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A DIY Dining Table For Less Than $125

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.

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Remodelista is a one-stop sourcebook for the considered home, guiding readers through the design and renovation process. Founded by four friends with a shared design DNA and appreciation for intelligent design, Remodelista counts architects, design professionals, and style-conscious consumers among its daily audience. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable over trendy and transient, well-edited interiors over cluttered environments, and thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.

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1:41PM PDT on Jun 29, 2014

NICE! Thank you.

9:44AM PST on Jan 19, 2014

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

3:17AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

That is one gorgeous table!

2:51PM PST on Dec 2, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

5:10AM PST on Dec 2, 2013

thanks for sharing !

3:57AM PST on Dec 2, 2013

ty

2:19AM PST on Dec 2, 2013

Thank you for this article.

10:06PM PST on Dec 1, 2013

meh

6:33PM PST on Dec 1, 2013

Did she add a finish to the table top?

5:25AM PST on Dec 1, 2013

It looks great! Thank you

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