Hi friends! Happy hump day. It was a rough couple days getting back in the swing of things after spring break, and my mommy heart is starting to freak out that we are only 7 weeks away from summer. Didn’t I JUST send my child off on the first day of kindergarten? Time. Is. Flying.
Today I wanted to pop in with a quick update on the dining room. It is week 2 of the 6 week room challenge and if you missed last week, I am tackling our dining room.
And YAY the big pieces of furniture are in! Obviously, since this is a dining room the table and chairs are the stars of the room and I am happy that all of these pieces are here to begin building the room around.
We had our heart set on a round dining table since the room is fairly square shaped. Our good friends have a round dining table and I have always loved dinner parties there because everyone is facing everyone and it really makes for a fun setting. We were thrilled to be able to pull one off in this room!
After several weeks of deliberating, we went with this one from Restoration Hardware in 72″.
Next up, the chairs. First- can we please just stop and talk about how expensive chairs can be? OK- now that we are all shaking our heads in agreement, let’s also acknowledge that this is a dining room. Where people eat. Real people. And even real little people ages 6 and 3.
We went back and forth on what chairs to get for this room but when we found these, we decided to go for it. The price was great and while they are still light in color, I scotch guarded them to help ward off stains. Will they have stains, probably. Will I stress about them? Nope.
Honestly, I am struggling a little with the leg colors now that they are in the room and I am considering staining them a darker color. It all has to do with whether a rug lands in here or not… and the jury is still out on all of it!
OK, next up- the console and mirror. These were both leftovers from our last house and now they have found a home in here. I am contemplating paint colors for both now so we shall see where they land!
Last but not least this week, I am making baby step progress on the color of the walls. I am looking for that perfect “greige” (beige + gray) color and having serious commitment issues. Here are some options with the wallpaper on the ceiling- I’d love to hear your favorites if you have one!
Alright, that is all for this week. I better get moving on crossing off more of these items on the to-do list! Only 4 more weeks to pull this room together.
- Table========> DONE
- Chairs=======> DONE
- Paint the walls
- Style the Built Ins
- Accessories for console
- Accessories/centerpiece for table
FOLLOW ALONG AS I TRANSFORM OUR DINING ROOM!
Dining Room Table- Restoration Hardware 17th C. Priory Round Dining Table
Dining Room Chairs