The table she found on Pinterest was only 8 foot long and 3 foot wide..... she needed one 10 foot long and 4 foot wide that would seat a family of 12. ( 3 adult kids and Kyleigh., spouses, 1 grand and one more on the way, me & H, and her & Randy.)
Her new table will easily seat 12 and she can squeeze in one more on each end of the table if she needs to.seat 14.
Melissa, SIL, and H decided it would be easier to construct the table inside. All the cutting was done outside and then the table was put together in the dining room.
Now, how can we come up with 12 chairs with the $70 left in the budget? Yard sales of course....lol!
It took about a month to find all of them, and according to Melissa ....FOREVER.....to get them all painted and cushions made!
I shopped in my stashes and came up with enough fabric to cover all of the chair seats.
When I bought her this chair at a yard sale, it was covered in a "60,s" green fabric. Melissa tried her hand at fabric painting and I thought it turned out really well!
As you can see from looking at her wall decor, she loves her family
She has another grouping of family photo's on the entryway wall.....and more in the family room
There is a small room at the end of the dining room that she has a sofa and TV in.
This sofa used to be in the family room and she gave the matching loveseat to her daughter. It's just a fun place to sit and visit or have a cup of coffee in the morning.
The coffee bar is in a small area that sits between this room and the kitchen.
Well, Melissa has her new farmtable and it came in right on budget!