Tuesday, August 02, 2011

{dining room progress}

After lots of small peeks at our dining room over the past few months, I finally feel confident showing off pics of the entire space. While it is still a work in progress, I'm excited at the changes we have made so far.

What I'm most excited to show off is our "new" dining room set that we found on Craigslist. You probably remember my post about recovering the chairs with a fun and bold fabric. Well, I finished recovering all four of them and now they have a table to sit around!


They aren't a matching set, but we bought the chairs and table from the same Craigslist seller. For...get this...$75 for the chairs and $60 for the table! And she delivered the table. Pretty sweet deal.

We love the midcentury details...



All of the pieces still need to be refinished...you can see a few bad spots on the table top here...


But it has a really lovely grain. I'm wondering if it is teak? I'm a total wood dunce though, so if someone can educate me, please do!

So for now the table is sporting a tablecloth to keep its unfinished surface safe from toddler {or Mandy} spills. I'm actually clumsier than they are.

And during these crazy hot summer months our friend that we love to hate, Mr. AC is out in the open...


Oh what a love/hate relationship I have with him.

And the gray curtains. Not sure what to do with those. They are pretty blah now that we have some fun colors going on with the chairs and artwork.  I'm thinking once we have the walls painted something other than white, some white drapes with a fun fabric accent would add a lot of brightness to the space.

The wall opposite the fireplace has this little art gallery of sorts...


And then there is the corner to the left of the fireplace. Right now it has this sad bench and a random pillow...


Remnants from when this space was our family room. Working on some ideas for that little nook.

And of course we want to paint the walls, and I'd like all of the trim to be white. And still on the fence about painting the fireplace. Gotta remove that brass door. Lots to do. But when I look at the space now I smile, and that is a good feeling.

When we moved in it looked like this...


And now it looks like this...



I love a good before and after, even if it is still a work in progress.

post signature

4 comments:

the cape on the corner said...

fabulous table and chairs-i've always loved that fabric. loving the whole mid mod vibe, and the "awkward" space next to the fireplace. cracked me up.

Jennifer said...

Great Craigslist find! I also think your art gallery is adorable. I found your site today through Tatertots and Jello. :-)

Jamie said...

Love those chairs. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your dining room. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

krystina / lollipops said...

i love it! great job!!! a beautiful redo!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...