DIY Dining Room Table Ideas

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Have you been pining over all of the gorgeous dining room tables in catalogs like Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware? Well, a dining table is actually a relatively easy DIY project, even for a beginner. Consider a trip to the hardware store instead of the mall; you’ll save money and your DIY dining room table will be a personalized conversation piece.

Farmhouse Table

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Via Shanty2Chic

At Modernize, we are obsessed with farmhouse tables but we are not such big fans of the high price tag that usually comes along with them. Here you can find step-by-step directions to build your own farmhouse table. This project does require a decent amount of tools, so find a neighbor or friend with a workshop or garage and see if you can come hang out there for a weekend.

Paint Your Table

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Via Centsational Girl

Living with a dining table that has seen better days? We’ve all been there and I’m sure many of us have wondered if we could just paint the darn thing. While painting a dining table seems a bit scary, it is definitely doable. Check out this tutorial for inspiration and directions.

Stencil It!

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Via The 36th Avenue

Maybe you already have a table that you love but it just seems a little boring. We love this idea of creating a custom stencil for your table to really make it stand out in your home. This DIYer stenciled the family name on the table and it looks amazing!

Simple and Modern

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Via A Beautiful Mess

Here’s another DIY table that you can make from a pile of wood and some hardware. This basic design has a nice modern feel and isn’t as complicated to build as the farmhouse table. Check out Elsie’s tutorial for all of the details!

About Bryn Huntpalmer
Bryn Huntpalmer is a writer for Modernize, a website that connects contractors of all specialties to homeowners looking for home improvement services.  Head to Modernize to find inspiration and other tips and tricks for your next home improvement project.

Note: This is a guest post; the views and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of Redfin.

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