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So today, I want to announce some very exciting news. On August 19th, my sweetheart Frankie proposed to me!
It was a typical Monday night, so he definitely through me off guard. He had made us a nice dinner at home and had placed bowls upside down on our plates to “keep the food warm”. Our table was set with candles and wine, which is not out of the ordinary. And as soon as I lifted the bowl off my plate to devour the scallops he had made, I was surprised to instead find a little blue box. He was down on one knee before I knew it. It was the perfect proposal.
And the best part is that he proposed at the dining table that we built together.
A table that already had a special meaning to us, now has another important story to go along with it!
About a year ago, I set out on a googling frenzy to find a feasible DIY farmhouse table for us to build together. I came across Tommy and Ellie’s plans, which provided detailed drawings, shopping lists and step by step instructions.
Here is a photo of theirs:
We stuck to the plans, except for the length. Our table is 103.5” long. As we both have large families, we wanted to be sure that we had enough space to host dinners. We have comfortably sat 10-12 around this table, and even got really cozy a few nights with 14.
We have celebrated so much already at this table.
And I know we will have much more to celebrate ahead of us!
I can’t get over how beautiful the colors are in these fall “antique” hydrangeas that I picked up at Central Market. And it actually FEELS like fall with the cold front that just pushed through Texas last night.
This table was already very special to us as it was our first woodworking project. Frankie did most of the work, but he did teach me to use a few power tools along the way!
He did an incredible job distressing it. There are all sorts of dips and chiseled marks.
We have 4 farmhouse style chairs along the island, and a bench on the other side.
The best part is, this table is SOLID. It will last us a lifetime.
Since this first project, he has worked on several others – including a Restoration Hardware style round table for his brother, and soon in the works will be a pair of French shopkeeper shelves for my project room!
I am so happy that I will be spending the rest of my life with my best friend. He is such an amazing person.
Here’s to the endless celebrations that lie ahead of us! Cheers!
live. love. celebrate