice because it would match some of our remaining furniture. But, I hated it! Our apartment felt so dark and hard. So we started replacing everything! And we started with a new table!

As an early birthday present, Jack’s parents build us our very own custom farmhouse style dining table! After hours of search online tutorials and pins, I came up with a design that incorporated different elements of tables that I liked.

Here are some of the photos from the building process.

Jack’s dad built a matching bench for one side of the table and we bought dining chairs for the other side. I love the combination of the two because it’s somewhat eclectic without being over the top and cheesy. And, I have this vision of little kiddos sitting on the bench coloring and eating mac and cheese.

And, here is the finished product:

I decided to go with a weathered grey stain because I wanted my table to be unique and different from all of the other farmhouse tables I see on Pinterest. And check out the adorable LOVE sign that I made for our dining room! So cute right?

For the rest of the apartment, I have just a few pictures to show out updated decor!

Our color scheme is navy, aqua, white and obviously grey. I still have some picture frames that need painting, but it’s been to cold to paint outside. So please ignore the black frames (they will be white eventually). And check out the gorgeous afghan that my mother-in-law made me for Christmas! I am so in love with it!

Lastly, Calvin says hello to everyone! Calvin has loved all of the cuddles that come along with this cold winter. He is getting very comfortable playing with kids, and he especially loves when they drop food on the floor for him. And his latest favorite treats are carrots and salami!