Transform your dining room with beautiful farmhouse table ideas.
Gathering around a kitchen table to enjoy a meal with family and friends is a timeless tradition. A DIY farmhouse dining table is a great way to bring that classic feeling back into your home without breaking the bank. Whether you're just looking for a new beautiful piece of furniture or an easy project for your dining room, there are plenty of creative ideas out there just waiting to be explored.
With this article, you'll learn all about different design options, discover the best materials to use, and find the perfect DIY project that will suit both your style and budget. Let's get started!
DIY Farmhouse Table Ideas
I have refinished many different types of furniture in my years of experience. A dining room table is a great option to complete for furniture refinishing because you will definitely get your use out of it.
Consider using any of the following finishes for your old table.
- Latex paint - The paint with the highest longevity.
- Milk paint or Chalk paint - Great for creating a distressed and rustic look that is more authentic to a farmhouse style table.
- Stain - A stain is great for embellishing the natural wood of your furniture. I particularly love using a dark walnut stain on my wood finishes.
- Wax - An awesome finish for sealing the wood and creating a distressed look at the same time.
Here are a few design styles for kitchen table painting finishes.
First Table Flip
This simple table was the very first one that we bought to flip into our own farmhouse table. Full post here One of my favorite aspects about this entire table are the chunky table legs with the carved engravings. The carvings on the wooden legs of the table are much more visible with the lighter coat of paint.
Natural Wood Top
This beautiful table is one that I sanded down and refinished. It has a lovely farmhouse look with a simple design. I especially love the thick slab of wood on top that particularly emphasizes the rustic style of the farmhouse design. The table top goes perfectly with our pine plank wood flooring in our kitchen.
Wooden benches are an ideal option for this type of farmhouse table design. I built the bench to match the painted table legs and then found these chairs to go with it.
Classic X Frame Table
Looking for a modern farmhouse table that is durable, simple and easy to maintain? I built this DIY dining table with my stepdad for under $100. If you're on a tight budget but still need a large farmhouse table, this will fit your needs! You can find these free DIY farmhouse table plans here.
Overall, this DIY table requires minimal pieces of wood for your cut list and a list of materials that is fairly standard for woodworking projects. Once your simple farmhouse table is built, apply your chosen stain and a clear coat to this classic design.
Watch us build this beautiful dining table here! A video tutorial is super helpful if you are new to working with wood.
Picnic Table Turned Beauty
Who would have thought that this perfect table once started out as an old picnic table? The white finish is the perfect choice to complete this rustic style with its distressed edges. Use a high grit sand paper to distress and finish off with a clear wax. Learn to distress furniture with these easy DIY techniques.
Painting your table and chairs all the same bright color is a nice room accent if you have dark floors.
What an amazing farmhouse table by Peeking thru the Sunflowers! Are you noticing a trend with farmhouse style? The top of the table is a lovely wood finish accented with a light grey tone on the thick legs.
The slipcovers add a unique element of charm to the existing farmhouse decor. This room is beautiful and cozy.
Dark Painted Top
This table by Yuni at Love your Abode turned out great. Would you guess it was her childhood table? Don't be so quick to disregard old furniture that is outdated. Yuni turned this old table into a beautiful masterpiece with an updated charcoal grey to match the rest of her kitchen. This is a beautiful facelift!
White Wash Table
Isn't this table by Prodigal Pieces amazing? Take a look at her tutorial for white washing.
Look at this chippy finish on this farmhouse table by My Creative Days. This distressed technique is a great addition for any type of farmhouse style. You can see how she achieved this finish here.
One of my favorite things about this style is that it can be the best way to hide dirt, scratches and dings. This is a great option if your family is hard on table surfaces.
Long Farmhouse Table
I love this table by Sausha at Sweet Pickins Furniture. She built this table from scratch. This is perfect for a large family because it is so long. I love the distressed finish with the wood top accompanied by the colorful and unique chair styles. And see that coral chair? I painted it and am privileged to have a piece in her home! You can see her full post here.
Chalk Painted Farmhouse
Anderson + Grant updated this antique table with chalk paint. Isn't it just beautiful with the gorgeous wood tones and painted table legs? The character on the legs is especially lovely with the distressed accents.
Traditional to Modern
Design, Dining and Diapers took your average traditional table and turned it into this farmhouse modern table display. Wood contrasts with white paint are a stunning style trend.
All Wood Table
This large wooden table is absolutely stunning. I love the modern top and rustic base that add so much character to the room!
Farmhouse tables are a great way to add a sense of rustic charm to your home. DIY projects are perfect for creating affordable and unique home decor that you can be proud of. With the right tools and materials, you can create a stunning table for your home that’s just as beautiful as one you might find in a store.
We've seen just a few of the amazing farmhouse table ideas that you can bring to life in your home. Whether you’re looking to build a table from scratch or just refinish and update an existing one, you can make a space that’s uniquely yours.
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