As history goes, this room has either served as a second sitting room or as a second bedroom. It felt a little bit useless to us, but with our redesigned layout, it became a natural fit as a dining room just next to the kitchen.
We gutted out what was previously this side’s only bathroom and opened up the space to become the kitchen/dining room. We kept the existing French doors to separate the dining room from the living room.
Furnishings and Accessories
The dining table and the reclining chair were a gift from my grandma. We covered the chair with a Surefit slipcover, and we have plans to re-finish the table. The sideboard is a piece of furniture that my former neighbors dropped from their second floor balcony when they were moving out, because it is SO heavy. My former roommates and I salvaged it and purchased new knobs for it. The liquor tray was a steal of a find for $30.
On the mantel: I scored the candelabra for $1 from a garage sale and the mirrored glass candle holder for $3 from a favorite flea market. I made the other faux mercury candle holders using mirror spray paint and clear glass holders.
The Firefly Pendant Lamp is from CB2.