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Furniture Changes in the Dining Room

April 29, 2019

Sometimes you just have to make some changes you didn't anticipate to bring a design vision fully to life. This is one of those times. Come read all about the furniture changes we are making in our dining room.

Where do I even begin with this one? It would have to start months ago when we finally started working on the plans to renovate our kitchen. The biggest change of all in our kitchen was removing the wall between the kitchen and dining room and turning it into a 9-foot wide cased opening. Removing the wall means that our dining room would be visible to us pretty much all the time (since we spend so much of our time in the kitchen when we are home). That meant it was finally time to make the dining room feel more like us.

So, we participated in a 3-week room refresh challenge with some other amazing bloggers and transformed our dining room from this…

to this…

When we tackled the dining room refresh, we had planned to sand down the table to give it a lighter and more “modern” finish. But since we knew we were replacing the flooring in the dining room in conjunction with the kitchen renovation, we decided to wait to see how we felt about the table once the wall came down and the new flooring was in.

That's what brings us to today's post. While we really, really wanted our existing table and chairs to work (we've only had them for about 3 years), we've realized that with the kitchen design that we've saved for and dreamed over for over 5 years, we just need something different. They are pretty, but are just too heavy and rustic for the overall design aesthetic. So, we are going to sell them and know that some other family will enjoy them :)

Curious about what we will be replacing them with? Drumroll please…

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We've chosen some beautiful pieces from a company called First up is the Seno dining table in Walnut. It's solid wood AND it seats up to 12 with the leaves in place. We've never had an expandable table, but we are very excited that we can keep it relatively small for our family on a daily basis, but also host large groups whenever we want. And the clean, modern lines make my heart go pitter patter!

Seno dining table by

As for the chairs, we are going to be using these Feast dining chairs in Twilight Blue at each end of the table. The other 4 chairs that we will use regularly are going to be some chairs that I found at Goodwill many months ago and will be totally restoring. Can't wait to show you those!

Feast dining chairs by

Here's a peek at what the new pieces will look like in the dining room.

Modern navy blue dining room

Dining Room Source List

Here's the source list for other items you see in our dining room. Click on any of the images below for full product details. The paint color is Midnight in the Tropics by Behr Paint.

Isn't that sooooo much more appropriate for our dining room?! Especially when you consider it side-by-side with the kitchen plans (which you can see by clicking here).

I have to tell you, I've recently discovered and I wish I had known about it sooner. I have a thing for mid-century furniture design but it's usually insanely expensive. Article's designs are beautiful and the prices are very reasonable. Best of all, the quality is top-notch.

I know ordering furniture online freaks a lot of people out. But it's kind of the norm for us because we very rarely find anything that is stocked in stores that we love. I know… we are picking. But makes it pretty painless to order. It offers FREE ground shipping on orders over $999 and for orders under $999, it offers a flat shipping fee of $49 (or $19 for small shipments). And if you are nervous you won't like what you order, fear not. Article offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee so you can try out your new furniture in your home. If you’re not completely happy, they’ll pick up the furniture and provide a refund, minus the delivery and pickup charges which is only $49.

Our new furniture pieces should be here within the next 10 days. Very excited to show them to you soon!

You can click here to check out our full kitchen design plans so you can really appreciate how the dining room will flow into the new kitchen.

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