Decorating the {new} Dining Room Table for the 4th of July

Patriotic Table Ideas for the 4th of July

Remember when I thought it would be a good idea to have my home office in my dining room when we first moved in this house?

Welp. I was wrong about that.  Very wrong. Here is a cleaned up picture of the office dining room.  It looked this nice for about 2.4 seconds while I took this photo. And then the crap piled right back up in this room so fast it made my head spin. Home Office with blue rug

The dining room is the very first room you see when you walk through the front door of my house, and my office desk was continually covered in piles of paperwork and stacks of bills and towers of dirty dishes. It was not a good first impression. It never, ever felt presentable.
So, I moved my office upstairs to the attic and reclaimed my dining room as a place to sit down and eat again!

Welcome to my new Dining Room

4th of July Table Dining Room Decorating ideas
I’m SO excited to show you the finished room today along with a patriotic 4th of July table decked out in red, white and blue. Come take the tour!

Pier One Bradding Dining Table

I bought the ‘Bradding’ dining table with a matching bench and two side chairs from a going out of business sale at a local Pier One Imports. This is the very first time I have ever owned a six-seater dining table!! WHOOPWHOOP.  Look at me being all adulty and stuff.

Patriotic table setting ideas

I also got the matching sideboard.

Dining room sideboard with flag

I found this old fireplace mantel at a local junk store and my husband attached it to the wall above the sideboard. It’s been sitting out in my garage gathering dust for over a year, but finally it found a home. It is perfect for this spot.


 It was so easy to create and it turned out so great.

Vintage crib springs used to make flag with ribbon and handkerchief

I found this green painted map of the US at Farmhouse + Family for my corner display.

Distressed wood USA Map

Thought this was perfect to celebrate America’s birthday.

Green and white USA map on distressed wood

I have an addiction for junky old stuff.  But y’all already knew that.

Church attendance sign in corner vignette

I thought it would go away after a while, but so far it’s still hanging in there.

church attendance sign with globe

So, back to the reason for this post.  I used red striped dishtowels as placemats and a vintage flag table runner down the middle of the table.  Simple white plates on gold chargers and boom. Table is set.

Red white and blue tablescape with grain sacks

I stuck the dinnerware in a glass vase with a galvanized flower frog to hold them up.

Plant frog as a silverware holder

And added a red vintage toolbox to hold all the napkins. That pinstriped star sachet came from Dirt Home and Garden in Franklin, TN. red tool box with white napkins and blue star ticking

And there you go.. it’s a simple and easy Fourth of July tablescape!

Strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream for 4th of july

I finished out this room makeover with a brand new light fixture! Here was the old one that we replaced….

ugly 90's dining room chandelier

And here is the new one! I fell in love with Zevy Joy’s dining room chandelier, so I scoured the internet to find one like it. She told me hers is the Armonk chandelier from Pottery Barn, but I found this knockoff one on Amazon for WAY cheaper than the Pottery Barn price.

I’m soooo happy with this pretty light fixture.

Pottery Barn Armonk knockoff dining room chandelier

I hope you guys have a great Independence Day!

4th of July Table Decorating ideas with flag runner

If you need me I’ll be over here shooting fireworks and making goo-goo eyes at my pretty new dining room table and light fixture.
4th of July Patriotic Table Decorating ideas

4th of July Decor and Tablescape Ideas

Today I’m joining these amazing bloggers on a blog hopping tour of red, white and blue tablescapes! We’ve got 4th of July decorating ideas running out of our patriotic pantaloons over here. Be sure to visit all of my blog friends to get more ideas:

Farmhouse on Boone

Sincerely Marie Design

Seeking Lavender Lane

Inspiration for Moms

Twelve on Main

Christina’s Adventures

Flat Creek Farmhouse

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  1. There is just so much to love about this! Lots of visual interest! And the flag and the US sign are perfection. Good work!

  2. Your whole dining room looks awesome, Beth! I love all the subtle patriotic touches, like the chalkboard America map!

  3. So pretty Beth! I’m loving all the decor in this room. Such a pretty space, and love your patriotic touches.

  4. Laura Dennison says:

    Did you use Sherwin Williams Rainwashed in your dining room?

  5. Beth, I love your new dining room! It’s just beautiful. And I can’t wait to see your tutorial on how you made that flag with a crib mattress springs!

  6. So many cute ideas!! Love everything, but just a gentle reminder(one of the little photos shows what appears to be an actual vintage flag)It is not ok to use a real flag as “decor” in this way. or draped on any furniture for that matter! Love Old Glory and all she represents! xxoo

  7. Beth, your table is gorgeous! Well, your whole dining room is gorgeous but I love how you used the wooden tool box in the center. Your new chandelier is perfection! So thrilled I could be apart of such a talented group of ladies!

  8. Lisa Mothersead says:

    Fantastic!! Love the room, and as always, your unique touches. Can’t wait to see it decorated for other holidays, too!!

  9. I love that you used those dishtowels as placemats! And that flag wall hanging is amazing. I think I need one. I love your whole table, it looks amazing!

  10. Marla Hoffman says:

    Hi there! Found this post while researching the Pier One Bradding extension table. We looked at Pottery Barn Banks Table and a few other places but really liked the look and price of the Pier One table! Would you buy it again? How is it holding up? PS..looks beautiful!! Great style!


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