For awhile, I’ve been blog stalking Kelly’s Korner Show Us Your Life series. It’s been so fun to see how other people decorate their homes; even though some of them are MUCH better than mine. The series is a great way to get inspiration for what I would love for my home to look like when I get the courage to make a move.
As you’re about to see, I’m a terrible decorator. It’s not that I don’t have a sense of style, I just don’t know how to make it happen. So instead of trying, I just don’t do anything! This is one of the reasons I haven’t participated in the series, but I thought I’d just go ahead and give it a try this week! After all, my dining room isn’t THAT bad, right?
Our dining room has already undergone 2 color changes. Originally I had the focus wall painted brown, but instead of the warm chocolaty brown that appeared in my head, it was a more red-rusty brown. Thanks to a kind family member who showed me the way, we went with green tones that match the couches in the adjoining sitting room.
You may have noticed that the chairs are a little dated with the 70’s wood backing and red twill cushions. All the furniture you seen has been handed down, and I’m convinced that we’ll get a new dining room set soon. So instead of doing what would probably be a simple fix and recovering the chairs, I continue to stare at them and complain that I need new furniture. (They match at Christmas time!)
I think the curtains are my favorite part of the room. I don’t know why. I just love the green paisley and the way it gives the room a more updated feel.
This is another one of my favorite dining room pieces. My dad is a handy wood worker, and he made this high chair for the Little Man. It’s the perfect height for our table, and is easily moved when needed. When it’s not being used as a chair, you can flip it horizontal and it becomes a rocking horse. Or flip it another way and it becomes a work bench. It’s pretty cool if I do say so.
So, that’s our “dining room.” The room often goes untouched. As a matter of fact, I really hadn’t been back in since Mother’s Day; a fact that makes me sad. I often wonder why we have a room that hardly gets used, but I have to remind myself as our family expands, we’ll use it more in the future.
For now, this is our every day dining room. . .