Our dining table is the heart of our home. In south Louisiana, it seems that life happens around the table – it’s where we celebrate, laugh, grow, and enjoy. My husband and I love gathering our friends and family into our home whether there is a special occasion or even when life gets a little bit bumpy – it seems that there is always good that comes from sharing our home and food with others.
When we first moved into our home, our dining table was the very first piece of furniture that we purchased. Since we were young and did not have much to spend back then, we ventured off to the flea market and found our table for just $25. Our dining table holds a special place in our hearts too since it is the first piece of furniture that my husband refinished for our home. It’s also the project that sparked our interest in DIY projects – especially furniture flips.
As each season passes, I love highlighting our dining table by changing out the tablescape. Perfection is never my goal – instead I focus on simple and inexpensive. I’m a believer in mixing in new with old. So I try my best to use decor items that I already have while mixing them with a new item or two. Havenly, an online interior design service, is also a place you can look to for tips on this. When speaking with them, you can take your existing items within your home, and look for ways to blend them with new decor pieces to create your own, unique style.
Check out my most recent table designs below.
Throughout the past five years, our dining table has served as the focal point of our home – whether we are entertaining for many or just reporting about our day to one another during dinnertime. Life is certainly full when we cherish it – especially while gathering around a special piece of furniture with the ones we love most.
I’d love to hear what furniture piece or decor item in your home is most special to you?