Dining Room Update: Farmhouse Sign and More!
My blog post from a few days ago was a bit serious – nary a mention of wine to be found! Oh wait, there was ONE mention – phew.
I thought I’d share something a bit more fun with you today – my revamped dining room! Now you might be like, ‘wait a minute, didn’t you just revamp your dining room like 6 months ago?’ and I’d be like, ‘HECK YA I DID!‘ And I did it again. The devil made me do it…
Now let’s just take a moment to reminisce on what our dining room used to look like…
When we first bought our house, I wasn’t pumped on the chocolate brown/red theme going on and knew that slowly but surely it would evolve into something we loved. This photo shows it with the old owners furnishings…my passive-aggressive way of saying, ‘I didn’t do it‘.
And the painted flat detail around the edge of the textured ceiling? GREAT IDEA…said nobody ever.
This next photo shows it’s LAST phase…which I DID like, but I noticed in the photo that there was a SPIDER web hanging from the top of the light. ERMERGERD – MUST REDECORATE!
See more of this stage here
Really though, we don’t have a HUGE dining area. What you see in that photo is 4 chairs, but what you DON’T see is that back chair was ramma-jammed in there with not much wiggle-room. It worked great for the 4 of us, but not much more…and I was over it.
So, let’s take a look now!
I had been searching EVERYWHERE for a wooden sign that had a saying that suited me n’ the fam jam. Some were too sappy, some were too serious, but MOST were a bit too religious for me. I mean, if you consider praying to the porcelain God after drinking (ahem) too much wine, then I am a FANATIC! For real though, I was just looking for something that hit home and I FOUND it by the lovely Jennie at Lavish Olive Studio on Etsy.
Check out the detail on this bad boy…clocking in at a whopping 24×48, it was THE perfect piece for this wall.
See how the hand-writing looks…handwritten? LOVE. See the aged creamy backdrop and rustic wood frame? MAD LOVE! Want one for yourself? Check her out here at Lavish Olive Studio – she is shut down until the new year, but now you know where to find her!
And did you notice my upholstered bench from Home Sense? It OFFICIALLY solved the seating problem. Me n’ one of my nuggets eats at the bench with the rest of the fam around the table. The new table also comes with an additional 20″ of wood to strap on if needed (did that sound dirty? Oh, it did…). Seriously though, adding a bench free’d up 18″, and when you’re tight on space, that’s a LOT.
The gorgeous bistro style chairs were a great deal at $69 a piece (local).
And this lil’ fella deserves mad props. In the face of drought and famine, he still seems to thrive!
So there you have it. The revolving door of furniture at our house is still spinnin’!
And did you know that this is in the same room as our kitchen with the painted maple cabinets? Check it out here with ‘Our Kitchen Makeover – No More Maple!’
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