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.
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!