Thrifted mirrors and frames painted white with green accents fill up the large wall behind the dining table (The print is a Joann's clearance bin find) and our DIY oversized chalkboard fills the wall opposite the french doors. These doors let in a ton of light, especially around dinner time and it gets HOT! This curtains are actually tapestry throws I found at Target in the college dorm section on clearance years ago and have traveled with us since. Hubby mounted the hardware so the drapes would just skim the floor, I am not patient enough nor do I have the math skills to do that so thankfully hubby's strengths are my weaknesses.
Our table was found on Craigslist and after bringing it home and doing a little research we found that it is actually a really expensive table someone put a formica top on. The plan is to have an oval marble (loveeeeee carrara marble) made for the top so we can fit more that 4 people around it. The gray chairs we're found at Goodwill in a horrible oak-ish finish (I say oak-ish because it wasn't oak and it wasn't paint but it was bad) and I used some paint we had on had to refinish them (the gray is the color of hubby's office/wildlife preserve). The wood chairs were found at a hotel liquidation center, recovered in painters drop cloth and trimmed out in black ribbon.
and here's a little peak at my kitchen staff....
I would love to have a settee or bench go along the back wall to add additional seating but I don't know how practical that is with small children...here are some inspirations...any thoughts?
Have a blessed Sunday!