Designing Our Dining Room: Week 3

Week 3 into designing our dining room and we're nearly there. As in, next week I will be sharing the final reveal!!  I'll remind you guys where we started...A totally empty room, blank slate. Daunting, but exciting at the same time. Our plan...a little rustic, a little modern and a little french. 

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1. Brass Globe Pendant // 2. Herringbone Lawford Dining Chairs // 3. Wooden Trestle Dining Table // 4. Natural Fiber Rug with Border // 5. Sika Design Bistro Chair

This past week some of our big items showed up - the rug, the chandelier and our table!! (This was our makeshift table we were using before our dining room table showed up, scroll down to see our new table).

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After some late nights hanging this chandelier, we finally have it up! I love it. It's "old world" feel, globe shape and antique brass color. 

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The table also arrived this week. While the style was really easy for me to settle on finding the right trestle table was much harder. I was literally about to press purchase on a salvaged wood trestle table from Restoration Hardware, and at a last second I did a quick google search on reviews. The reviews scared me away from the table cautioning that it shows grease, water and spill stains. (We are not a no-spill family despite not having kids). After a lot of debate on what trestle table to get and rationalizing that water rings and grease stains just add character to natural wood, I finally settled on the archer table from ZGallerie. It fit all of my qualifications - real wood, sealed and came with leaves. It's the perfect size for our room, and I love the detail on the legs.

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Last week, I also picked up our bistro side chairs, which I am beyond obsessed with. I love that they remind me of your classic parisian cafe and was lucky to find them on sale. 

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The last thing to really come together before the reveal next week are the window treatments. I'm leaning on a greek key trimmed panel and am working on finding the right match gray, white and beige. I am planning on DIY-ing these to cut costs like my buffet makeover from last week.

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Next Monday, will be the final room reveal. Can't wait to share the final look!

Catch Up On Previous Weeks:

Week 1: Before + Mood Board

Week 2: Before & After Buffet. A Craigslist Makeover