Create a Festive Farmhouse Dining Room
Vintage furnishings set the stage for a homey holiday spread. Here's how to re-create this welcoming feel using thrifty finds
Timeworn finishes, natural textures, and muted colors in the dining area of Macksi and Cody Warner's 1890s farm-house recall a simpler way of life—when furniture was made by hand and holiday trimmings came from the land.
In preparation for a family gathering, the couple set their primitive pine table, shown here, with a block-printed runner, stoneware plates, a tiered pewter server loaded with fruits, and weighty wine goblets. For the centerpiece, a white-glazed pitcher, rather than a formal vase, holds fresh-cut evergreen branches.
The cheery treatment extends to the windows, where fragrant bay-leaf wreaths hang from green burlap ribbons. The effect is an inviting dining area that's ready for a harvest feast. Read on to learn how to bring this festive farmhouse feel to your home.
Make a vintage-look table from a kit. This one has mortise-and-tenon joints, and a ¾-inch-thick top. Minwax Hunter Green stain supplies the two-tone effect.
Pine base, about $180, and soft maple top, about $300; tablelegs.com