I bought my kitchen/dining room table for just over 200 bucks in 2002…that included four chairs and a bench. It’s awesome, seats 8 people, and is an unusual big square. I like that it’s different, seats many people, and fills my dining room perfectly.
But it doesn’t exactly fit my style anymore…has that ever happened to you?
I thought about replacing the table and chairs, but then I decided that the big square table really was the perfect size for entertaining in my small condo. The fact that it seats so many really makes the dining room feel bigger. So then I realized that I just needed to repurpose it. Because the chairs and bench are farm-style, I decided to replace them with something else. But when I thought about how to change the table, I realized paint wasn’t my only option!
In my ever present obsession with design magazines, etc, I came across pictures of elegant and eclectic kitchens/dining rooms. I noticed that many of the images I was drawn to included color and elegance through linens. Many of the photos below show small rooms, but the way the rooms were styled, you’d never know that they lack square footage! If you’re in the same boat that I’m in, join me in using linens to turn your condo into a castle that you’re proud to host dinner parties in! Changing your table doesn’t mean replacing it, sometimes it just takes a few scraps of linen.