Hi and Welcome back!
I’m so excited to finally have a room completed. My dining room is the first room done and we had our very first adult sit down dinner party tonight. I was great to be able to all sit at the same table. So, without further ado, I present my dining room reveal haha.
When we came to look at the house, this room was set up as a sitting room.
Because it is right off the kitchen and opens to the main room, I thought it would be a great spot for the dining room. So, when we got here I took one quick night time photo of the room before I painted.
I wanted a neutral color, and since it opens to the main room, I just continued the same grey color in there. You can see my post on how I picked the perfect “greige” HERE.
The room is sort of smaller, and I really wanted to have at least an eight person table, so I built the furniture to fit. So I started by building the table.
You can get all the details on how I made my concrete table HERE.
Since I didn’t really have room for a traditional sideboard, and I wanted something a little “lighter”, I took a piece of wood I found in the yard, and made THIS shelf for about $10.
I added a mirror that came with us from the last house, and the box trunk thingy, which also came with us. I wanted a simple table dressing that could be easily removed and quickly stored or put back out in record time.
I also put a blanket, because my kids kept getting distracted during dinner by their own faces in the mirror. I throw the blanked over the mirror for dinner, so the urge to make funny faces doesn’t distract from conversation. Breakfast time is a free for all :). Anybody else have this issue, haha?
Now, we needed chairs and have you noticed how expensive dining chairs are??? I wanted a clean, modern look with no fabric and something I could wipe down easily. I came up with these chairs, which I spent about $20 on. You can find the tutorial on how I did them HERE.
I ended up buying the two end chairs as a little birthday present and love them. I found them HERE.
In the corner I put my conversation starter boards, which is a great way for us to have discussions at the table. You can see more about them HERE.
I branches my father-in-law and I found at his home in Indiana. He wanted me to do something with them and so far I’m stumped. I think inspiration will strike sometime, but for now I think they are kind of nice looking in my little copper pot.
For the rest of the accessories, I bought the bamboo “wall”, the hurricanes and the rest of the table dressing from TJMaxx and Ross. I was inspired by Restoration Hardware when I built my table. I used to be a manager there, and I knew they use things like natural elements to achieve their clean, elegant look and they also love a good hurricane :).
The very last thing I bought was the light, which I found on Amazon. I searched a bit for something that was trendy, using both natural and metal mix and I found this and loved it, especially for the price.
So, thats it! I finished the whole room for around $650, including the table and eight chairs. One room done, a million (it seems like) to go.
Thanks so much for stopping by!