In my last apartment I had a breakfast counter between the dining room and kitchen. I searched and searched for bar height chairs in the style that I wanted. I finally found them and ended up paying about $200 on them but they were exactly what I was looking for so I made the investment. Well I recently moved and no longer have that cool and chic’ breakfast counter but now I have a full eat in kitchen. So now I was in search of the perfect bar height table to use with said chairs. All I kept finding were table and chair sets and all I needed was the table. I also searched online for a table that I could refinish but couldn’t find anything I liked or for a reasonable price.
Until finally, I found the perfect table! Well a pattern for the perfect table anyway. I stumbled across the most amazing site for patterns on how to build just about anything and now I’m addicted. Check it out, it’s Ana White and it really is awesome. So after checking out the pattern and supply list I decided I could make this sucker myself, and was confident I’d do a pretty good job of it. So off to the home improvement store I went to pick up some lumber and when I got home, I went right to it. I got the table saw out and started cutting, I started slapping on wood glue left and right, the power drill was screwing in screws with swift precision, and away I went. I was an OCD, perfectionist, table building fool! But best of all, I was having a blast.
In the end, there is nothing better than standing back and admiring your handy work and feeling pride for what you have accomplished. That feeling of accomplishment never gets old. And when your friends and family see what you have built and give you the highest praise, you really feel warm and fuzzy inside.
This table is absolutely PERFECT and I couldn’t be happier with how it came out.