Check it Out – Our New Custom Dining Table

Our new dining room table was delivered last night!  Here is how it looks in the room.


Below is our inspiration photo from Restoration Hardware that I shared with you here, and the finished product.

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And, so you can see how it compares to the tape we used to mark it’s footprint while deciding on measurements.


And, here it is with a wine bottle on it so you can get an idea of scale.  That is not fading on the right – just light from the nearby windows.


We wanted something that could seat up to 10 people, that fit well in our new formal dining room, that was similar to the inspiration piece, but with some of the hardware showing at the corners for an industrial touch.

We decided on this design and stain because of its timeless qualities.  It’s a classic, rustic, yet hip table design.  It will stand the test of time.  And, the color is the same – classic.  Not trendy.  In 5-10 years, it  will still be considered just as fabulous.  Let me tell you, it’ is heavy!  Solid wood.

Here are a few other shots of the table.  Thank you Anna and Mason from Mason’s Woodwork!  You can click on the photos for larger views.

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More on the process on Monday!  Believe me, I’ll share ALL the details.

We were able to get something quite similar to the RH inspiration table, but for less than a third of the price.   Sweet!

It was made by Mason’s Woodwork in Austin, TX.  Here are some other examples of their handiwork.

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Check out their website!

I will be walking you through the process from why we needed the new table to how we chose someone to build it, to the bumps we hit along the way and all the way to the end.

In the meantime, I would love to hear all your design ideas for the room!  I haven’t allowed myself to think much about it as I needed to make sure I got the table and all was well first.  I do have a few ideas, but nothing concrete as they are just from yesterday (still so many floating around in my head), so I’d love to hear your ideas.  I’ll consider them as I formulate what I want to do with this space!



  1. So grand!! It looks beautiful in the room, I love the chairs with it also!

  2. oh MY awesomesauce! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  3. It’s beautful! And I love the chairs with it too!

  4. It’s just beautiful, Kristy, and will only get better with time!

  5. Your new dining table looks great! Love the rustic quality of the table combined with the modern chairs, they look very chic together!

    Have a good weekend!


  6. Oh wow, that table really did turn out gorgeous!! Love it!

  7. Now that’s a table!!! It looks amazing!

  8. LoveLoveLove that table of yours Kristy! Great choice! I’m partial to the rustic distressed look anyway. Anxious to see what you will do with the rest of the room spinning around in your head. What a score with the woodworking company too. They do wonderful work.

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