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DIY: An Old-Meets-New Dining Table (for Under $125)

November 20, 2013 6:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

We like 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.

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, Faye decided to make a dining table from married parts.

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.

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. Another source for something similar is Legs and which offers a variety of stainless steel table legs.

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

For more DIY tables from unexpected and inexpensive materials, pick up a copy of the Remodelista book. See the rest of Faye’s Los Angeles home in our post, Designer Visit: Faye McAuliffe in Venica, LA.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 16, 2011 as part of our Rugged and Rustic issue.