Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Dining Room Spruce

Well, a sick day with a kiddo is apparently the perfect occasion for me to finally sit down and write some blog posts. Thankfully the little man is already feeling better, so I best get to it!
In preparation for us to host Thanksgiving at our house this year, I wanted to get our dining room looking up to snuff. Our set was a little outdated, but hugely functional having three leaves to extend the size of the table, and plenty of chairs.
The fabric was a little blah, the off white of the table base made it look old. Now don't get me wrong, I like old stuff, but sometimes too much old just makes it look, well, old.
Here's a closer shot of the table base.
A close up of one of the chairs. The shape is cool but that fabric did not fit in with my house.
There was also one big thing missing from our dining room: lighting. When we were getting ready to move in, we decided not to install the dining room lights until later because we didn't know exactly where the table would end up. But now it's getting darker earlier, and a little more difficult to see your food when sitting at the table.
First, I painted the table base.
Covered up the top with plastic and spray painted the rest a nice metallic bronze. Spray paint was definitely the way to go, I got it finished so fast. Saige of course was keeping me company.
Next we (my mom and I) recovered the chairs. This too us a few hours to finish, but we got all ten chairs completed and they look fabulous!
I actually did a few of these cushions completely by myself! I tend to just assist on these projects but I'm getting a little bolder here lately.
Nick also got the lights installed the same day we recovered the chairs.

The dark base of the table updates it so much, it finally feels like it belongs in our house.
The chairs turned out beautifully! I love this leopard fabric; it's not only gorgeous but very durable and easy to clean.
Lights! I love the lights, however they are not completely finished. I have some embellishments I want to do, but I'll have to get to that later.
The table all set for Thanksgiving!
So glad we got a chance to get this area looking good for the holiday. It came together quickly, and was a lot of fun to see come together. We have already enjoyed this space many times since it has been completed, and look forward to many more fun time around the family table!

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