DIY: New trendy dining table in 1-2-3!

It seems that we have to wait quite some time for all our belongings that we have shipped from Los Angeles, so this weekend I had to be creative and handy(!), so we can have a “home” while we are waiting…
One of the things that I made this weekend was this dining table inspired by the lovely blog “Helt Enkelt”, and I´m very happy with the result. I got exactly the look that I wanted -rustic and cosy!

I got some old chairs from my mom, that I painted white. Cool, right?
Here is how our dining table looked like before when we lived in LA.
So what do you think? Have you made any furniture yourself before?

//Images: Nina Holst//

161 thoughts on “DIY: New trendy dining table in 1-2-3!

  1. Heimekjær

    tusen takk for koselig kommentar ♥ og WOW!! seie eg berre… så nydelig dette bordet blei..du er berre så kreativ!!*littmissunneligpådinekreativeevner*

    gleder meg ti lå se resten*

    ha en fin innredningsuke:)

    Klemmer fra Linda ♥

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  2. Kittys Paradis

    WOW, så fantastisk det ble!

    Flinka!!!

    Vi har hjemmelaget spisebord her i huset også. Får et spesielt forhold til det når det er “hjemmelaget” :)

    Kristine :)

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  3. kalanicut

    This is such am amazing project. You make it all look so easy! Gorgeous. I love your sense of style, it so so gorgeous, crisp,warm and welcoming. Well done!

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  4. Laura

    This is a very,very gorgeous place!!! I adore your DIY and every detail of this blog!!
    I was sure about it because I found you via my lovely Signe!
    Hope you’ll visit me!
    Laura@RicevereconStile

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  5. Anonymous

    Nina! Din flinking!! Det ble SUPERDUPERFINT!! :) Jeg håper jeg kan få komme å se når du kommer litt mer i orden! Trives dere i leiligheten så langt? :) Selv om dere mangler mange av tingene deres… Og så MÅ du komme hit snart! Tenkte jeg skulle invitere Cecilie, Kine og deg om ikke så lenge! :) Stooor klem til kreative deg fra Marthe

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  6. STYLIZIMO

    Dette klarer du selv også, Martine :)

    Marthe: Ja, du må komme å se snart. Jeg skal invitere på jentekveld om ikke lenge.
    Jeg vil veldig gjerne komme å se hvordan DU har det også. Jeg er klar når som helst!!
    Stor klem til du godeste Marthe <3

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  7. Mona

    Wow, så utrolig kult det ble! Looks like a million $ !!
    Du er bare så kreativ, send litt av det over til meg da! Tankeoverføring!

    Stor klem fra meg!

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  8. KROnPRINSESSENE

    Så stilig og fint!
    Skal si du har stått på i helga…
    Gleder meg til å se morgendagens innlegg allerede.
    Får virkelig lyst til å sette i gang selv, takk for inspirasjon iallefall :)
    Klem May Helen

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  9. Vivian

    Dette ble knallfint!!! Rett og slett imponerende!
    Jeg trenger et nytt arbeidsbord… kanskje jeg kan bruke samme fremgangsmåte… ?.
    Takk for inspirasjon:)
    Stor klem

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  10. Potrinas Potlerier

    Så utrolig kuult!! Hvor finner du kreativiteten din? Gleder meg til å treffe deg, blir så inspirert av kreative mennesker.
    Ukene er ganske hektiske ja, så kanskje det passer bedre en helg? Nå til helgen er det 2 års dag, så da går det ikke. Hva med helgen etter?

    Klem

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  11. Marie

    OMG, OMG, OMG!!! That’s exactly the table I’ve been looking for. I’ve been looking all around for a farmhouse table and the one I want looks exactly like what you just made. You’ve made it look so simple that I have no excuse not to make one. Thanks so much for the tutorial Nina!
    -marie

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  12. Anonymous

    Hej Nina!

    Exakt lika bord som Anna-Malin har tillverkat själv för ett tag sen. Tycker allt du kan skriva
    att du har fått idén från henne, när du har snott det rakt av.

    Eva

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  13. Hasigamas mamma

    Veldig KUUUULT! Har prøvd å fiske litt til mannen om vi skulle laget et stuebord -finner ikke noe som passer både smaken og lommeboka, men han var ikke HELT med… ville kjøpe han!
    Gleder meg til flere prosjekt!
    Ha ei fin uke!
    Klem
    Lise

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  14. elisa rathje

    lovely nina. i too am awaiting some furniture for our new home. for the moment if we want fine dining, it happens on the wooden sledge. if the table takes much longer i may have to build one of these – it would translate nicely into a potting table or a picnic table in my garden! x

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  15. ANETTESHUS.COM

    Wow!!! Supert bord, Nina!! Har du kjøpt bordbeina på IKEA?!?! Vet du, jeg skal jammen lage et lignende bord til uteplassen vår til sommeren – hvis jeg får lov?! *smiler*

    KLEM KLEM
    Anette:)

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  16. Charlotta ♥ ohlovely.se

    I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT!

