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  • How to Set the Table Properly

    Have you ever learned the proper way to set a table? Elevate your dinner parties by following these easy steps to set the table! Also check out these other “how to” posts for other tips and tricks: How to Build a Farmhouse Dining Table How to Make Faux Floral Arrangements Dinner Party – How to Host How to Paint a Room How to Table Decorations for Fall There are tons of different ways to set the table whether it is for a casual occasion or a fancy dinner party. Each piece of silverware, napkin, and plate has its own designated place and purpose on a dining table! Do you want to look like a pro at your next dinner party for the holidays? Try these easy steps for setting a table the proper way, starting with the basic version! Basic Dinner Setting Formal Dinner Setting Are you having appetizers and salad at the dinner? Follow along these steps for a more formal table setting after starting with the basic set up above! Start with the basic set up. Add a…

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  • Staining a Wood Table Tips & Tricks

    The holidays are upon us and I am so excited to be gathering around the table with my family this holiday season! There was one thing that was on my mind while I was planning my family’s meal….my dining room table! Kyle built this amazing table for me in our last home by staining wood and as our family has grown, it doesn’t have enough seats for any extra guests! Kyle was kind enough to build me a new table just in time (full tutorial coming soon!) but today I wanted to share with you how we achieved this amazing, rich oak color. Follow along to learn how to stain wood! Supplies for Staining A Wood Table: BEHR® Water-Based Pre Stain Wood Conditioner BEHR® Fast Drying Water-Based Polyurethane  2 Paint Brushes BEHR® Fast Drying Water-Based Wood Stain – we used the color White Cedar Microfiber cloths (lint free!) Why we Chose BEHR® Interior Water-Based Wood Stain Kyle and I chose to use BEHR® Interior Water-Based Wood Stain Line for a few reasons! We have used Behr paint products almost exclusively in…

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