Dining-Room-mashup1As 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. Diningroommashup2My 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.

The walls are Benjamin Moore Silver Satin and the accent wall is Benjamin Moore Day’s End.