Stuck with an old dining table that you don’t like because you can’t afford to buy a new one at the moment or for sentimental reasons? Here are some ideas on how you can easily update it and give it some new life.
One of the easiest and less permanent ways to alter the look of your dining table is to simply cover it. With many stores having a great range of table linen online, you are sure to find something that you love. Oversized tablecloths that cover the whole table can add instant makeover to your tabletop. You can opt for a more natural look with muted colours that will soothe and calm the whole room, or a patterns that will shake the space up for special events and occasions. Or vise versa it’s up to you. If you don’t want to cover the whole table but still want to show off some surface you can place one runner across table or a few small ones. Traditionally, formal table runners span the full length of a dining table, but shorter table runners make a more casual, everyday table setting. For a more cohesive and even more inviting table, place napkins and placemats which you can also find at stores that sell table linen online.
Refurbish With a New Paint
Redoing your dining table with fresh new paint can change the look of the table and set a new tone to your dinning room. First thing is to find a place to work, where you don’t have to worry about paint drips and making a mess – the garage would be ideal. If you don’t feel secure enough in your painting skills, but you’ve seen and like the “aged” appearance on furniture, what you might consider is using a chalky paint. What’s great about it is that you can skip the time-consuming preparation of priming and sanding the table before applying the paint and not worry about brush imperfections as they become part of the look.
Distract with Chairs and Lights
If you don’t want to do too much with the table itself, consider making changes with the chairs. You can try mixing different types of chairs, giving them a new paint job or placing seat cushions – all of that can take the attention off of the dining table. Just like with the chairs, you can distract the attention from the table by changing the light setting. Hanging dramatic lighting over the dining table is an interior look that is both stylish and functional and will definitely draw the eye upward.