Friday, April 5, 2013

Table Top

I have to show you this beautiful table + bench my husband made me for my bare bones dining room:

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I’ve been on the hunt for a farmhouse table for a long time…so he built exactly what I wanted at a fraction of the price…$152 to be exact.   We used these plans for the tablethese plans for the benchThe stain was a combo of the Weathered Oak first, then a coat of Special Walnut to darken it. 

The rug I want for under that table is the expensive part…ouch.

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Woodworking is a lot like quilting isn’t it???

In fact, I remember my husband describing quilting as cutting up perfectly good fabric and sewing it back together again…sort of like…oh yeah….woodworking.  ;) 

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I’m mostly excited to use it for quilting, and fabric arranging…but not eating…there will be too much fabric and quilting.

Aren’t these great??!!  Love love love them but can’t bear to use any of them.  They are the Simply Spots by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics

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Someday I’ll tell you how I said his name wrong in front of him…and I wanted to put my head in a bag. 

The winner of the S is for Stitch Giveaway was  Jenny Larking…thanks for entering!

63 comments:

jack said...

Love the table and bench!! I am still trying to talk my husband into making the same thing!!

Melissa Corry said...

What a beautiful table!!! Your husband is quite the carpenter. My father-in-law loves to build things. He recently made a sign from tiny pieces of wood fit into carved spaces that says Grandma's Quilt Shop. It is stunning. And a lot like quilting itself :)

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

Yipee!! Love it, I really love your seeking happiness sign in the background too!

Anna said...

UUaauu!!!Your husband is a crack!! is a very nice table and bench.
Anna

Des said...

Okay, please tell the Kaffe story SOON!! I'm cracking up already!
Beautiful table~

Sherryl said...

How DO you pronounce Kaffe Fassett?? (table and chairs are gorgeous)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful table and bench!!! Oh.....lol; if you can't cut that fabric....just send it my way...haha!!

Sheila said...

Beautiful table and bench! I love it. Beautiful fabrics. I've hear Kaffe's name pronounced so many ways, I have no idea how to pronounce it correctly.

Rhona said...

You and your husband are quite a team - beautiful woodworking and quilting! Love the details on the table and bench.

UKMUMINUSA said...

Beautiful table, well done to your husband.

trish said...

Your table and benches are gorgeous!! Your husband did an amazing job.
Speaking of putting your head in a bag ... I sort of felt that way at sewing summit 2011! I was so excited to see and meet other quilters I had been blogging with that I just knew my giddiness was going to sneak out. :0) I hope it wasnt too bad. :0) That is where I met you, Vanessa and many others in real life! :0)

felice said...

Beautiful table! I love the fabric too!

Anita said...

The table and bench are beautiful. He did a great job and is obviously very talented. I will have to show my husband and twist his arm. ;) I love those fabrics too! Thank you for sharing the link to the plans.

Jennifer E. said...

I have these plans printed out and waiting for a weekend for my hubby and I to tackle the project. I'm just a bit jealous!

Mimi said...

I would love a table just like this one!!! Beautiful!

kathy-o said...

I can only imagine how you said his name...please tell! LOVE the kitchen table & chairs - glorious!

seamesparkle said...

The table and bench look amazing. Love the sign behind the table.

Jilly said...

LOVE those spotty fabrics. The table is pretty good too!

Anna said...

hahaha, that was the biggest mystery to me at sewing summit, I couldn't figure out how everyone else seemed to know how to pronounce every fabric designer/blogger/pattern designers name perfectly. Beautiful table!!!! I was just saying to someone else that we're kind of like a carpenter of fabric. I'm always jealous of people with carpentry skills, it's amazing!

tabbiegirl said...

The table and bench are fabulous - is he taking orders?!

Kim said...

I see you're not the only talented constructor in the family! The table looks amazing.

I frequently use the woodworking/carpentry analogy to explain to men (or non-crafters) why I make my own clothes/quilts. Sure it's faster (and sometimes cheaper) to buy something from a shop, but it's nowhere near as satisfying!

Schulz Family said...

I would love a husband who could make stuff like this. WOW. love the Kaffe spots too.

Sara said...

In. LOVE. with. Your. table!!! Just grande!

Three Sisterz said...

Beautiful! Funny enough, my husband does woodworking as well!

Would love to see close up pictures of the table~ it looks like it has some interesting details.




Courtenay

mjb said...

Love, love , love your table and bench!!!!! Thanks for sharing the plans..I'm showing this to my hubby in hopes I get one too:):)

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Your table in bench is just beautiful. Now it just needs a cute table runner to go on top of it. I am sooo sooo jealous. Maybe someday. My husband isn't handy with wood at all:)

My kids' mom said...

Omgosh I am IN LOVE w/that table!!! It is exquisite! You are one lucky woman. Our dining room table chairs are falling apart and I had to have a friend attempt to fix them. Hubby's skills are in the computer department :-D

CitricSugar said...

Funny how I was thinking not 3 minutes ago about how I should really invest in a new dining table and a project for my father's upcoming retirement….!

It's gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

Jess @ LifeintheWhiteHouse.com said...

Love the table! We're planning on building something similar once our kitchen is done.

Bari Jo said...

I've always wondered how his name was pronounced LOL

April said...

