MY OLD DINING TABLE
This is a photo of our old dining room table. We bought it many years ago and it now just looks boring and dated. What I do love about this table are the hidden extensions, and because of that reason alone I considered keeping it. But honestly, I just no longer like the overall look, and it’s only partly solid wood the rest is veneer so it just wasn’t worth saving.
I started looking for a new dining table and found a few I liked, but West Elm’s Emmerson table ranked at the top of my list.
Unfortunately, the $1300 price tag (and that doesn’t include tax or shipping!) ranked at the bottom of my list.
After not finding anything I liked in my budget, I decided I had no choice but to make my own dining room table.
I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend! I have spent every waking hour of this weekend either at my son’s soccer tournament or trying to finish up this project for my dining room. I’m finally done and ready to share it!
Whenever I sit down to redesign a room, I focus on coming up with a design that would be my ideal room and then I figure out a way to make it work with my budget. Well, I knew right away that my ideal dining room would include a mid-century modern credenza.
Have you seen these beauties?
vintage mid-century modern credenzas
Ok, let me wipe the drool off my computer… I’ve loved mid-century modern furniture ever since I studied it in some classes I took in college, but that was back in the 90’s (yes, I’m old 🙁 ). Mid-century modern (MCM) designs have become quite trendy recently and it seems everyone who owns a MCM credenza has picked up on that. So now these credenzas easily sell for $1000 and up!
Yeah, that’s too rich for me so to the drawing board I went. What I had in my dining room was this sideboard we purchased like 10 to 15 years ago.
It was rather dated looking and just boring to me. But I wondered if there was some way I could give it a makeover and turn it into more of an interesting piece with some nods to the amazing MCM credenza.