11.16.2012

Dining Room Update

Do you remember this room?



Once we found a home for the boxes, it sat empty for a while.  I had great intentions of making it into a dining room, but lacked the furniture and funds to make it usable.  It actually served as a time-out room since it didn't have an distractions for the naughty kiddo.  ;)  Fortunately, I came into a bit of luck.


I have been stalking Craigslist for a dining room table for quite a while.  I rarely see something worthwhile on there, but my heart can hope, right?  I love the Pottery Barn farmhouse table look, but not the price.  I also like white oval tables, and marble-topped tables, however, those aren't the sort of things that typically turn up second hand.  Nevertheless, my perusing and patience paid off.  I found a listing for a white pedestal table, with a leaf, from Crate and Barrel.  Cheap.  By the end of the weekend it was mine.  I am in love.


Next step, chairs.  I found some dreamy ones online at Target.  Plus, they were on sale, and since I used my Target debit card, I got an extra 5% off and free shipping.  They are a pale blue and I think they are magnificent.  I love the coastal vibe they lend to the room.



The rug I bought for the living room from RugsUSA.com.  I ended up switching it out because I felt the living room needed more color and the rug fits the dining room better.  It works well with the table and chairs.


Now, I need to work on curtains.  I have fabric in mind, but need to wait to squeeze it in the budget.  I'd also love to update the lighting.  Eventually, it would be nice to have a  sideboard and maybe a few accent chairs for extra seating.  Despite what I would love to happen, the room has made tremendous progress from when we first moved in.  Don't you agree?

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

It looks great! I Love the pop of color of the chairs and also the rug. Can't beat a good deal when it looks like that!

mme said...

thanks! I'm happy with it! And I can't wait for the holidays so family can enjoy it too!