Home Improvement Thursdays – Decorating the Dining Table

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styling a dining table

Before I had kids, I could keep the same tablecloth on the dining table for weeks – possibly months before I’d change it to a new one because I needed a fresh look.

Once we had kids, I have been changing the tablecloth as one changes their undies – often daily because kids love to spread their food from the plate onto the table.

I had been meaning to buy a plastic tablecloth that looked modern (without looking trashy) for ages. I wanted one that could be wiped down after each use.  Kmart came in with the goods with this $6 spotty flannel backed tablecloth. I bought two because it’s always good to have a spare.

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It has made my life easier because after dinner, a quick spray and wipe and the tablecloth is as good as new. Even tomato based sauces don’t stain the white tablecloth.

To add some extra style to our dining table I bought this black placemat and added three vases that work well with the styling on my buffet. The monochrome and white vase (not online but just released in stores this week, here is a similar vase) are both from Kmart, and the little pink vase is from Ikea and was used in a previous post on how to add colour to your bathroom.

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Placing breakables in the middle of the table means it’s out of reach from little hands. It’s incredibly calming to see a clean and clear dining room table. I don’t do so well with cluttered mess.

Last week on HIT Aaron from Mayfair Plumbing shared why it’s important to have a plumbing inspection before purchasing a property. Check out what he found as a problem for a potential buyer of a property. The door can’t fully open into the toilet because of the way the toilet has been installed. Dodgy.

Image by Mayfair Plumbing
Image by Mayfair Plumbing

Holly from Simplify Create Inspire shares tips on how to add Spring Style to your Home.

Image via Simplify Create Inspire
Image via Simplify Create Inspire

Don’t forget about the Kmart Style Challenge for this month. You can use a piece from the current Kmart range and show how you style it in your home. And you don’t have to be a blogger to enter. The comp is open for everyone – providing you live in Australia and follow the terms and conditions in the post.

How has the first week of school holidays been for your household if you live in QLD? Have you done anything lately to change the style in your home?

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