We used the same plans as the first table that we made a year ago, but adjusted the lengths to meet our needs. They are from Ana White and Shanty 2 Chic and can be found here. Truly, if you have a miter saw, you CAN do this build! It's a bigger project, but such an awesome end result.
For the bases, we sanded heavily, primed, caulked, and then painted 2 coats of white paint. For the Tops, we sanded, painted 1 light coat of white paint, sanded again, then stained with a mixture of ebony and dark walnut stains. I use very little stain, and rub it on and off, trying to achieve a look of worn, weathered wood. We then topped all pieces with a coat of poly. The chairs were from Target and can be found here. They look fantastic with the table design and are both sturdy & cute!
We're pleased with the outcome, and hope Meeka & Papa are, too! I'm thinking we can fit at least 6 little grandkids' booties on that bench for dinner, right? Easily.