Dining Room Decor

dining room decor

As you may know if you keep up with the blog, the kitchen has been a huge project this year. Remodeling that has opened up the dining room in a large way and it needed attention. So here is what we have done with the dining room decor so far.

I really wanted to keep my dining table but it was in bad shape. I tried sanding it down but there was a lot of staining. So we opted to paint it instead. It transformed the table! It has the delicate lines I love and now the black is so dramatic in the space!

dining room table, slipcover chairs, black pendant lighting

One thing I wanted to buy was new dining chairs, but as usual I want all the non-budget friendly items. This was my opportunity to create something unique for the space.

I had these chairs from Ikea. I have about 10 of them I use them primarily outdoors.

They are suprisingly sturdy chairs. So I decided to use my leftover green velvet from my ORC Master Bedroom and create French seamed slipcovers. The top portion was very simple. I made a simple padded cover that slid on the back part of the chair.

The seat portion needed a little something more to keep it secure. So I went through my stash of fabrics and found a camel colored faux leather. Thats all I needed to make tassels! I braided some leather and secured a snap closure on both ends. The tassel was made with a closed loop to allow it to accept the braid. This little accessory actually holds the whole seat cushion in place!

These simple slipcovers cost no money at all and I was able to use leftover fabric that would have otherwise sat in a box for who knows how long!

I do love the way the space is taking shape. I want to take it slow and live with the open space for a while before I make any huge decisions on how to design it.

One thing I know for sure is I love the open space!

So what do you think? Is the dining room decor coming together?

Until next time.


One thought on “Dining Room Decor

  1. Not a bad idea to take your time..that’s hard to do but it does help avoid costly mistakes!The dining room is so nice with beautiful symmetry and the furniture looks great!!Love the chair covers and the white walls too!

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