A shabby chic dining table is the perfect table for your kitchen or dining area. The nice thing about shabby chic is that it can be added to almost any décor, and if your primary theme is shabby chic, it doesn’t take a lot of coaxing to rehabilitate a table to your kitchen. A color change, a tea-dyed table runner or a primitive table center arrangement can help blend almost any table style into your dining area.
Where to Find Shabby Chic
Yard sales, estate auctions and flea markets are good places to find shabby chic furnishings. The best tables for shabby chic are tables made of solid wood rather than department store particle board furnishings. You can work with the latter, but they won’t be your best choice. Real wood, metal or glass are your best choices for shabby chic. You can even purchase unfinished wood furniture and quickly turn it into shabby chic. Apply layers of differently colored paint, letting each layer dry between coats. Make the last coat of paint be the color you want in your dining area. Lightly sand corners and areas that would receive wear during normal use allowing color from the lower layers to show at the edges. This simulates the way older furniture was often refurbished, and the way it wears over time.
Purchasing Ready-Made Shabby Chic
If you have little time for the treasure hunt of searching for the perfect piece through junk shops, yard sales and estate auctions, you can purchase ready-made shabby chic. A quick browse of Etsy or Pinterest will turn up hundreds of lovely tables and table treatments.
Make Your Existing Table Shabby Chic
If you have a dining table but you don’t want to change its finish, you can quickly turn it into a shabby chic dining table by adding a table runner or tablecloth. Age a white tablecloth by dying it using coffee or tea. The resultant color will be that soft, off-white that’s often seen in heirloom tablecloths. Add some mason jar salt and pepper shakers or a decorated mason jar centerpiece to complete the look.
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Vintage setup for an elegant dining room furnished with a round dining table made out of white painted wood with a smooth finish and a set of four matching dining chairs with traditional-patterned seat cushions.
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This beautiful rustic dining table comes with 6 matching chairs constituting a complete set, ideal to add a bit of warmth and cosiness to your kitchen or dining room. It measures 75 cm H x 91 cm W x 152 cm L.
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