Our dining table belonged to my grandparents. It's dark cherry wood, a style that was symbolic of the era during which they purchased it for their home from a military source. I repainted the chairs a soft seafoam blue a few years ago, but the table has remained dark and dreary. (Perhaps a paint job is in its future?) To lighten things up for the time being, I whipped up a tablecloth this weekend. The main cloth is an off white kona cotton, and the ruffle is natural color muslin, left raw on the edges to fray over time.
I made a quick burlap table runner to go along with it as well... easy peasy.
I love the burlap, but do tell... how do you get rid of the trademark "wet dog" smell that comes with it?!
I love how much lighter and brighter my dining area is now!
I know the table decor leaves a lot to be desired, but I just grabbed something real quick from the shelf. I'm hoping one day to have a dough bowl like the Nester. Oh, how I'm coveting the dough bowl.
How are you dressing your table today?