I think it was two Januarys ago when I first started talking about finding a new farmhouse dining table. I shared examples of farm tables I’d seen, and then a year later I swapped my dining and living rooms and created a new sitting room, which you can see in my recent fall home tour. (This post contains affiliate links.)
My new table had to meet a few requirements, which is why it took a while for me to finally choose it. First and foremost, it needed to fit my existing country style of decorating. I was looking for something sturdy with clean lines. The Tamiami extendable table from Wayfair checked all the boxes!
I also wanted a dark wood table top. I’d had a white dining table for years, which was fine, but I was ready for a change.
My recent decorating is trending toward warmer, richer colors. I’ll always keep whites and creams in my home, but I like the drama that darker colors provide.
The table needs to fit on the longest wall with the chairs pushed in when not in use, due to the weird traffic pattern in this room. At the same time, the table needs to extend long enough to seat my family when they’re all here – and that was the main challenge in finding the right farmhouse dining table.
When not extended, my new table is 61 inches long. There are three separate leaves to the table, stored under the table top, giving the flexibility of various sizes to accommodate a range of dinner party sizes.
When fully extended, the table is 133 inches long. Perfect! This room is long and somewhat narrow. When everyone is over, the table will comfortably fit with everyone seated around it.
The grand kids can all fit on the bench, but it’s sturdy enough to hold adults too, up to 500 pounds worth of adults. The bench isn’t part of the set but the color matches and that’s what mattered most to me.
The farmhouse dining table is super sturdy and pretty heavy. I put it together all by myself! Hubby helped me assemble the chairs. I actually enjoy putting furniture together. I found a dining chandelier too! Once it’s installed, I’ll share how this room works with the table in the middle.
Now I’m anxious to host Thanksgiving dinner at my house this year! Everyone will be able to dine comfortably without bumping elbows. Finally!