I had good intentions of getting this room totally finished before this week's Show Us Your Life link-up, but I didn't quite make it. Oh well... it's pretty close, anyway... :)
Here's our dining room, y'all! (Don't mind those naked windows. I actually already bought the curtains [a creamy white linen] and the rod [antiqued bronze] but haven't had the chance to hang them yet. So use your imagination. :))
Raise your hand if you can guess where our dining room table and chairs came from. (I told you guys I had a slight obsession with Pottery Barn... if you're curious, the dining room table is here, and the chairs are here.) But, in my defense, I didn't pay full price for either the table or chairs. We scored the table at the PB Outlet in San Marcos, TX (or, as I like to call it, heaven) and had a coupon for the chairs.
I found this buffet from a local, family owned furniture refinishing shop, and I'm pretty crazy about it. It has great lines, and the paint job and distressing was impeccable.
There's a little too much white on this wall, but I'm pretty okay with it. I think the pictures of our cute niece and nephew make up for it. :) (Oversized gallery frames from here.)
See that empty nook over there behind the dining table?
This was my great-grandmother's piano, and I love it so much because I learned to play on it, and it definitely has sentimental value. However it's clearly a little beat up, and I've been toying with the idea of painting it for awhile now but haven't been able to commit to a color. As I'm not quite sure what's going to become of the piano, I've had a hard time figuring out what to hang above it. The obvious choice would probably be a mirror, but I think I want to do something a little more personal/quirky. I feel like Pinterest probably holds the answer, but I haven't stumbled across the perfect thing yet. (Although that's definitely not for lack of trying...)
Here's the staircase nook that I think is technically part of the dining room (although I also showed it during the tour of our living room). And if that chair looks familiar, it's because, up until a week or so ago, I had it in our master bedroom. We brought it into the living room the other night to see what size chair we needed to try and buy to go next to the bookcase, and ended up really liking it there. I'm not sure if this will end up being the chair's permanent home, but I'm enjoying it here for now. :)
I told you guys about my "grace" wall hanging here, and I'm still loving it.
Last, but not least, here's a closer look at our tablescape (if you can even call it that, it's so simple).
These cloches are super simple, but I didn't want to overwhelm the beauty of the table, itself, with too much stuff.
And that's our dining room. I've had a lot of fun with this room, and I'll be excited when I can finally declare it DONE! :)