The New Dining Room

21 Jan

Happy New Year to you all!

I’m back with more details and pictures of our formal living room turned dining room. We got the room pulled together just in time to host a really fun Christmas dinner at our house.

It was lovely all dressed up for the holiday.


And a far cry from where it stood only a few days prior.


And here’s a few more pictures of what it looks like now.

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The two bookcases will be emptied once the office bookcases are complete. I’m toying with the idea of having Steve add doors to the bottom and top of them to turn them into china cabinets. I have no idea if that’s even doable, but I would like 2 matching cabinets opposite each other in here. The one we have now is an old Ikea one I painted and has several chips (despite sanding and priming, the paint didn’t adhere very well to the laminate).

Also, it wasn’t until I looked at these pictures that I realized how off center the rug is. Looks like it can be moved a good foot toward the back wall. Amazing what you see in pictures that isn’t obvious in person!

Anyway, I am thrilled with the end result and so pleased to have this room put together.

Some details:

Wall color: Benjamin Moore Coastal Fog

Light fixture: Hampton Bay Barcelona Chandelier

Rug: Seagrass from Natural Home Rugs

Upholstered dining chairs: Ikea Hendriksdal (I don’t think the armchair version is available anymore)

Sconces: Ikea Rodd Wall Lamp (spray painted gold and cord painted to match the walls)

Curtain fabric: Essential Stripe in Hickory

Chair Pillow Fabric: Braemore Fern Fabric

Bookcases and china cabinet are all old Ikea pieces purchased for our first apartment 7 years ago.

The rest was either passed down to us or purchased at an estate sale, antique market, or thrift store.

Not too shabby for such a hodge podge!


5 Responses to “The New Dining Room”

  1. elizabeth January 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    I looks great!! I love what you did with the IKEA sconces!

  2. Karen January 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    It looks fantastic! You did a beautiful job (and fast!) on this room. Looks cozy and inviting! And amazing what you did with the Ikea sconces….those look so good! Wish they had those at our Ikea! xo

  3. Katie February 4, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    Your house is beautiful! You have done some really great things!! I left a comment on one of your posts from 2012 so I wanted to repost here in hopes you will get it! Where are your seagrass rugs that you have in your living and dining rooms from? I know lots of places have them, these just look really nice and the living room one is big which I need! Thx:) Katie

  4. Kelly@Bungalow Blue May 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    It looks amazing! Can’t believe you pulled it together so nicely in just a few days, great job!

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