Minggu, 03 Januari 2016

Changes in the Dining Room

I hinted at a change in the dining room the other day. Here's what it looked like BEFORE with the leaf removed and just four chairs around the table...

I liked having the extra chairs over by the window, but grew tired of it over time. 

(Notice how the lamp cord was hidden by the slipcovered chair. I'll explain more in a minute.)

So...I put the leaf back in and moved all the chairs back to the table. Here's the new look...

I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the slips and pillows on the end chairs, but I think they'll stay. 

As weird as it sounds, it actually feels like there's more room in there now. 

I wanted to do this for some time, but I also knew I wanted to keep this floor lamp in there. The problem was that without the slipcovered chair next to the lamp, there was no place to hide the cord. And y'all KNOW how I feel about exposed cords. ;)

So, here's what I did. I remembered this table I had in storage. It had a bottom shelf that I could hide the cord under. 

See? No cords in sight!

I taped the cord up one leg and onto the underside of the bottom shelf. :) 

I still want to replace that trio of sunburst mirrors with a single mirror, but haven't found "the one" yet. 

My little photo bomber.

I think I'm going to enjoy having room for six at this table again. 

I have a lot more room under the window now. 

Holly watched me move everything around and she seems pleased with the new arrangement. She keeps hopping from one chair to another and is constantly hiding under one of the slips. If she had opposable thumbs, I'm certain she'd give me a thumbs up. ;) 

We hardly ever use our dining room and I've often thought about turning it into a living room. We'll see...maybe one day. :) 

Thanks for stopping by and y'all have a great day!


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