Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dining Room Mood Board

Now that my chair rail project is practically done (just needs another coat of paint and then hopefully I'll post a full reveal!), everything else in the dining room is looking a bit worse for wear (isn't that how it always happens - you do one project and that escalates into redoing the whole room!).  I know as late as last week I was talking about redoing the living room and though no progress has been made on that, I've now jumped full force into the dining room!  To remind you of what my dining room looks like, here's the latest iteration (before the chair rail):

The chairs and table have to stay for now, though one day I hope to purchase a table on a trestle so that we can more comfortably fit our big families when we host them for dinner.  I will most likely purchase two chairs so we have seating for six on a normal basis, however.  What I'm looking to change are the drapes (those are already gone - they matched my mom's newly redecorated master bedroom so I gave them to her) and the asymmetrical bookcase, which will be replaced with a china cabinet/hutch for additional storage.  The rug will eventually be changed out as well - actually, moved to the living room as the living room rug needs to go - so that's something else I'm on the lookout for.  Here's a mockup of what I'm considering:

Dining Room MoodBoard

with the addition of a painting like this that for some reason I couldn't get to look right on my board:

I'm starting with the hutch, and I've been scouring craigslist for a great deal on a vintage one to bring some character to the space!

What do you think?

1 comment:

Tina said...

oooh i love it! i love your dining room now but this is so different and looks so much more cohesive too! i LOVE that painting and the bar cart! oooh i cant wait to see :)