How to Get Glamorous with Your Vintage Dining Tables

August 3, 2018 14 comments

Shopping for a dining table can be a daunting task. A dining table is one of those items that you stick with for a long time. So you want to love it. It’s where the family gathers for their meals and many of life’s memories are made. If there’s a certain style or designer you love, chances are you may have to empty your wallet. But why pay full price when you can shop for fabulous vintage dining tables at a fraction of the price?

You can easily find vintage dining tables online made by old school designers like Eero Saarinen (known for the tulip table and the St. Louis Arch) and Herman Miller or modern designers like Jonathan Adler, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and Shine by S.H.O.

Vintage dining tables may have a bit of wear and tear. But you can easily take them from drab to fab with a little TLC and the right accessories, wallpaper or art, and chic dinnerware. If you were to choose, which look would you go for? Pink Abstract or Vintage Glam?

Pink Abstract

Blush pink, abstract lines, and a shag carpet add fun textures and prints to this mixed media dining table.

Vintage Glam

This Shine by S.H.O. dining table style is still available in her current collection and is over 40% off the original price. Don’t be afraid to go full glam with this dining table.

Caring for Vintage Dining Tables

For Wood

  1. Dust weekly with a soft cloth lightly dampened with water. Or try using a microfiber cloth to quickly absorb dust particles.
  2. Rub away water marks with mayonnaise.
  3. Keep the table away from any heating or cooling units, which can damage the wood.
  4. Polish wood with a hard wax twice a year to maintain shine. Skip polishes with silicone.
  5. If you need to repair a piece, check for materials or finishes that are period appropriate.

For Marble

  1. You may clean your marble tabletop with warm water and dry with a clean cloth. There are also marble-safe cleaners available.
  2. Work around original gilding, paint, or other coatings, which not be safe from marble-safe cleaning methods.
  3. Don’t expose marble to acidic substances such as vinegar, bleach, or bathroom cleaners, which may dull the shine.
  4. If there are scuff marks on your marble, you may want to hire a professional to buff them out.

Are you a fan of vintage furniture? Which sites do you use to shop online for these types of pieces?

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Nakturnal.

 

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