How-To: Rustic Table

1 Jun


My husband and I are have been planning on doing some updates to our kitchen for a while now and, when I found this table on Pintrest (just click the picture to visit her awesome blog!), I knew that this had to be our new kitchen table. We both absolutely loved the rustic, country feel and, since my husband is such an awesome handyman, I knew that he could build it without any problem.

Ike had originally planned on building the table from scratch including the legs and frame. However, we were lucky enough to stumble upon an old table with really pretty legs and fun drawers! I was thrilled! If you want to complete a similar project, here is what you will need from Home Depot:

2×8 boards cut in length to fit your salvaged table (around $3.00)
Minwax Wood Finish in whatever color you like ($5.00)
A sponge applicator ($1.50)
Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane (around $10.00)
Paint Brush ($2.50)
Salvaged Table with sturdy legs and frame that you like (Ike’s Dad gave this table to us, so search Craig’s List and Yard Sales and hunt one down for cheap!)

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This is what the table looked like when we first got it and after Ike had removed the legs. Clearly a fun table, but in need of some improvements.

After removing the legs, Ike also removed the top, drawers and supporting beams.

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Then he began staining the boards.


His helpers 🙂


Finally, the newly stained boards were reattached using the same hardware that was taken out of the old table. We didn’t even have to buy new bolts and screws!


Then the legs were reattached.

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It turned out better than I could have even hoped!

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Ike added a satin finish polyurethane for the finishing touch!


Now that it is finished, I’m so excited to work on our other projects that we have planned for the kitchen! I can’t wait to see what it looks like when complete! Ike did such a great job on this table and it only took him a few hours to finish! He is so handy to have around! 🙂 I’m hoping to find some different chairs down the road and I would love an old, farmhouse bench for one side!


Have a question or comment? Just leave it below!



5 Responses to “How-To: Rustic Table”

  1. Kristen Van Loon June 1, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    What a good idea! I’d have never known that this wasn’t built from scratch!

    • dannigirl2013 June 1, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      Thank you! Using the frame and legs from that old table just made it come together so much faster!

  2. moneyortime June 1, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Lovely. We are thinking of doing the same thing. You post has motivated me to start looking for a good table base 🙂

    • dannigirl2013 June 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

      Aw! Great! I’m so glad you like it and good luck hunting for an old table! Sometimes that part is the most fun!

  3. Stephanie June 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Gorgeous! Awesome job!

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