I had the best weekend ever hosting the weaving workshop with Rachel! I plan to show you tons of pictures from the event, but first I thought I'd show you the dining room before the chaos of yarn and snacks and lovely ladies. This space was one of the first to come together in our home. I knew I wanted a cozy dining room to host dinners with friends, but also a space for our family to have ice cream parties and game nights! Here's a peek at where I (basically) started:
As you can see, I didn't have to do much to this room other than add furniture and art. I liked the color on the walls and the fancy chandelier that Laura made fancier, so after all of the boxes were out of here, it was time to decorate!
I knew I wanted to get a larger table and set of chairs-- something that would fit the size and vibe of this room a little more than our last set. That's when Craigslist is the handiest. Your old stuff goes to a new home and you can use that money for things that work better in your space.
You can see we have the white built-in cabinets, but I needed a little more storage for extra appliances, flatware, etc. I found the wooden hutch at a local flea market/antique store and it has been a great addition! The pink cabinet I snagged when the old Red Velvet shop was closing down a couple of years ago. It's perfect for my ever-growing skunk collection!
Photos by Elise Abigail Randolph
I adore this space in our home and it was perfect for hosting the craft gatherings this weekend! I hope to do more in the future. Bring on the dinner parties and fun gatherings!
Sources-- table: Amazon; chairs: Amazon; rug: Rugs USA; hutch: Funtiques at Green Gallery; bunny painting: thrifted/diy; "Meh" embroidered hoop art: Cookoorikoo; Most anything else was likely thrifted or given as gifts. Feel free to ask about anything!