You guys sure know how to make a girl feel good! I always feel hesitant sharing accomplishments, ANYWHERE. I’m not really a shout it from the rooftops type of girl. I’m more of a behind the scenes, loves to watch other people be inspired type of person. I am overwhelmed by all of your kind remarks on my last post. Seriously, I only wanted to share because first it was a long time dream, and second, all of you being here, post after post, encouraged the dream to come to a place of reality. So it didn’t feel right keeping it to myself. Thank you so much for all of your kinds comments, and making what is normally an awkward moment for me, feel like a celebration!!
So I’ve made some changes in the dining room! Of course, after selling our table, DIYing an “in-transition” table, it was time to pull the trigger. And I couldn’t be happier with the results. So before we get all FULL-BLOWN christmas up in here, I wanted to share a glimpse into our dining room with the newest additions. I shared my design plan options with you HERE. And you all helped so much by weighing in.
It’s funny so many of you shared the exact same struggle and feelings I am having. And one sweet reader asked the question if I had a deadline? The answer is no. So the best thing to do is let some things marinate. We started by adding a new table and bench, and some new end chairs, and I love how it freshened up the space so much already. So take a look and see what’s new!
I chose THIS table from Wayfair. After all it’s called “The Bree Dining Table”, and my husband agreed it could be more of an obvious choice. After having a dark wood table top for so long, I was ready for a lighter look, but didn’t want to quite go white. I even debated sanding down the top of our old table and refinishing it, but knew it was only a temporary solution.
It has a gorgeous light washed wood finish. It’s slightly gray, with lots of the weathered wood look that I love. However you can still see a lot of the natural wood tones as well.
In the description of the table online it says that it’s “unfinished”, and when it arrived I could definitely tell I would need to put some type of a finished coat on top. I have a few I’m testing out, and will share how I did this after the holidays.
The top is one solid piece, even though you can tell they pieced it together, there are no “crumb catchers” I mean gaps in between the boards, which was one of the things I was looking for in a table. I wanted it to feel farmhouse, but a little more classy in design.
The legs have quite a distinct character to them as well. They are considered trellis style, and have a slight curve to them, which I love!
I picked up this new, tufted gray bench from a recent trip to HomeGoods. I specifically went looking with this style in mind, and was so happy when I found one, hiding in a corner behind all their hanging area rugs. I love the legs are slightly distressed, and the medium gray fabric is forgiving on spills. Since it is not slip-covered I knew I wanted something a bit darker than white to hide everyday dirt.
I kept my same Ikea parsons chairs for the opposite side, although I do need to get some new slip covers for them. I placed these slender wingback style slip covered chairs from Birch Lane on then end. I’ll be sharing more details about these versatile chairs soon, because you know I can’t keep chairs in the same spot for too long! lol.
Here’s one last Before photo to see what our Dining Room looked like :
I still have decide on a rug, however I did play a little rug musical chairs this weekend. I like it so far, but again, I am not up against any deadlines, so just letting the space evolve as I feel inspired to do so. And don’t worry I’m still contemplating a new paint color! I have a few things I’m considering, but thinking it will be a fun project to tackle in the new year once all the hustle from the holiday is over!
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