Simple Farmhouse Outdoor Dining Space

Hello friends!

I’m so, so excited to be taking part in a Summer Festival Blog Hop this week, teaming up with 25 creative & talented bloggers to bring you all sorts of lovely Summer decorating ideas & inspiration (you’ll find it all linked at the end of this post)!


Today, I’ll be sharing a space I’ve never actually shared on the blog before … welcome to our farmhouse outdoor dining space!


To me, Summer is all about simple, relaxed living and spending all the time we can enjoying the great outdoors.


Maybe it’s the promise of those long, lazy days of Summer, or maybe it’s simply because we spend 3/4 of the year buried under a pile of snow up here in northern Alberta – whatever the reason, we always make the most of our short Summers, spending every minute we can soaking up all that glorious fresh air and sunshine!

white table, diy table, outdoor dining


From morning coffee on our front porch, to late dinners in the backyard as the sun sets, we’re outside from sun up to sun down around here.


Our front porch has always been our go-to spot to kick back all Summer long.


It was one of the very first projects we tackled in this old house and it’s still one of our favourite places to be. Since then we’ve been occupied by all sorts of reno projects inside the house (check out our latest, and BIGGEST project here), but with those long, warm days of Summer rolling in again, we’ve found ourselves wanting to spend some time on our outdoor spaces instead. Our backyard is basically a blank canvas with nothing but grass and a patio space that needs a whole lot of love. Though our little man spends hours out there all Summer long, it isn’t a space we spend a lot of time in as a family.

This Summer, we’re hoping to change that. First up, creating an outdoor dining space that we actually want to use.


We’ve always adored this big old tree in the corner of our yard – in fact, it’s about the only thing out there we love. So, stringing some lights around the branches and setting our table right under it all was an easy decision.


Our table (a DIY project from a few years ago) was in pretty rough shape, but nothing a quick coat of paint couldn’t fix of course.


I just love how all of the dishes and flowers pop agains the white.


With some gorgeous brass candlesticks and a few bottle vases with flowers scattered through the centre, our new outdoor dining space was feeling cozier than ever.


This simple outdoor tablescape took just a few minutes to set up and I’m absolutely head-over-heels in LOVE with the way it turned out!


And it just looked more lovely and cozy as the sun went down and the night slowly rolled in!


So, if you need us at all through the next few months, pretty sure this is where we’ll be – gathered around this lovely table, sipping Summer cocktails with friends while our kiddos stay up way too late playing while we watch the sun set.


You can see the entire process of how I created this tablescape in the video below:



Sending out SUCH a big thank you to my sweet friend Kendra at Joy in our Home for organizing and bringing together all of these beautiful Summer ideas!

If you’re looking for more summer dining inspiration, you’ll definitely want to swing by to see what my friend Coco at The Crowned Goat has put together – you’ll love the soft colours and touch of whimsey of her coastal tablescape!

Just one last thing before you go my friends, please take some time to check out all of the other fabulous Summer inspiration my friends are sharing throughout the week:

Vignettes on Monday

Joy In Our Home | The Painted Hinge | Honey n Hydrangea 

My Creative Days | Follow The Yellow Brick Home


Front Porches on Tuesday 

Country Road 407 | Chatfield Court | Starfish Cottage

Noting Grace | Sanctuary Home Decor 


Recipes on Wednesday

Live Laugh Rowe | Love In My Oven | The Sugar Coated Cottage

Countryside Cravings | Chocolate With Grace 


Tablescapes on Thursday Hood Creek Log Cabin | Making It In The Mountains | The Crowned Goat 

Timeless Creations | 2 Bees in a Pod 


Mantles on Friday

DIY Beautify | White Arrows HomeRepurpose and Upcycle 

Lantern Lane Designs | The Latina Next Door  


Wishing you such a lovely day!

PS. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information please see my privacy policy.

Happy Notes copy    

28 thoughts on “Simple Farmhouse Outdoor Dining Space

  1. Kristi – your farmhouse tablescape is so pretty. We love that the glassware has just a tinge of aqua and it pairs so well with the peach flowers. Even more fantastic is that you made the table and benches! It looks lovely nestled under the tree and lights!

  2. Oh it is all so lovely and summery! What a beautiful post. Love your brass candlesticks and outdoor lighting in the trees. I hope you enjoy this space all summer, and fall too!

    So glad to be joining you on the Festival Summer Blog Hop. Have a great weekend ahead!

  3. I am totally bananas for your farmhouse tablescape, Kristi! It is totally fabulous! You know I love those white dishes, the wicker chargers and your table and benches too. It’s all just so pretty. I know you guys have been working really hard on your back yard lately and it’s been so much fun to see it all come together. I can’t wait to watch your garden grow! I know it’s going to be amazing. Hugs for a happy summer, CoCo

  4. So beautiful Kristi! I love the table and everything you added to it. The outdoor space is very pretty (I like the color of your fence!) I love to create tablescapes with my seagrass placemats too – they are just perfect.

    1. Thank you so, so much Kristen! Our fence actually matches our house right now – I love the colour, but we’re thinking about changing things up when we freshen up the paint next year. And I agree, those seagrass placemats are the perfect way to introduce some texture and break up all the white! Thanks again!

  5. Kristi, you’ve created the perfect spot for Summer evenings there under the tree with that beautiful table and lights! Wishing you many pleasant Summer evenings there!

  6. Love the table….I think I found the same plans and I am planning to make one of my own! Starting the slow process of making my home into a โ€œfarmhouseโ€ โค๏ธ Nice to find a fellow Canadian blogger ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

    1. Thank you Kiri! This big table has served our family well, and it looks good as new with a fresh coat of paint. Wishing you the best on your farmhouse journey – it’s so rewarding to see it all starting to take shape!

  7. Love the outdoor dining space! We had a huge picnic table on our back deck when I was growing up and we spent countless hours out there as a family. I would love to have something as nice as yours one day ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Very nice! I would love hanging out here too. The table and benches look great. You guys did a good job building them, and they look like they will last forever! Your home is coming along nicely.

  9. Kristi, your outdoor tablescape really is perfection! The setting, your table and benches and your tableware and decor is all so beautiful!! I remember when you first made this table … and I didn’t think it could get prettier but it really has! Thank you SO much for always joining me Kristi! You add such beauty to these bloghops! xo

    1. Awwwww, you always make my day with your sweet comments Kendra! Thank you so much for your kind words and for inviting me to join in all this blog hop fun! xo

I can't wait to hear your thoughts?