The other day I came across the MLS photos from when we first laid eyes on our house. Mike and I were house hunting in 2012 around the same time we were getting married. And boy has our little townhouse changed since then!
Our dining room is more of a breakfast nook off of the kitchen. It's so tiny that we can only fit a small table with no more than four chairs around it. I dream of one day having a large dining room so that I can host a holiday dinner with all our family gathered around. I hate that we can't host more than two people at a time with this set up. So the title of this post should be more like "Dine With Us But Only If You're A Couple Or You're Willing To Sit On Someone's Lap."
Let's start from it's beginning. Here's what the space looked like before we bought it:
Mike and I eat dinner here every night because I'm not very good at dining on the couch and it feels more civilized. But since it's the main floor is open concept, we can still see the TV. Side note: usually Jeopardy is on while we're eating!
At first we had the entire downstairs painted a soft vanilla colour that I quickly grew to despise. I loved it when I chose it but after about a year I knew it was the wrong decision. I convinced Mike that we needed to paint and that it won't be that big of a chore. Well it was. Because our house is very open, the colour travels and it's hard to stop. After a few paint swatches on various walls, we settled on Maui Mist by Behr.
I'm so much happier with this soft grey and definitely don't plan on changing it anytime soon! Which is music to Mike's ears because that paint job took weeks to finish.
Almost everything you see if from Ikea. I linked the table, chairs, painting, and curtains below. Our table is the Bjursta bar height table and actually pretty comfortable to sit at. The light fixture is from Sears but I'm pretty sure it's discontinued. I think if I was to change anything about this space it would be the light but since we're hoping to move soon, I'll leave it for the future homeowners to enjoy.
In case you missed it, check out our master bedroom tour!
- Table: Ikea Bjursta Bar Table
- Chairs: Ikea Henriksdal Bar Stools
- Painting: Ikea Pjatteryd Picture (I just realized that ours might be upside down, oops!)
- Curtains: Merete Curtains
- Paint colour: Behr Maui Mist