My dining room is empty again.
I made this one a little smaller than usual; it was just 72 inches long rather than 78 inches. But it would still seat eight, thanks to the narrow pressed-back chairs I found and painted black to go with it.
The other side got a bench (modified from Ana White). I originally painted the bench a soft dill green, but I didn’t care for it much…so I painted black over the green, but used the Vaseline trick to give it a very chippy finish.
I call this table top a “modified breadboard.” Breadboard ends extend across the whole width of a top, but in this case I only made them for the middle three boards of the table. So the long side boards are the entire length of the table.
It just gives it a little different look, which I like.
I also played with a little white wash on this table. It makes it look a little gray-er, in my opinion, and adds to the look of age.
This may sound silly…but I’m excited that it’s gone, because now I get to build another one I am actually working on a HUGE custom table for someone right now, and it’s nice that I’ll have the space to photograph it before it goes to its new home! But then…I get to figure out what to do next…for ME…
…at least for a little while!
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