Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dining Room

So if there's one room I consistently work on, its the dining room. Even though I think I've finished it for now, I know that I will still be working on it for some time. The dining room (or space, I should say) is right next to, and open to, the living room. It is also adjacent to the kitchen. Here is what the space looked like empty:

dining room hardwood before


I knew that I wanted to get a long table that could extend for more guest, so I went to Ikea (of course) and got the Bjursta extendable table in color black/brown. I also bought four Stefan chairs. Overall, I like the table and chairs. I like being able to extend the table, which can fit ultimately 10 people. It is also very easy to extend as long as you have help from one other person. The Stefan chairs were very easy to put together. They are VERY lightweight, but also very sturdy and comfortable. Pretty nice for only $25 each! The table was $249 because I bought the largest one.

dining room ikea bjursta table

dining room ikea bjursta table


For the end seats, I wanted to do something different. So at first, I went with two upholstered gray/purple chairs from Ross. They were $60 each. I really like the look of the chairs at the end of the table. Later I changed the chairs to the Ikea Kaustby chairs ($50 each) because I ended up moving the Ross chairs behind a desk in my living room (pics coming soon). As soon as I find some other nice upholstered chairs, they will again replace the Kaustby chairs.

I went for a long time without a sideboard/server/buffet (whatever you want to call it). It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I bought this very important addition from, of course, Ikea. The sideboard is the Hemnes sideboard and it was on sale for $255. Its a very nice piece and its big, so it holds a lot of my glassware. My husband set up it like he does with all of our Ikea furniture (bless him...). He also anchored it to the wall for safety.

dining room ikea bjursta hemnes stefan kaustby
dining room ikea bjursta hemnes stefan kaustby table chairs buffet server

dining room ikea bjursta hemnes stefan kaustby table chairs buffet server

dining room ikea bjursta hemnes stefan kaustby table chairs buffet server


Overall, I am very happy with our dining room. I went with the blue beachy theme (which we have going throughout the house). I bought the painting and surrounding mirrors from Homegoods ($50 for the painting, $10 for the set of mirrors). On the sideboard, the lamp, mirror, and most of the decorations came from Ross and Target. I am still on the lookout for a cute rug for our dining room. Here is one option from Wayfair:

andover mills rug blue tan


What do you guys think? Too much going on? Anything that might make our dining room look better? I love opinions!

5 comments:

  1. You have decorated well the dining room. The black/brown dining table is really nice. I guess six people can sit at a time here. Moreover, your flooring is looking the most attractive. It is not only the accessories, furniture and the wall paint that will make the house look attractive rather the flooring can make a big change. Check out the recent flooring options at Flooring Store Simi Valley, CA that are available to make our house a classy look.

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    1. Thanks Kentcampbell! Both dining room pieces are from IKEA. Its the Bjursta table and Hemnes server/buffet. The table extends and can actually seat 8-10 people when extended. The flooring is original hardwood that I had refinished. The guy who refinished my floors did a water based refinish instead of oil based, I believe. Some days I find it a little hard to maintain, and since they are original flooring you can hear some creaking when walking. I may need new flooring one of these days. Thanks for the link! The flooring options look awesome.

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  2. Info is out of this world, I would bang to see more from your writers. ashi inspectors

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  3. The dining room (or space, I should say) is right next to, and open to, the living room.stainedconcretehoustontx.com

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Dining Room

So if there's one room I consistently work on, its the dining room. Even though I think I've finished it for now, I know that I will still be working on it for some time. The dining room (or space, I should say) is right next to, and open to, the living room. It is also adjacent to the kitchen. Here is what the space looked like empty:

dining room hardwood before


I knew that I wanted to get a long table that could extend for more guest, so I went to Ikea (of course) and got the Bjursta extendable table in color black/brown. I also bought four Stefan chairs. Overall, I like the table and chairs. I like being able to extend the table, which can fit ultimately 10 people. It is also very easy to extend as long as you have help from one other person. The Stefan chairs were very easy to put together. They are VERY lightweight, but also very sturdy and comfortable. Pretty nice for only $25 each! The table was $249 because I bought the largest one.

dining room ikea bjursta table

dining room ikea bjursta table


For the end seats, I wanted to do something different. So at first, I went with two upholstered gray/purple chairs from Ross. They were $60 each. I really like the look of the chairs at the end of the table. Later I changed the chairs to the Ikea Kaustby chairs ($50 each) because I ended up moving the Ross chairs behind a desk in my living room (pics coming soon). As soon as I find some other nice upholstered chairs, they will again replace the Kaustby chairs.

I went for a long time without a sideboard/server/buffet (whatever you want to call it). It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I bought this very important addition from, of course, Ikea. The sideboard is the Hemnes sideboard and it was on sale for $255. Its a very nice piece and its big, so it holds a lot of my glassware. My husband set up it like he does with all of our Ikea furniture (bless him...). He also anchored it to the wall for safety.

dining room ikea bjursta hemnes stefan kaustby
dining room ikea bjursta hemnes stefan kaustby table chairs buffet server

dining room ikea bjursta hemnes stefan kaustby table chairs buffet server

dining room ikea bjursta hemnes stefan kaustby table chairs buffet server


Overall, I am very happy with our dining room. I went with the blue beachy theme (which we have going throughout the house). I bought the painting and surrounding mirrors from Homegoods ($50 for the painting, $10 for the set of mirrors). On the sideboard, the lamp, mirror, and most of the decorations came from Ross and Target. I am still on the lookout for a cute rug for our dining room. Here is one option from Wayfair:

andover mills rug blue tan


What do you guys think? Too much going on? Anything that might make our dining room look better? I love opinions!

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5 comments :

  1. You have decorated well the dining room. The black/brown dining table is really nice. I guess six people can sit at a time here. Moreover, your flooring is looking the most attractive. It is not only the accessories, furniture and the wall paint that will make the house look attractive rather the flooring can make a big change. Check out the recent flooring options at Flooring Store Simi Valley, CA that are available to make our house a classy look.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kentcampbell! Both dining room pieces are from IKEA. Its the Bjursta table and Hemnes server/buffet. The table extends and can actually seat 8-10 people when extended. The flooring is original hardwood that I had refinished. The guy who refinished my floors did a water based refinish instead of oil based, I believe. Some days I find it a little hard to maintain, and since they are original flooring you can hear some creaking when walking. I may need new flooring one of these days. Thanks for the link! The flooring options look awesome.

      Delete
  2. Info is out of this world, I would bang to see more from your writers. ashi inspectors

    ReplyDelete
  3. The dining room (or space, I should say) is right next to, and open to, the living room.stainedconcretehoustontx.com

    ReplyDelete