So. IT came. Last week. And I’m really exited about it!! It’s our new trestle dining room table! You may recall this trestle table post back in August where I shared we were on the hunt for a new one and looking at all the options available out there. I ended up buying the last one I featured and since I didn’t have a chance to evaluate it in person, I confess I was biting my nails for six weeks it took to arrive. But here it is!
I really wanted something light but not white to contrast with the dark wood built in buffet, and with a refined rustic feel to it – this table definitely fits the bill! It’s 7 feet long, seats 6-8 people, and a perfect fit for the space.
This trestle table we bought is made of elm but the finish is similar to limed oak, a technique that dates back centuries. The top has some distressing and a protective finish coat that is very much like buffed wax – not shiny but not matte either.
I really couldn’t be happier, especially with the solid wood carved legs, reowr!
I keep the dining room palette neutral on purpose so I can play with any color table setting I fancy when the mood strikes. This week I set it simply with our everyday whites paired with some olive tree branches in a hurricane.
I stitched up two table scarves out of one of my work-in-progress fabric designs. (I’m creating several patterns right now and this ‘leaves and berries’ version is one of the botanical prints I’m experimenting with in different colorways. More to come on that topic in 2013!)
The olive tree branches are from my yard and the gnarled grapevine I found at Z Gallerie a year ago, but you can still find them in their stores and online.
I’m really thrilled with our new trestle table and for those of you like me who love the Restoration Hardware version, this table is a great alternative and less than half the price!
The area rug is by Dash & Albert and the pleated slipcovered dining chairs are the Couture from Ballard Designs. I’ve had them for five or six years and they still look great after all this time since the slipcovers wash up easily, great when you’ve got kids, ya know?
The Comfort Food Link Party posts at 1 p.m. EST tomorrow, see you then!