we've made a wee bit of progress with the dining table...
of all the plans we were scouting out, we ultimately decided on ana white's farmhouse table. we liked the shape the best and it doesn't seem that difficult (for fish) to build.
we were having a hard time deciding between regular ol' dimensional lumber or springing for the nice stuff. we ended up doing a combination: pine for the legs and super-beautiful white oak for the tabletop.
the meager pile of wood in our garage looks so tiny compared to fish's last project, K's big boy loft bed. believe it or not, this is ALL of the wood needed for the table.
we forgot to get lumber for a bench for one side of the table, but it's in the plans.
although i love (LOVE) gray-stained furniture, it seems more appropriate for a bedroom or living room. i definitely want more of a traditional color on our dining table...but i want to see what gray layered over a traditional color will look like.
we've also started looking at chairs. i think a white molded plastic, metal, or basketweave chair would look best in our yellow and white polka-square dining room. for obvious reasons (toddler. baby.), i think we should steer clear of white fabric...though i'm still open to it if it's easy to clean. fish doesn't have a preconceived idea of what he wants.
as for shape, i'm not really into traditional dining chairs. instead, i prefer styles similar to this or this or this with a farmhouse style table.
here are some chairs i'm drawn to so far:
any stand outs?
you can follow along with more of my dining room musings on pinterest!