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?