Google+ House Revivals: Trestle Table Inspiration for Your Home

Monday, February 24, 2014

Trestle Table Inspiration for Your Home

Trestle tables are all the rage right now, but paying full retail for a brand new table might be more than your budget can handle.

If you have your heart set on a trestle table, but need to confine your search to craigslist and second-hand stores, it can seem a little disheartening! Badly damaged tops, and 1970's styling and finishes can be hard to overlook, but if the table is structurally sound, maybe all it needs is a face-lift!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

This painted and distressed finish table from Zin Home is gorgeous, but if you're not ready to spend thousands, you may be able to achieve similar results with a little elbow grease and DIY skill.

This beautiful table was made over at Uniquely Yours and Mine. The dark finished top against the painted base is stunning!

Here is a custom built piece from Inventia Design.  This color reminds me of a friend's inherited trestle table from Sweden -- so light and pretty!  (You can see a picture of my friend's table, and read about her experiences baking with her Farmor, here).

I don't know about you, but this distressed country french style trestle table is killing me. It is just so elegant! You would not need to be a skilled DIYer to achieve a similar look with a craigslist find.

This table, from Cottage Home Maine, is painted from top to bottom -- a great choice for updating a table with a badly damaged top.

Maine Cottage, one of my favorite furniture retailers, offers their own version of a painted trestle table. Painting the entire piece is a great option if you want to keep a space feeling light and bright!

This made-over table with the pink Union Jack, from Urban Farmhouse Finishes, is just too amazing for words!  I am in love. If I could marry a table, I would marry this one...

This Old House has a tutorial for building your own trestle table! You can follow their tutorial, or just take a page from their book and paint your second-hand trestle table a sophisticated warm charcoal color.

This sweet little table was made over and given a new top at Blue Roof Cabin. Building a new top takes a bit more skill than simply painting, but the results can be uh-maze-ing.

Here is a trestle table I found in a local craigslist listing. This table is lovely as it is. It has great lines, but the finish is definitely dated. Can you see the potential for creating a table that is unique and beautiful?


  1. I love the one you found on Craig's list. My farmhouse table is starting to crack and I'm debating if it can be fixed or if I should replace. Thinking a trestle style would be nice.

  2. Oh, bummer! Is it the rustic one I found for you way back when? It worked so well with your French Provincial aesthetic -- and it was a steal, as I recall! Well, you got a lot of years out of it!


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