We painted the dining room the same color as the rest of the living room (Cement Gray by BMoore), scored the table and chairs for $125 off of Craigslist, got the clock from Ikea, and just hung up the chalkboard sign Katie made for our wedding.
It definitely serves it's purpose for now, even though I had grand plans of refinishing the dining table to match the coffee table. I now shudder the thought of stripping, sanding and staining something so big. Also, it doesn't really jive with the mid-century modern vibe we've currently got working and might pull too rustic? One idea I am still kicking around is refinishing the top of the table with a stain and then chalk painting the rest white. If only I had/could learn photoshop, I'd whip myself up a little preview of what it might look like. *Update: Katie just sent me this and I AM LOVING it for that space. Oh Katie, why must you be so awesome?
In case you were wondering... I LOATHE the chandelier in there. We also registered for this one and I am crossing all of my fingers and toes hoping that we get it.
I also would LOVE to take down the planks so that I could stencil that back wall where the clock is... but we don't know if there is drywall behind them and paying someone to drywall a wall (say that 5 times fast) that we MIGHT eventually want to knock out to add some french doors sounds silly. New 11th Hour idea! What if we did a reclaimed wood wall on that back wall like this or this?!?
Regardless of future changes, I am happy to have a functional dining space!
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