I’ve been really flip flopping on what I want to do in the dining room. It’s a central point in our house and you walk through it from the living room to get to the kitchen and up the stairs. It really has to get along well with all of those rooms. Yesterday I showed you our finished board and batten. I love the black and white walls but I don’t want the room to feel cold or “color themed”.
We already have a very similar black chair but it doesn’t have a brand name on it so I used the chair you see in the mood board. The dining room table is also the one we currently have. It’s a counter height table and I love it EXCEPT for the finish. My plan is to refinish it to a more natural wood tone similar to Restoration Hardware’s “Natural” finish. There is slate inset on each end which we really like. It adds some texture and breaks up all of the wood. Plus, we put hot dishes on it when we eat dinner. No trivets needed 😉
The pendant light is this one from World Market. Like I mentioned in a previous post, we already bought it. Snagged it on sale too! Some very popular bloggers you may know recently put three of these up in their hallway and I loved them so much I immediately bought one. We need to hang it to replace the world’s ugliest chandelier but we’ve been too busy on the weekends since we finally thawed out from Winter.
I currently have drop cloth curtains hanging in here but I would like to paint gold stripes on them or stencil some other gold pattern on them. The bar cart, wood sunburst mirror and botanical art will all be DIY projects. Some of those are already in the works.
That rug, right?! I LOOOOOVE it. It’s jute, so totally durable for under a dining table. Depending on our budget it might have to get DIY’d from a more affordable rug. I especially love this rug from RugsUSA. Just waiting on a sale, hopefully Memorial Day weekend. Fingers crossed!!!
That fiddle leaf fig don’t need no explainin’ …
Thoughts on the board? Making any yourself or planning the finishing touches on a room? I’ll admit, even though I enjoy transforming our house, I sometimes lack the follow through. Leave a comment letting me know what you think and have a fun weekend! We’re headed to Syracuse for a couple nights, pictures will follow 🙂
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