Sunday, March 23, 2014

Choosing the Right Dining Table


duncan phyfe style dining table


Here’s a good tip, a pedestal table can give you the same seating as a four legged table but it looks less bulky and is better for a smaller space.  I didn’t really think about this until I started looking for ways to make our dining room seem more spacious.

Before the dining room seemed heavy.  Does that make sense?  The furniture was too bulky and it was all dark.  It over powered the small dining room. 




It’s actually a little better in the room after I painted it a lighter neutral color. I finally took the plunge and put the set up for sale.  It sold fairly quickly and then the fun began.  I had a fairly good enough of what I wanted.  Pinterest is full of amazing inspiration. 


duncan phyfe style tables give the illusion of more space and openess


I found exactly what I was looking for at the local antique mall.  A Duncan Phyfe style table with a mahogany brown finish (I did not want anything too reddish).  The table is smaller than the other table but this one has a butterfly leaf stored inside of it.


mahagony duncan phyfe style dining table


There was a few nicks on the finish but I revitalized it using the process I shared with you last week.  To see that post, click here.


duncan phyfe style table gives the illusion of more openess


It’s all shiny, pretty and definitely less bulky.  The dining room is almost complete!  I’ll be sharing more later this week!


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  1. Beautiful table. And no banging of knees into those side legs!

    1. Thank you, Nancy! The Waterford crystal didn't sell at the auction this weekend! They started out at $25 a piece but there were not bidders!

  2. Yes, a pedestal dinner table is more practical and your new one is gorgeous and classic. Have a nice week ahead.

  3. I love your new table, Tammy!

  4. I know what you mean about "heavy" look Tammy because my dining table is like that. Glad you found the perfect one for yours though, the table is very beautiful!

  5. This is so pretty, Tammy! I love the wood tone. And pedestals are so much easier to pull your chair under. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished room!


  6. I'm delighted to have found your blog! I feel as if I have met a kindred soul with the style of your home! The table is gorgeous!

  7. Oh I love this table, it is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Love this table. I've been wanting one to solve the problem of knees and table legs! Plus they're so beautiful Yours is really nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. I am your newest follower!

  9. Your old set was very nice, but I love this table! I have a soft spot (addiction) to Duncan Phyfe style furniture and this one is gorgeous! I'll have to check back and see the rest of the room. Have a great day!



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