Welcome to the Dining room! I do wish you could sit down
and visit awhile, for that is my favorite thing to do in this room.
However, this 11’ x 11’ space serves many purposes.
The 6’ wide and almost 7’ tall reproduction Welsh cupboard,
a local find makes a nice focal point. Being a collector of stuff,
it’s been a great place to display my treasures. Not to mention
all the everyday storage it provides. Once stained and now
painted with Annie Sloan Chalk paint this piece takes up a lot
of wall space without taking up the much needed floor space.
The 54” glass top sits on a 29” antique table. The transparency
of the glass creates an illusion of space, yet seats 6 comfortably.
If you’re an Ikea fan, you may have recognized the Ektop
dining chairs and slip covers! Though available in several
colors, I chose white and embellished with pom pom fringe
salvaged from a vintage chenille bedspread (actually I used
Fabri- Tac glue…works great :).
Besides functioning as our only dining space, this table also
serves as a computer desk, mail sorting, craft creating, gift
wrapping table. Another cupboard tucked away in the
corner doubles as storage and provides/hides a small TV.
Another thing worth mentioning about this small space
is the use of color. Notice the walls, ceiling, furniture and
upholstered chairs are all white. The presence of black is
also note worthy. In fact, in every room in our house black
and white will make a playful appearance. More noticeable
in some rooms, than others but definitely there. I’m always
amazed at how light, airy and spacious this room looks
even though its full of furniture.
I’ve also discovered that whenever you fill a room with
white, objects of color grab the eye and become a focal
point. In this particular case, all of the color in the dining
room is gathered onto the shelves of the Welsh cupboard.
Creating a lot of interest and therefore preventing an all
white room from being boring.
Botanical prints, in shades of white and framed in black,
flank the cupboard and complete the wall without feeling
too cluttered. Last but by no means least, is the cone shaped
chandelier that hangs above the table, in the center of the
room. This little jewel is available at Lowes and though
it looks similar to ones sold at Pottery Barn, it is a fraction
of the cost!