Dining Room 2.0

Hey peeps!

A few days ago I shared some pictures of my dining room in it’s current state.  Today I thought I would share with you a few of the changes that I want to make.  I’m definitely looking for more comfortable seating, new pillows for the window seat, an area rug to ground the room, and I decided a new (and by new I mean thrifted) sideboard was in order.  

This is where I’m headed with our dining space (sorta):


This photo from Southern Living embodies exactly what I’m looking for.  I want two benches on either side of the table, and two wing back chairs at each end.  My husband decided that we could build two benches for $200 or less, which is what it would cost to get the matching Ikea benches that go with our table.  The Ikea benches are only 62 1/4 inches long, and our table is around 95in long.  Going the DIY route will get us longer/wider benches, which means more comfy seating.

The wingback chairs are going to be thrifted, and they shouldn’t be hard to come by.  I collect chairs like most people collect tea cups.  Chairs find me.  It’s a gift, really.  I’m toying around with the idea of reupholstering the chairs (which I haven’t found yet) myself, or depending on the fabric trying to paint them like this clever lady did. Genius! 

I would also like to add an area rug to the space.  I think a rug would help ground the room, and it’s also another way for me to pull more color and pattern into the room (It’s clearly lacking in both departments) I recently spotted this rug from Joss & Main, and I think it’s definitely what I’m leaning towards. 

joss and main rug

Naturally I’m leaning toward a pretty eclectic mix of pillows for the window seat. It’s not easy to find great looking pillows in a purple scheme, so I like the idea of the muti-color rug so that I can pull colors from that.  

Wish me luck-I’ll keep you posted on the updates as they happen!


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