I've been thinking about getting a new dining table. I've seen a nice, big pine, farmhouse style one that I like. But then I wondered if we had enough space for it. And then thought about the damage that the kids cause on a regular basis. The reason I got this second hand pine one was because I wouldn't have to be too concerned about the glitter, glue and other mess made on it. But I'd been thinking it looked tatty. A few months ago I revarnished it, but it soon looked tatty again. I recently painted the fire surround white and then later on - inspired by the Cherry Menlove blog painted our dark dresser. Pleased with the results and how light the room now looks, I was also tempted to paint the dining table. Cherry Menlove has done this and hers looks fab. So I thought I might as well give it a go. I like it. I'm not sure if it will stay nice for long. Somebody has already accidentally drawn on it with pencil. It does wipe clean easily and I have the leftover paint handy for when I need to touch up. I also brought in an old white bench from the garden which was in a really sorry state. So I have painted that too and plopped a few cushions on it for the kids to sit on. The Christmas tree is up now and we certainly could not fit in a bigger table now. But if, next year I find it is too high maintenance, I'll reconsider buying a new one. For now, though, we'll make the most of what we have.
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Hi. I'm a Catholic Mama 'on a break' from school teaching while I look after my three children Honor(8), Henry(5), and Hope(6 months), do a bit of private tutoring and writing. I'm married and live in a small village in the Kent countryside. I LOVE... A-Ha, Little House on the Prairie, Roseanne,Moonlighting, The Eighties, Mozart, Snakes (and Steve Irwin), James Bond, Lost, the seasons, Spinal Tap, red wine, tesco value turkey legs,Cath Kidston, vintage, gardening and Dr Who.