As you saw in this post, we went from a pile of old barn lumber to a beautiful table, effectively replacing this awkward four-seater...
...with this eight- (even ten if we try hard enough) top. It's amazing how an appropriately-sized table makes the dining room feel bigger.
This table has great legs! You can see the bottom of the planks that Mr. GI planed. And check out the shape of the last plank. It is a bit of a challenge to eat on that side of a table because the table slopes down, so dinner guests get extra points if they keep their food on their plates. :-)
And a pretty great bench, too.
I'm in love with the details-- holes, knots, old nail holes, saw mill marks, you name it.
It looks great with gold accents, although I put up some silver balls above the table and they look nice, too. I made a poof out of coffee filters (unlike my normal standard by Martha). The stars are cut from a gift bag.
Doesn't it just look stunning?