I'm really happy with how the dining room is coming together. I had a pretty clear vision for where I wanted to take the room and I've been lucky to find some great pieces to finish off the space (for now).
When we bought the house, the dining room was painted a harsh red, was carpeted, and was where the previous owners kept their dogs. It wasn't my style at all and needed some serious updating. We both love to cook and entertain, so I knew this room would be working hard.
The room got a total makeover. Josh laid a new floating floor throughout the first floor (which deserves a whole post of its own!). We painted a deep navy blue (Naval by Sherwin Williams) above the chair rail and Alabaster (Sherwin Williams) below. I was initially worried that the blue might be too dark, but the deep moodiness really works, plus the room gets a lot of natural light during the day.
We switched out the light fixture for a mid-mod sputnik replica with Eddison bulbs. This thing gives off major light and heat. We installed our own lucite curtain rods using acrylic rods I ordered from a plastics company and brass ballet bar standoffs!
The table and chairs were hand-me-down from a family friend. I reupholstered the chairs and refinished the table myself. The bench was a thrift store find that I covered in the same fabric to give us more seating and give me the eclectic look I like. The buffet piece was also thrifted. It's a bamboo, hollywood regency piece and a gasped when I saw it and desperately jammed it in the back of my car before someone else could snag it up! The marble lamps are incredibly heavy and were a yardsale score for only $5.
Lastly, the plate wall was a labor of love. I spent months collecting blue/white plates from thrift stores and places like Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Once I had a good collection, I used these plate holders to attach them to the wall. I'll write more on that process later. Overall, I'm really please with the room and think it's mostly done (for now)!