A DIY Dining Table For Less Than $125

At Remodelista, we liked this magically reimagined dining table from Los Angeles based interior designer Faye McAuliffe of You Are the River, created from a vintage walnut table sourced from Craigslist and a pair of Ikea table legs.

Here’s how to recreate your own:

DIY Dining Table Project from Fay McAuliffe of You Are The River | Remodelista

Above: The table cost $50 on Craigslist—and was intact before Faye deconstructed it. After assembling a coffee table from an old top and  hairpin legs, she decided to make a dining table from married parts.

DIY Dining Table Project from Fay McAuliffe of You Are The River | Remodelista

Above: Faye removed the rusty screws and old table legs, sanded down the top of the table, and added a pair of nickel-plated legs.

DIY Dining Table Project from Fay McAuliffe of You Are The River | Remodelista

Above: The U-base table legs are no longer available through Ikea, but alternate options are their nickel-plated Sjunne Legs (a similar shape to those shown above) for $15 each or the Lerberg Trestle Legs in white or gray for $10 each.

DIY Dining Table Project from Fay McAuliffe of You Are The River | Remodelista

Above: The finished table, an agreeable mix of rustic and modern (and at a great price—the project easily comes in at under $125).

See the rest of Faye’s Los Angeles home here: Designer Visit: Faye McAuliffe in Venica, LA.

38 comments

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers2 years ago

NICE! Thank you.

PJ Chartrand
PJ C.2 years ago

The juxtaposition of the old and new are really quite lovely.

Vicky B.
Vicky B.2 years ago

That is one gorgeous table!

Caili W.
Andrea W.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Autumn S.
Autumn Away S.2 years ago

thanks for sharing !

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago

ty

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola2 years ago

Thank you for this article.

Vicky P.
Vicky P.2 years ago

meh

Jane C.
Jane C.2 years ago

Did she add a finish to the table top?

Natasha Salgado
natasha salgado2 years ago

It looks great! Thank you