Ever since we moved into our beautiful new apartment this summer, I've become much more interested in good quality furniture. After 10 years of only shopping at Ikea, I have decided that it's time I invested in some "real" furniture for once.
But oh my goodness, I had no idea how expensive "real furniture" is!!
(and suddenly Ikea is looking very appealing again!)
one of my dream pieces that I would love to own one day is a rustic wooden dining table.
I'm kind of obsessed with anything made from reclaimed wood these days. But I'm especially obsessed with chunky dining room tables made from reclaimed wood. They have so much character and feel so inviting to me.
(What I'm not so into, however, is their outrageous price tags)
Here are my two favourites...
I am completely in love with Pottery Barn's Griffin Table (above & below), which has a thick top made from reclaimed pine and an industrial-looking steel base.
This is dining room table perfection in my books.
But I also love the rustic farm-table feel of the Emmerson Table from West Elm (very top photo & below). I saw this piece in person at the store and my jaw dropped. It is that beautiful!
But I can't help but feel that I could quite simply just make one of these tables myself.
Ok not actually by myself, but with the guidance, muscles, and power tools of my woodworking-savvy father.
Maybe one day :)