I saw this vintage schoolhouse table at Restoration Hardware baby & child a while back and kept thinking we could create something with the same look and feel for our house.
Restoration Hardware baby & child schoolhouse table
The table at RH is 30" x 60" which is a bit larger than what I wanted... also thought it would be cute to have a square shape so we went with 30" x 30". The table top is a piece of plywood (thought this was fine since we planned to cover it with stainless steel) and the legs are poplar.
My favorite part of this project was the Annie Sloan chalk paint & wax that I've been dying to try out. I used the Chateau Grey plus the clear and dark wax. for the legs and trim. I used Sherwin Williams Sea Salt underneath, because I wanted the table to be completely finished, and happened to have some left over from a room we painted earlier in the year.
We had the stainless piece made at a local ironworks shop called Fields. They were wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job, so I recommend them if you're in the area.
I love how it turned out!