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Although it should be something super fun that we like, redecorating can sometimes be an expensive and headache filled process. Do I buy this or that? I want this but it is too expensive 🙁 . Luckily, the use of reclaimed wood can easily add character and a distinct design to your dining room, without overburdening you with expenses. Yes!
The most important piece of furniture that’s found in the dining room has to be the table, right? So why not spruce things up with a reclaimed wood dining table. They are super chic and farmhouse style is all the rage these days. Here are some reasons why using reclaimed wood in your dining room is a fab idea:
Gorgeous Country Charm
Let’s face it old wood is fabulous looking and has a level of quality and craftsmanship that isn’t found in many modern stores. A lot of furniture companies these days use ugly particleboard or veneer. Yuck!
The color and depth of reclaimed wood shows off its age and history, making it the likely conversation piece whenever you have guests. You’ve heard the term “ageless beauty” – well nowhere is that saying more apt than when describing a beautiful piece of furniture made from reclaimed wood.
One Of A Kind
Reclaimed furniture is unique and different – there are no two pieces alike. That’s one of the best things about it. When decorating with reclaimed wood in the dining room, people will be asking you where they can get a reclaimed wood dining room table just like yours. And who can blame them, they look fantastic!
My husband handmade our dining room table and I LOVE it. It’s the perfect farmhouse table and was just the faction of the cost of those fancy ones in stores.
You’ll just have to tell them that it’s impossible to get one just like yours. However, they can talk to a wood craftsperson in your area and get a custom one made that’s similar to yours. Or maybe your husband is handy like mine and could make one for you 😉
Reclaimed wood usually comes from more mature trees. This means it’s older, and thus more sturdy and durable wood. Reclaimed wood has also survived many different weather conditions and climate changes. So it’s strong stuff! If reclaimed wood wasn’t strong, it wouldn’t have stood the test of time the way it did, would it?
Sometimes reclaimed wood is from exotic and rare types of wood – woods that are hard to find these days. This can add a lot of value to your furniture. Get in touch with some of the local wood craftsmen in your area and chat with them about their reclaimed wood furniture – they’ll probably be happy to tell you where the wood came from.
Reclaimed wood can be used in a dining room in SO many ways. The obvious is the dining room table, but it could be used in beams, floorboards, handmade buffet hutches, as wainscoting and paneling… the list goes on. Wherever a touch of rustic charm is needed around the house, you can count on reclaimed wood. It won’t let you down!
I think I am going to put wainscoting on my husband’s honey-do DIY list. My dining room needs it 🙂
3/3/18 Happy Saturday! I’ve been busy trying to be more organized with my blog. It’s taken some time but I think I have found a system I like. Have a great day 🙂
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.