This is our beautiful dining room set that Thomas built from scratch over several months!
After we moved into our house last year, we decided it was time to invest in a dining table and chairs. My parents' 20 something year old table served us well, but we were ready to move on from our five mismatched chairs. We searched high and low, but were not able to find anything that we both loved and that was within our budget.
We came across a furniture store where the salesman tried to persuade us into some very expensive Amish made furniture, sharing names of apparently top notch brands, and telling us that none of our friends would have the same table because they are all custom made. We couldn't help but laugh because he was giving that pitch to the wrong people. We wouldn't know one brand from another, and we could not care less if other people have the same table as us!
Needless to say, we had a hard time shopping. I started looking at pictures of farmhouse tables online, and jokingly, but also a little bit seriously, suggested to Thomas that he could just build us a table. He took a look at some table plans, said "I can do that," and got straight to work.
I am so impressed by how he took on this project for our family and amazed by his dedication and persistence. I'm still in awe that our beautiful table started out as pieces of wood that Thomas put together!
It's so special knowing that Thomas made us something that will serve our family for years to come. The dining area is such an important part of our home. Both of us come from families who ate around the table together every night, and we make dinner at the table a priority with our own little family every single night. We relax after work, talk and laugh about our days, and spend a lot of time there praying and dreaming about our future. It seems fitting that our table now holds sentimental value because Thomas built it.
And hey, Thomas said we did end up with some custom made, Tom-ish furniture...without a high price tag too! ;)
In case you're crazy enough to tackle this project too, here are links to the plans that Thomas modified to build ours:
- Farmhouse Table