Summertime Style: Picnic Tables...Indoors

Picnic tables are a staple of the summer and just because the next season is approaching doesn't mean we necessarily have to say goodbye to them. If you crave that rustic elegance that picnic tables provide — why not move one inside?

Picnic tables provide ample seating for a larger family or for a couple that entertains. Put the picnic table in your dining room and dress it up with your good china and fresh flowers — the combination of rustic and glam will be showstopping.

If you're more of a casual diner, paint the table a funky color and add a chair to each end. If you aren't a huge fan of the bench seating, simple — scrap it! Pair your favorite dining chairs with the remaining table for a modern farmhouse look. There's no way to mess up a picnic table, so you might as well have fun with it.

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