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 Bases.com 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.