It's like you grabbed my dream table out of my mind and put it in your dining room! Love it.
Xoxo

Joyful said...

The table and bench are gorgeous.

Chris S said...

It looks wonderful!!

Pat said...

What a beautiful table and bench. It is nice to have a husband that is handy and can build you great things. I sure you will cherish the table for many years. Definitely cheaper than anything you could buy and twice as nice and the memories that will go along with the table. Yes, woodworking and quilting are basically done the same way.

Jeneta said...

Oh wow - I wonder if I could give the table and bench a go (actually, I'd be better off convincing my friend's husband to make them for me - I'm sure it would be a much better outcome!). I ADORE polka dots. I don't think I would want to cut into a bundle of Simply Spots either. They provide so much happiness being admired in their lovely stacked bundle.

Mary said...

Hooked rugs are beautiful. We used to use what are now called antique punch needles. Instead of yarn, we used old wool shirts, clothing or yardage cut in 1/4 in strips. The rugs were our own designs and were beautiful. My mother braided a large rug out of fabric scraps. Some are made with "toothbrush" needle and crochet stitch. Google hooked rug images and punch needle images.

Salley said...

Ooo lucky you. That table is a real heirloom in the making..just like a quilt!

Diane-crewe said...

it looks wonderful... so do the polka dots ... I LOVE spotty fabric x

nerospost said...

Fantastic! How great to handy husband! And the fabrics are so beautiful!

Jeannie said...

Your table is awesome!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Beautiful table your husband is very talented. Your post made me laugh, while my husband is my biggest supporter in what i do he says quilting is taking beautiful fabrics, cutting them apart to make something even more beautiful. Do anything with those twister tools, and he about has a stroke.

Sarah Martina said...

Nice! I'm seeing these plans coming to fruition all over the blogosphere. We've done the coffee table version, and hoping for a sideboard soon. ;)

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

Sorry, I meant to say table and bench!!:)

Cindy said...

hahaha! I tried to delete the first message and thought it didn't take it. Okay- again, Beautiful table and bench- your hubby did a great job!

Andrea said...

Kaffe is probably the only person who knows how his name is supposed to be pronounced - everyone says it differently! Maybe your story will help us remember how to pronounce it in the future! :)

Lisa E said...

Amazing table and bench. It must be great to have such a talented mate. (I'm SURE that he says the exact same thing about you!!!!)

Jessica said...

Wow, Jay is a stud! I'm going to have to show this to David to get him to build me something! :)

NadineC said...

The table and bench are soooo beautiful! What a great and talented husband :-) And I love the colors you used to stain them. I'm sure you enjoy these for many, many years to come, and you *might* even EAT off them from time to time ;-)

jenni said...

The table is awesome! I am excited to see the rug!

lovespunstudio said...

Super yummy fabric! And the table to play with it on is incredible. You have one talented hubby! :) Enjoy it!

grannymaudsgirl said...

My husband explains quilting in the same way. He also calls knitting 'playing with sticks and string'.
A friend who met Kaffe Fassett told our sewing group that he explained how his name rhymes with 'safe asset'. Is that how it was explained to you?
I wonder if Kaffe collects mispronunciations in the same way that a former boss of mine, from Finland, collected ways to spell his name. He thought it was a great game.

Rebecca Grace said...

I LOVE your table, and I think it's a riot that you've already decided it will be too full of fabric for anyone to eat there.

BTW, how DO you pronounce his name? I've always thought it was "Coffee Faucet." But maybe that's just because I've got espresso on my brain!

aquiltersmission said...

So perfect for laying out quilts. I have to use the bed, and it is just to low. You are one lucky carpenters wife!

Darleen said...

Okay folks...you pronounce Kaffe as in "safe" and Fassett as Asset. I want me some of those spots!!!!

Debbie Rogowski said...

That is a beautiful table and bench, forget quilting for the day and sit back and enjoy the quality of the woodwork!! and kiss that man :)

yeissen said...

Amazing... Love the table and bench!!!

Sherry said...

Beautiful job on the table. I have always loved that style. I also wanted to mention (sorry if it was mentioned earlier in the comments) Home Depot and Lowes both carry great area rugs on the cheap! You may need to custom order, but there is extra charge for that and in most cases will deliver to your door for free. We bought a beautiful trellis design for our dinning room 5'x8' for a fraction of the price else (I believe under $100) where and it is made by Mohawk.

Carla said...

Nice work. Gorgeous table and bench. Lucky you to have a man handy in woodworking.

Shannon said...

Oh my gosh, I loooooove your table and bench!!! Nice work, Hubby!!

Jennifer said...

I've wanted a farm table for years! With Baby #8 due in August, it was time to finally make one. I love it SO MUCH!!! You can see a pic of it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dewings/8596597948/in/photostream .

Your's looks great in your dining room. And, quite honestly, I don't think I could easily cut into those dots either!! :)

Duyvken said...

I'm also a quilter married to a woodworker. It's a nice combo, I think. The table and bench are beautiful.

Caitlin Wilhelm said...

That's beautiful! My husband also recently made a beautiful dining room table for me! We made ours out of hickory, so it cost a little more, but certainly much more cost effective than buying a big hickory table. I love the bench seat, too! Great job!

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