Somehow it totally slipped my mind to share our new dining room table! For those have been following along, I've been thinking about the Restoration Hardware Trestle table forever and kept trying to come up with a cheaper alternative that I still loved (read all about it here). Finally I broke down and shelled out the bucks for the one I wanted (which was extremely difficult for someone who loves secondhand furniture).
Once I found a 20% off coupon, I made the order and the table was here within a couple of weeks. It's exactly what I wanted and most importantly will now let us have festive dinners without the need for squeezing people onto folding tables or serving buffet style. (It gets even larger when I add in the extensions!)
This table is definitely not for everyone. It has a rough wood look and feel, its not sealed and doesn't have an ounce of shine if you want a more polished dining room. I knew all that going in and its exactly what I wanted for my house (I like the patina of old age even on new furniture).
Just thinking of the family drama, bad recipes and good times that will be shared over this table makes me smile.