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Not sure about dining table we bought!

barbarasabFebruary 3, 2013
My husband and I bought a dining table, side board (I love the side board) and bench from reclaimed wood from Northern India. It is so different from what I am used to - and because it is reclaimed wood from a variety of places - it has a great variety of colors within the table - from green, to rust, to blue. In some light - it looks fantastic - and in others - I worry that it just looks paint splattered. (It has a lacquer on it to protect it.) My problem is that none of my plates, cutlery etc. match - and for elegant dinners - I would have to cover it with a table cloth in order to use my grandmother's china and sterling. Should I take it back - or buy all new dishes and flatware? I think I am just afraid of how different it is now that it is in our Napa house. Thoughts??
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Nice table but I understand your concern. One way to "expense it up" is to glue 1" strip of 1/8" thick mirror on face of each leg and install 1/8" thick mirror on the face of the apron, leaving 1/4" around edges and lining top of leg mirror with top of apron mirror and up from leg bottom 1/2" . That will dampen the distressed look and might reflect other aspects of your interior. Could add feet caps in stainless. But as far as the top mixing with your good china it would be hoot of a contrast, dampened slightly by small place mats. Silver would look great on the table enhanced by the proximal mirrors, add center candles, china plates to mix the pattern of the table and the plates, napkins in the same hew as one of the table top colors. Have fun with it! It is a great find!
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