I have been sharing little touches of fall with you all week. I’m really embracing the spirit of fall. I’ve enjoyed making the house cozy, while the air gets crisp. This year–after years of decorating for Halloween (here, here, and here)– I’m just warming things up.
And now I’m sharing how we dressed up the table.
Did I ever tell you about this table?
One random day I had the urge to go thrifting. Some days I just desperately feel the need to find a treasure. I ran to Goodwill and I saw this table there. It was $40. You guys…
I didn’t even grab it. It definitely could use a new finish, but for the most part it was a solid wood table with two beautiful pedestals and I walked away.
We have been wanting a new table–and new chairs–don’t even get me started on that. I couldn’t stop thinking of that table! The next day, Ross was out running errands and I asked him to stop at Goodwill. I told him if the table was still there, it was meant to be.
Well friends, it was meant to be. This table isn’t as wide as out other table, but it is longer and fits two people side by side much better.
You can kind of see the finish going on the ends. I’ve contemplated painting it, staining it and everything in between. It just gets so much wear and tear that I need whatever we do to it to be able to hold up. Have you refinished a kitchen/dining room table? What route did you take and are you happy with how it held up?
This year, decorating was about: using what I had, keeping things kid friendly and making my home feel warm and cozy.
This table and this room is visible from the living room and the dining room.
What you see, is what you get. Sometimes I long for more space, another table, a playroom. Mostly, I find that this suites us. I can always see what is going on without having to move and less space means less cleaning.
These are the things I tell myself at least. I mostly focus my decorating efforts in the dining room, because it is visible from the living room and the kitchen and it tends to be “out of the way”.
Last year I made these fun velvet pumpkins.
Nothing can live on this shelf that cannot handle the wrath of Hudson.
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