Dining Before Pics and Plans!


We’ve been in our house for a little over half of a year. There’s so many things I want to do decor wise, but we’re taking it one room at a time and saving for specific things. We’ve started working on our dining room! Over the past few months I’ve been collecting pieces one at a time and almost have everything together!

Before we moved in last fall I spent a little time figuring out and defining my style.


I snapped this before we started moving furniture in. It’s a fantastic space! It’s a rectangle shaped room with 3 big windows that look out to the front yard and let in the golden late afternoon light. I knew I wanted a big dining room table that could hold a lot of people. I also knew that I wanted a china cabinet and that I wanted to fill the empty spaces with plants. This house doesn’t have a foyer so the front door opens right into this room.

Our friend Josh built our table and the current large cabinet that’s being used as a China Cabinet. Earlier this spring I bought the most perfect original Mid Century Modern credenza and China Cabinet set from an estate sale in my home town. I’m still ecstatic over how little I paid for the pair. The credenza is already in the dining room, but we haven’t gotten the matching China Cabinet up here just yet. Our plan is to move the cabinet into another room to use for storage.

Our dining room chairs are from a previous set. I’m thankful to have good chairs, but they don’t really match the style we’re going for.  Getting new chairs will be one of the last pieces of the puzzle for this room to be complete.

Here is what my Dining Room previously looked like.


As you can see in the first photo, I already have some of the items in the my plans set up, but I’m shifting things around.

Other than the chairs, we already have everything in the collage above and our living room will be complete! I can’t wait to style it. Now, we’ll have to throw a dinner party.

1. Set of 3 Wall Hanging Baskets  2. Area Rug  3. Wicker Mirror 4. Josh built this table  5. These chairs in the darker color 6. Vintage find from an Estate Sale 7. Gold Bar Cart 8. Vintage find from an Estate Sale




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