    Vi har också funderat på att göra ett eget bord. Allt sedan jag såg min inredningsguru Ernst K. göra ett bord i somras…

    Detta blev himla snyggt! Tack för all inspiration!
    Kram från Lotta

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  17. Fjasevas Huset

    OI, så stilig det ble:) du er ei real handywoman du asså:)
    IMPONERENDE:)

    Gleder meg til å se mer av det du finner på. Blir himla fint med eams stolene dine til det bordet. fin kontrast!
    Klem

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  18. plumbing

    Many tables have tops that can be adjusted to change their position, shape or size, either with foldable extensions or sliding parts that can alter the shape of the top. Some tables are entirely foldable for easy transportation like camping table.

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  19. yana

    can you share with us the measurement of your table? i’m looking for a dining table on a budget and this one is perfect.

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  20. Anonymous

    I have looked online for the stain you used. Can you PLEASE provide the source??

    Thank you!

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  21. Anonymous

    i tried that web site can’t find it when i copy and paste into browser. i found the main site but can’t find that color match.

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  22. STYLIZIMO

    It works here, so then I don´t know. They don´t write about all their products and you won´t find the driftwood stain on ther webpage but I thought maybe you could find your nearest dealer and call them and ask about the driftwood stain from Lady, Jotun.

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  23. Zach

    The table looks great! We are thinking about building a table like this but are curious how you attached the legs to the table top. Looking at the legs on the site it doesn’t look like there are holes for attaching the table legs.

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  24. vosges paris

    how great is this! I think I just found a great idea for my kitchen to come.. I was planning to do something with wood and some legs from IKEA this just made it all falling in place
    Thanks so much.. funny you got the paint idea from Anna Malin I have a mail from her in my save box for a long time with the name of that paint ;) I loved the effect at first site ;)

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  25. Supersnuppa

    Råkult!
    Jeg har tidligere lagt mitt elsk på bordet i Fjasevashuset, og lagt inn bestilling til Supermannen. Nå ser jeg jo at dette kan jeg få til selv:) Skikkelig nice!

    Fantastisk fin blogg du har!

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  26. Anonymous

    Hei! Superlekkert bord, og AKKURAT sånn jeg har sett etter!! Dette skal jeg lage til uka. Kan du vise bilder av hvordan du har festet bena under bordet? Og hvor tykke planker har du brukt i selve bordplaten??
    MVH Ina :)

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  27. STYLIZIMO

    Tusen takk, Ina! Så gøy at du liker bordet.
    Bena er ikke festet, det ligger kun oppå bukkene fra Ikea. De er ikke laget for å feste det til platen, men du kan jo sikkert bruke metallstrips eller noe sånt, som du skrur i platen.
    Plankene jeg brukte her var 1.9 x 14,8cm. Velg gjerne litt tykkere om du vil et et bord som er større en 150cm for mer stødighet.
    Link til plankene jeg brukte: http://www.maxbo.no/Produktkatalog/Trelast/Utvendig-kledning/Rektangular-kledning-gran-kl-1-22×148/

    Lykke til! :)
    Nina

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  29. Anonymous

    OMG !!! i am totally in love with all of your stuff !!! i could just move straight into your funky fun awesome looking home !! i am going to make a table like that as my desk for the home office !! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

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  30. Vida

    Hi Nina, I just found your blog and I am in love! This is such an amazing idea and you did it so beautifully. Could you shed a little more detail about how to screw the boards together? I really want to try this out! Thank you

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  31. Anonymous

    Where did you get teh stain from. I can only find this color in exterior stain? thank you

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  32. Wendieee

    That’s amazing! I was recently inspired to make my own desk. I was thinking of buying those legs and attaching it to a table top I already have. How did you attach the legs to the table top? Are there holes for you to put screws in? Thanks, I really appreciate the help. Love your blog!!

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  33. STYLIZIMO

    Hi Wendieee,
    Thank you for your comment. No, I did not attach the table top to the legs. There are no holes in te legs from Ikea.

    Good luck!

    Nina

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  34. Joe Catalano

    Thanks for this post, I found it linked from AT awhile ago and recently made it. I have to point out a really important modification. The 1×3 (or whatever size) strips you used on the bottom as braces should be standing on their side so the 1 inch side, not the 3 inch side is against the planks. I did this how you pictured and in only a few days the sides of the table started bowing down. Placing the braces vertically as I’ve suggested fix this – because the braces will not flex as much (think of an ‘I-beam’) in that direction.

    Additionally, I added another set of bracing strips about an inch away so that the top of the leg piece fits snug in there between them so the table top doesnt shift around. I actually also chopped 2 little 1×1 inch wide pieces and put them on the ends between the two strips so it makes a nice little box that the legs fit snugly into.

    Minwax has a new stain pretty similiar to the one you used.

    Great project!

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    dining table looks a very gorgeous and attractive in restaurants and royal hotels. this is durable and useful thing for your home. i like the dining table which are shown in the post.

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  36. Anonymous

    me again from Australia. do you know what sort of timber it is? thanks
    Is lady the brand of the stain? cant quite read it in the photo. i keep looking at tables and this is just so perfect. Love it :)

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  37. wrought iron furniture

    Those furniture are simply amazing. I love the simplicity of the design. It makes more space as well. The table on the last picture looks stunning. The simplicity adds elegance to it.

