Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The big 'ol table

I have always wanted a huge dinning room table.  I love to have friends and family over for dinner.  When we have our big family gatherings there are 10 adults and 10 children (so far).  That is just Pop and Grammy's bunch.  Not to mention our large extended families on both sides. 

Combine my love for cooking with my love for people and you have a fantastic reason for a big table.

Our new place will allow room for my dream table.  EJ talked to a local furniture maker and it looks like my dream is going to come true!  I'm not sure yet what it will look like.  (I still need to look at ideas)  However, I do know that it will seat at least 14...maybe up to 18.

I am thinking something like this...

Now for the chairs...I really want to purchase mismatched chairs second hand.  Then I want to paint them the same color and recover the seats with the same material.  Here are some ideas:

It will take forever to do that many chairs but it will be worth it!


  1. Maybe you should do a couple of benches, too! That might save you some effort and allow for more little hineys to be around the table! I can't wait to come to dinner!

  2. Love, love, love the table!!! Don't worry, Farm Chick, as many handy/crafty sisters you have (along with Handy Grammy) we'll whip out a bunch of unique chairs in no guess is that Grandma Mac and some of our crafty friends see your idea, they will want to join in on the fun as well! :-)

  3. Nice! I have to say that I love the huge table and the mismatched chairs are awesome!! That's totally something I would want to do :-) Can't wait to find out more about your new house!

  4. Looks VERY similar to our mini version which seats 10. Our bar also seats 10! LOVE LOTS OF PEEPS! Can we come over for dinner?? :) I'm serious!

  5. So cute - love the chair idea!!
    And you should post some of the recipes you use when you cook for your big family! We're constantly having groups of students over for dinner so I'm always on the lookout for good recipes to cook for crowds

  6. if i can come over for a meal, i'll help you paint those bad boys. LOVE IT!! :)