Monday, July 2, 2012

An Old, But New Dining Room Table

Several months ago, I inherited this lovely dining room table from my grandmother.  I was fortunate enough to grow up next door to my grandparents, and I remember eating many family dinners at this table.  Over the years, the table had some wear and tear, so after it moved to my home, I gave it a pretty coat of paint.  I wish I had some before photos to show you, but unfortunately because of an upcoming  social occasion, I had to dress this gal up quick!  In addition, I reupholstered the seat cushions with a white and black check.

My mother told me that I had to take a close up of the centerpiece I made for my old, but new dining room table.  Since I always do what my mother says, here goes...

I did what so many bloggers are doing these days..."shopping" at home.  You've seen all of these items at one time or the other on this blog.  It's quite fun to reuse things in a new way!  Have you been "shopping" around your house lately?


  1. How lovely that you are able to appreciate and treasure your special furniture pieces. Have fun making new memories at this table.

  2. I love your table!! It looks fabulous, and it's so special too. I also love your vignette. It's always good to listen to mother.


  3. Pretty table with great memories. Your mother was right ... it was nice to see a close-up of your darling centerpiece!

  4. Heather,
    how wonderful to get something that means so much and is a reminder of special family members and good times! It looks fabulous with it's new paint and fabric, all ready to make new memories! Your centerpiece is lovely, perfect for the table! Sometimes Mom's do know best!

  5. What a great addition to your home. It fits in perfectly. I'm glad you listened to your momma, your centerpiece is very, pretty.I love the mix of items you used.

  6. very special table and you've made it extra special now...
    love the centerpiece
    your home is so pretty and clean looking...
    makes me nervous about the "homemade dishclothes"..
    should be there soon!

  7. The table looks so good in your home ~ how pleased Nano would be and so proud. And, like a good daughter your did what I asked...I simple love the centerpiece; mind if I copy?

  8. What a gorgeous table the paint job looks professional! And your centerpiece is adorable love Heather

  9. The table looks so good in your dining room! How sentimental being your Grandma's too!Have a great fourth week! Traci

  10. I love your dining room Heather! What a great table! It's nice to hear that you listened to your mother. Could you let me kids know how important that is?...Have a happy 4th!
    Cheers! - Shelley

  11. What a beautiful dining set and how wonderful that it has such special memories to go along with it! I have my great grandmother's set that I grew up with. I would sure love to paint it! Hmmm...
    Happy 4th of July!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  12. I love everything about this room! Mom was right.....the center piece is awesome.

  13. Your Mom was right, you had to show that off! Love the table too. It's great that it has so many happy memories for you!

  14. Hi Heather! That is so wow! I think those chairs reminds me of our dining room chairs that came from my husband's grandmother!
    I bet memories made those furniture more special!

    I awarded you with

    One Lovely Blog and Very Inspiring blog award . I hope you could come by and check-it out!

    keep on inspiring!

  15. Heather!!! I love it! Everything looks stunning.

  16. Shopping the house is my favorite, and your treasures look lovely shaken up in a different combination. I love all the progress you've made!