welcome to part 2 of my house tour! today we’ll be in the dining room, since it sits just past our living room.
the dining room is open to the rest of the main living space, and has the same wall color as the living room – silver sage by restoration hardware.
the chandelier has moved with us since our first apartment. we got it at the rose bowl flea market. we originally had it white, but white felt too soft here and black was the perfect contrast. (i’m seeing now the chandelier is reeeeeally high. it isn’t normally so, but i forgot to drop it after gracie’s art party)
the table is one of the few pieces of furniture we bought new. this is a really large space and we have really large extended families, so we knew we needed something substantial. we found this table at pottery barn on a massive price break. i don’t think they even sell this table anymore. the chairs were an amazing find by my sister-in-law, who spotted them hanging from the rafters in a friend’s garage and asked to buy them for me. they were practically brand new and i think i paid like $20 a chair?
this has been our table centerpiece for quite awhile now: old coke tray, basket of napkins, straws, s&p, and family devotional. this area needs this color since it is otherwise so black and white.
our gallery wall holds lots of precious pictures, but hopefully i’ll find time to update them soon. our most recent pic is of silas when he was 6 months old. he’s almost 4. i’m hoping to add more color pics from this photo shoot.
the frames are almost all from aaron brothers and the shelves are from ikea – very reasonable price.
our galvanized buffet is the real workhorse around here. the glass front cabinets hold all our serving dishes, collections of vintage pieces, and my mason jar obsession. the drawers hold the kids’ art supplies, linens, platters, bowls and candles. the box on the left is actually a crate on it’s side, and was a gift from my bff nicole and holds vintage tablecloths and a cute basket filled with junk.
these hooks are on the end of the buffet, just inside the back door, where we always enter from the detached garage. we have a major clutter issue here and the hooks at least help to get the backpacks and my purse off the floor. and they’re really pretty (from anthro).
and the sweet little beach sign? i don’t even remember, which is a rare thing. i can remember totally useless details, but i can’t remember my children’s birth weights. *gasp*
again, any questions you have i’ll reply to in the comment form, so check back for your answer!