How we Built a Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table

Let me show you how we turned wood planks into a tabletop with a stunning herringbone pattern! This is a great project even if you're new to wood working!

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I'm usually the one who comes up with the project ideas around our home, and thankfully Mr DIY has the skills to pull them off!

This modern farmhouse coffee table came about when I grew tired of our old one and wanted something new and completely different. Initially we planned to just build a picture-frame top that would sit over the old top, but our plans changed and we ended up making a new top to the exact dimensions we needed!

We're not experienced builders, so I'm pretty darn proud of us! We turned a big pile of wood into something beautiful and it wasn't all that hard! I say that because I'm not the one who did the math to figure it out haha! The herringbone pattern is such a classic and elevates a plain coffee table into something really special!

I stained the finished table top with dark furniture wax and we added these hairpin legs that we found on Amazon. The table is a little more modern than the last one but still fits great with our modern farmhouse style decor! To see the entire step by step tutorial, please visit  DIY Herringbone Coffee Table.

It's Friday and that means it's time for Home and Decor Encore, when myself and the team shares an 'oldie but a goodie' project from the past that you might have missed! Thanks to my friend Lori from The Stonybrook House for keeping us going this week while Doreen had some computer issues. Be sure to visit the links below, I know you'll be inspired.

The Stonybrook House | Stenciling Vinyl Floors

Lori and her husband have so many fabulous DIY projects that they've done in their home! If you've ever been curious about painting and stenciling your vinyl floors, make sure to read this step by step tutorial! Lori shares some things that went wrong (and how she fixed it), a Pros and Cons list, and you'll be amazed at the before!

Our Southern Home | Late Summer Front Porch

Christy gives some tips and ideas for refreshing your front porch during that awkward season between the end of summer and beginning of fall. Her home has such classic beauty and her porch looks good year round (in my opinion), but click through to read her thought process behind this mini refresh.

A Stroll Thru Life | 6 Ways to Use a Cloche

A cloche is a great decorating friend! Use it to elevate something special. Marty is sharing ways to decorate with a cloche, displaying edible food, some faux bakery items, as well as decor! Lots of great ideas here to jumpstart your brain!

DIY Beautify | DIY Herringbone Coffee Table

And finally, Mr DIY and I built this coffee table in a weekend, and we are not builders (that means it was pretty easy!). If you are inspired to build your own herringbone coffee table, be sure to read the step by step tutorial linked above!

There you have it! I'd love to know which DIY idea inspired you the most!

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