By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Room Set. At Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 02:31:13 AM.
If buying new dining room sets does not appeal to your taste, there are many wonderful options available in the classifieds, or at vintage stores. A bruised and battered table and chair collection can be revived with some sandpaper and a few coats of lacquer. Or if you prefer the more rustic look, you can leave the scratches and nicks on the piece.
The earliest memories of childhood often revolve around family and food. Most of us remember the aromas of our favorite foods wafting through the house as mom wove magic into meals. We do remember the cupboard in the corner, where she stored her special china and the book rack that was a treasure trove of her recipe books. Dad's special dining chair is a key memory mealtimes, long past. The empty spot at the dining table reminded us of a sibling who had moved to college.
It's not just design where we see differences, however. There has also been a fundamental change in the finishes and textures and how the wood is treated and used in modern dining furniture compared to its ancestors. Older pieces tend to accentuate the wood grain with finishes in the medium to dark range, like cherry and mahogany. Today's dining furniture styles tend to go more to extremes as far as finishes go. For the most part, modern dining sets are either really dark, from espresso to black, or really pale, with shades of white to lighter natural finishes.