It's Friday again so that means Show Us Where You Live Friday at Kelly's Korner.
Today is Dining Rooms.
I love our dining room and we actually use it a good amount. It's in the same big room as the kitchen so I usually use it as counter space when I cook as well. My husband and I LOVE to have company and we host a lot of dinners.
My mother was always open for anyone to come over for dinner, she's taught me so much about being a good hostess.
I always show a before picture to show what my room really looked like this week...
Not too bad, in my opinion. Let's see we have a random assortment of:
Gripe water, dates, french press, clear glasses, cooler, salad bowl, scarf, business card, address I tore out that I need to keep, mail, duster, IB profen, Christmas candy?
It's sort of a dumping ground for us and since there are only 2 adults who eat at this table daily, we usually just clear one end.
A better view for you.
And now after only 15 minutes of cleaning and vacuuming.
A view of the whole room.
I love my dining room set! I worked hard for it too. I worked at World Market doing the furniture building and semi truck unloading for a couple months and used my discount to by this table and 8 chairs (I have two still not built in the box). This line got discontinued and it was my favorite. I ended up paying about $300 for everything. Which is a steal! It's heavy duty solid and heavy. I love the color and the modern shape.
I got these pretty heavy beige drapes at Ikea. I love them. I still have yet to hem them though. Long drapes are in right?!
Sticks my mom gave me for Christmas in a vase she spray painted and a few bottles of wine.
My wonderful "china cabinet". I looked forever for a china cabinet that didn't scream GRANDMA and never found one I liked. When I was working at World Market, I was in love with this book case. I drooled over it constantly. I told my husband I wish we could buy it but it seemed silly to pay that much for a book shelf. He suggested we use it to display our white china on. What a brilliant idea! I love how it looks! Plus it's really easy to get out and put away.
A view of my china. I love the contrast with the dark wood.
This African lady is a hand carved sculpture that my mom bought for me for $3. She's where I get my thrifty shopping from:-) I absolutely love it and put it with my Charleston baskets that my Grandmother gave to me. I love the yellow against the light blue.
And here is my baby...happy camper! Don't worry, I don't ever leave him up there unless I'm standing right there. He's our little centerpiece:-)