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Irises and Tulips – Original Abstract Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Filomena de Andrade Booth
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This is another in my tree series featuring various collage elements. Careful inspection reveals lace paper, corrugated paper, and watercolor paper all covered securely with crystal clear epoxy resin.
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Many people’s lives revolve around food, entertaining, and sitting down to a wonderful nightly family dinner. So why should your dining table, the hub of your home, be anything less than amazing? While purchasing or upgrading your dining table can get very pricey in the store, there are so many amazing DIY ideas out there for stylish, inexpensive and unique dining tables. So without further ado, here are 11 DIY dining tables that will have you dining in style!
Plywood and Lumber Tables
Our first DIY dining table and Ike, the adorable pup sitting next it, are both show-stoppers! Handcrafted by Decor and the Dog and inspired by a plan by Ana White, this stunning farmhouse table was made with stud-grade whitewood for a rustic charm.
Are you a total beginner? Well, then the next beautiful DIY dining table, by Creature Comforts, is definitely the one for you! Built by simply attaching several 2 x 8 boards (cut to 6 feet) together and adding some legs, this gorgeous gray-stained table has a simplistic beauty that will bring character to your space.
Our next DIY table isn’t exactly for beginners. If you are feeling ambitious, try this incredible DIY dining table by DIY-My-Homes, made with plywood, time, and a whole lot of patience! Seriously, have you ever seen something so beautiful in your life?! Oh wait, here’s another one of their tables that is equally as breathtaking.
As a DIY fanatic, I always love seeing projects that utilize the existing space very well. Have a small kitchen island and only a small amount of space to work with? Try extending your kitchen island by attaching some plywood or lumber, adding legs, and painting it a fun color like this DIY project, originally from Mixr.se and featured on Trendir. I love that they also painted the side of the island’s countertop to seamlessly tie everything together!
Reclaimed Wood Objects
Rather than build an entire dining table from scratch, why not re-purpose an object you have hanging out in your basement or garage? Our next DIY dining table, posted on Instructables by Julien Thibeault, was made out of a old reclaimed wood door wrapped in a sheet of metal. He added some Ikea table legs, oil, and stain to complete the sleek, chic look.
If you are lucky enough to have a few reclaimed beams salvaged from a previous home or remodel, this table, by This Old House, would be perfect for you! The reclaimed beams are cut to size to form the table top, which is supported by a base constructed using 3/4″ gas piping.
One of the easiest items to re-purpose into a dining table (or anything for that matter!) is a shipping pallet. Our first DIY dining table by ScrapHacker was built by adding a few boards over the top of the sipping pallet for a smooth tabletop and attaching some IKEA legs. With a fresh coat of white paint, this awesome DIY dining table looks good enough to eat… on.
The next DIY dining table was made by disassembling six oak pallets and using the wood to construct a table. By maintaining the architecture and rustic quirkiness of the pallets, Little Paths So Startled created something incredibly lovely and artistic out of objects with such humble beginnings.
Another DIY pallet dining table worth drooling over is this one, made by A Beautiful Mess! Crafted by cutting the pallet slats to a uniform size, attaching them to a piece of plywood, and adding some super attractive hairpin legs, this table radiates an amazing vintage, rustic vibe!
All of these tables are all incredible, but what if you don’t want an all-wood table? Our next table, featured on Osbourne Wood Products, might be made of pine, but it features a magnificent tile center that steals the show and all of the attention! How lovely are those tiles?! Just think of all of the possibilities for tiling your own custom dining table!
Last but not lease, this sensational table, designed by Designer Eco, boasts a poured concrete top and a chunky base made of several wood posts. Find some friends to lift the tabletop onto the base, and you will have a gorgeous one-of-a-kind statement piece in your dining area!
The best part of these DIY dining table projects is that you could mix and match ideas for your space (i.e. loving the base from one table but using the tabletop idea from another!). All of these eye-catching tables make me want to go upgrade our kitchen table immediately!
Do you have any amazing DIY dining table ideas? Please share them with us in the comments section below!
These “transparent” boxes are part of a series titled “Trompe L’Oeil; Petite Maison” by Elise Victoria Windsor. Her goal is to combine a physical object (which she addresses as being a sculpture), and layering over a photograph to create a ghost-like effect when its placed to background. This project is similar to Cayetano Ferrer’s “Invisible Mail Packages.”
Photos © Elise Victoria Louise Windsor Via L'Acte Gratuit
Colors play a significant role in our lives. Some come with notions that have been passed down over generations, like purple, which was a rare and extremely expensive dye extracted from shellfish. Others simply wow you. Either way, the colors that you choose for your home play a significant part in determining the many moods of your day.
When it comes to creating a stylish and sophisticated look while bringing in an uplifting joy, few shades work as well as the iconic purple. With modern home owners opting for largely neutral interiors that come in muted tones such as white, grey, brown and at times a hint of black, infusion of color seems an absolute must.
by Last Detail Interior Design
Accent colors breathe life into an otherwise dull and borderline bland setting. Purple and its many variants are perfect in this regard. Dubbed as one of the ‘hottest’ interior colors of 2013, a dash of purple can alter your home’s vibe in a significant and positive fashion. Balance, as always, is the key to getting it just right!
by Becki Peckham
by angela varela cunha
by Chris Snook
by Great Neighborhood Homes
Rich, Refined and Imperial
Purple has always been known as the ‘color of the emperors’. Large part of this notion comes from the fact that its dye was the very expensive in ancient times and it took plenty of work to bring out the right purple hue. Flourishing ancient civilizations like the Romans and the Egyptians saw its noblemen and kings wear ‘purple’ for the grand occasions. While purple may not longer enjoy that royal exclusivity, it still seems like a majestic color that carries along with it an air of imperial aura!
by Beach Chic Design
Purple is a color of sound judgment and wisdom. It embraces and accentuates royalty and spirituality. In modern times it is color of people who love innovation and originality across fields such as art, culture, politics and fashion!
by John Lum Architecture
by Tuba Yavuzer
by Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
by Nina Jizhar
by Roughan Interior Design
Beyond Décor and Paint
When we talk of using purple as an accent color, most people tend to automatically limit their imagination to either simple décor or the wall paint. Painting a single wall in the room with purple to draw attention to that particular niche is indeed a great idea. Also adding a plush couch in purple in an otherwise neutral setting sure helps create great visual contrast. But sometimes all you need is ‘accent fabrics’ such as a warm rug in purple or a cushion or two to create the effect.
by Dayka Robinson Designs
by MusaDesign Interior Design
by Heather ODonovan Interior Design
by Amoroso Design
Accent Color that makes an Impact!
Despite being a combination of red and blue in various proportions, there is pretty much nothing neutral about purple. If you are thinking about adding purple to your living room or the bedroom, then be prepared to let it stand out and shine in the spotlight. Purple accents do not generally tend to take a backseat to any other décor or furnishing in the room. In fact, Feng Shui suggests that purple is a color of high ‘vibrations’ and hence must be used sparingly. That s precisely what purple accents bring.
by Sylvia Fridman
Remember that accent colors (no matter which one you choose) work best when the remainder of the room is in largely neutral hues. Too many colors in fragmented patterns work against the look and generally end up creating a clutter.
by Window Works
by In Detail Interiors
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