Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!
Over the weekend, I made some progress in the dining room. First, I sold the two gray Cynthia Rowley more formal chairs and the desk/table that didn’t fit in the space. The money from the sales will go directly into the “dining room storage that fits in the room” fund.
Then, I emptied the room and cleaned the room stem to stern.
Once clean, I started adding things back into the room. Although I want to replace the rug eventually, for now it stays, for two reasons: (1) budget – it’s not in the budget right now to change it; and (2) Bear – to be candid, she’s an old dog and she makes “messes” from time to time, usually in this room. This rug is really easy to clean, so it stays for now.
I added back the table and chairs and moved the chest from the left side of the chimney to the right.
When I first bought that chest, I put it where it is in the picture above and loved it there – it looked like it was made for that space. But then, when I moved the big buffet against the windows – because it was the only place it fit in the room – I had to move the chest to the left side to balance the room.
Now that I’m selling the buffet, I can move the chest back to its original spot. I added my globe collection because, well, I love the globes and I like having them where I can see them each day. Before, they were on top of the lockers in the kids’ hallway.
So, that’s where I am now on the dining room progress. Here are the next steps:
- Find storage that better fits in the space. I’m thinking (this is an affiliate link, but I really do want this cabinet ->) this cabinet from World Market on the left side of the room (where the chest was, but against the adjacent wall).
- Once the furniture is in, hang stuff on the walls. The fork and spoon and the silverware print are still there – they haven’t moved. I hung the big basket from the Ballard estate sale on the left side of the doorway, but I’m not sure if it will stay there. I really like the texture, but I’ll have to see what storage I end up with to decide if it stays there.
What do you think?
I love the metal storage cabinet you are looking at from World Market. It’ll be great for your informal feel. Your globe collection looks great, too. How about a vintage map hanging on the wall behind them? It could be of the world, the U.S. or your state! It is going to be fun to follow your progress. I admire how quickly you sold those chairs! Did you sell them on line? If you did, maybe a Friday 5 could be five things to know about or steps to follow for selling on-line. I’ve never done it. I guess when you set your mind to doing something, you don’t waste time! Way to go!
Karen Cooper says
Thank you, Karen! I do have a vintage map and it was in the dining room, but it doesn’t fit on that wall space (too big). I might have something similar, though – great idea! (I love maps!) Thank you for the idea re a post about selling on-line! I’m on it!