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    When buying dining room table and chairs, it is important not to settle for the first offer you get and to bargain until the last minute. In most houses, dining room tables and chairs are the most important pieces of furniture and as such, choosing the right set is very important.

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    I agree with the previous comment. Dining table is where the family gathers together. It is one of the best places for the members of the family to talk with each other while relishing the food. Thus, it is good to make an essential decision in choosing the best and the right dining table for you.

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    The tip on using sand papers to remove sharp edges is very useful. Furniture made up of wood should be cleaned to prevent cuts and other minor injuries caused by sharp edges. I love the color of your dining table. It is indeed rustic and cosy. Not only that, it’s classy as well. I look forward to learning more furniture and styling tips from you.

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  41. Anonymous

    Det bordet er så utrolig stilig! Tenkte å lage et liknende et selv.. Men hvordan festet du bordplata til bukkene? Synes det er litt risky å skulle bare la den hvile oppå..
    Hilsen Line :)

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  42. Anonymous

    I made this table yesterday. I used dark stain on pine. It’s my new computer table and it looks fabulous!

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    Draw out a scaled plan of the dining room size, the position of the doors and windows and other furniture on paper. This will help determine the size of the dining table you should purchase.

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  44. Mark Serrano

    So since there ins’t any screw holes or any real way to attach the legs to the table top, how do you make it stay? If you bump into it, will it fall off? I really want to make this desk but not if it’s not sturdy enough to handle simple bumps and pushes. I’m kind of clumsy and my desk will take some abuse.

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    1. STYLIZIMO

      If you have used heavy enough boards it should be a problem. But you can attach a metal strip with holes in to screw it to the boards if you like… Difficult to describe in words(and English :))..

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  45. Susie

    thank you for this tutorial! i made the table last week and absolutely LOVE it! we’re picking up chairs in a few days and i can’t wait for our first meal :)

    did you attach the legs to the table? how did you do it? there aren’t holes in the legs to do so, so i wasn’t sure if i need to drill through them or not. thanks in advance.

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    1. STYLIZIMO

      You are welcome! I´m so glad you like it :)
      No, I did not attach the legs to the table since there is no holes in the legs. But it may be possible if you use some kind of “metal strip” with holes in( you know what I mean?)It´s safer with kids.

      Enjoy!
      Nina x

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    The chairs you use will further dress your table up or down, so include this in your research and shopping before you make a final table purchase.

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  47. Anonymous

    Barbara Burns, Australia, August 24, 2012 3.41pm
    You are soooo amazing!!!!! This stuff is very awe inspiring. I’m a lot older than you, however this is awesome, and one is never too old to try something new. I will follow your website with interest. Thankyou Nina, and God Bless.

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  48. Juliamartin

    I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post. Now you make it easy for me to understand and implement the concept. Thank you for the post.

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    making your own dining table is a nice project because you can decide how long and what color you will use to make it more beautiful.Thanks for the guidelines on how to have a good start.

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  51. Kasia Tabin

    That is a fantastic project! what brand of paint did you use? what kind of paint is it and what colour exactly? I absolutely love it!
    Please reply!

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    The dining room is the most versatile room of all in the home. It is where you and your family enjoy meals, have discussions, children play and study. It is also the room that is utilized the maximum times during the day.

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    Measuring the dining room and charting out the details of the room interiors is a must for choosing the right dining table. Draw out a scaled plan of the dining room size, the position of the doors and windows and other furniture on paper. This will help determine the size of the dining table you should purchase.

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  55. Allison

    What a beautiful table! After a few years, have you noticed any sag in it or need for center support? I love your tutorial so much!

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  57. Angeline Strong

    Painting the chair with a plain white paint made it simple yet exquisite. I also love the idea of using a wooden plank to make a perfect table for the whole family. You might as well use an organic polish to give a shiner and cleaner look to it.

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  58. Majbritt

    Hej
    Virkelig flot bord! Jeg er ved at lave en DIY artikel til vores skolemagasin og jeg kunne godt tænke mig at bruge billederne af dit fine bord. Må jeg det? Jeg skriver naturligvis linket til din blog under billederne.
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  59. Brian

    Beautiful! Can you show how the legs are attached? Did you screw into the joining block or the tabletop?

    Thank you!

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  60. Darren Spence

    Hi, I love this table that you have produced, simple but beautiful. I am in the process of producing a similar table (approx 1500x750mm) which I would like people to sit at the ends of (i.e. 4 on the sides and 2 on the ends). My question is how far back from the ends of the table did you position the Ikea legs so that people can sit with their legs underneath and not be hampered by the support leg? Hope that makes sense…thanks.
    Darren

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  65. Stina

    Kjempestilig bord.., dette må jeg få til i sommer til utebord.. Lurer på hvordan bordbena holder seg ute mtp rust osv? Mye vær her jeg bor. Ser du har borde inne men en annen blogger brukte det som utebord :)

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  67. Wendy

    Hello.

    what size boards did you use for the diy table with idea legs? I’m making it and have the legs. How do I attach the legs? Thank you.

    wendy

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