This refresh in our dining room has been a long time coming, I am SO excited!
It seems like a living room or kitchen gets more attention (is it just me?) and the dining room just does not seem to be something we think about updating very often.
As our style and ideas for our home have evolved over the past 4 years this is one area that has not really played catch-up yet. Here is a shot of our dining room as it has been since we moved in.
So, I decided to go big.
We are keeping the same table but updating it by sanding off the dark stain and possibly swapping out the legs. Not 100% sure on that yet. But it will look a lot different once the dark stain is outta here.
The room is long and kind of narrow and with a huge dining room table there is not a lot of room for anything else. So, I am selling my church pew. I love it but it is time for us to pass her along to someone else, and free up some much needed space.
We will use our existing chairs but they will get a fresh coat of pretty green paint. And that black and white fabric swatch on the mood board will be the new fabric for the seats.
Everything started with painting the chairs, then all heck broke loose lol 🙂
I am ready for a change with the light fixture and being a home built in the 70’s we have low ceilings in some rooms, so a semi-flush mount sputnik is what will replace our beaded chandelier.
A dark block of color around the window on the wall above the table will define the space and make it feel like a separate “room.” I like to use this trick when a home flows from one area to the next and you want to give the illusion of a defined space.
Oh my gosh I fell in love with these are they are in stock so YAY! They are a semi-sheer set from Society 6. I cannot tell you how much I love this website. They have the kind of curtains and pillows, etc… that make a room pop. And every purchase supports and artist, win win!
The rest is all art and accessories. I like pretty things but they have to be sturdy as you never know when they will get hit by a nerf bullet or knocked over by a joust. That’s just the way we roll.
While I love the gold ginko leaves I will most likely spray paint something I already have. But the bamboo sconces, I think I can make these with some stuff I already have on hand. I have two outdated half-circle sconces and a bunch of small wooden dowels, I think it will work! Here is an example of some that I saw online, I am heating up my hot glue gun right now 🙂
So there it is, it will take a couple weeks to get everything completed, especially the table and chairs since that is a bit of a project.
I find that creating a mood board really helps me pull all my ideas together in one place, and virtually see how they will look together. I have not made one in a while and I think I am hooked!
Thank you so much for reading, until next time! xoxo, Tanya