After stalking the Ikea website for a month waiting for the chairs to come back in stock, we got'em! We now have a beautiful combination of skogsta chairs and parsons dining room table. Our dining room has always suffered from identity crisis. But it's finally starting to feel more like us.
A few weeks ago I shared this mood board for the dining room but some things have already changed. As you can see we ended up buying four chairs instead of two. After looking at the mood board a few times something didn't feel right. I realized I didn't like the way the rounded back of windsor chairs looked next to the flat back of the skogsta chairs. I was planning on keeping them and painting them black but instead we are just going to build a bench and use the skogsta chairs around. I like the look of mix matched chairs but this room is small and I think it would look too busy with so many different types of seating. We are going to keep it simple and use two styles of seating instead of three.
Now, can we talk about the parsons dining table for a minute? Just look at it! It's such a simple, white piece but it pops. I love it, it has such a durable surface and it's easy to clean. I got it from Craigslist to the tune of $20, yep, you read that right, twenty dollar bills yo! Score!! My hubby is so happy that he doesn't have to build another dining table or spend a couple hundred on a new one either. Double score!!!
Let's talk about the things that are not in the dining room mood board
- The curtains are a little bit faded from the light but it's not that noticeable, they are staying and so are the woven roman shades.
- The floating shelves are my besties, I love dressing them up with my favorite finds and plants.
- The new hutch stays in the corner right where it is, I will be refinishing it soon.
- The light fixture in the mood board isn't the same one but it was the closest thing I could find. We got a few years ago from Overstock on clearance and it's staying. It will receive some tweaking down the line.
We are happy that we purchased the skogsta chairs and the parsons dining table. Those are the most important pieces we needed to get closer to the finish line, even though we move slower than a turtle. But you know what they say slow and steady wins the race. I know it's not a race but when you have owned seven different dining tables (and I can't even count how many different chairs we've had) we are just dying to finish it up. We use this room on a daily basis and it's where all the family gatherings happen so it's nice to put the furniture limbo to an end and stop playing musical chairs. The dining room is shaping up people!
You can see pictures of the first dining room table we built here
Our new dining room when we first moved in here
The vintage hutch we found for this room here
Anyone else out there have a room in their house suffering from identity crisis?? Can't seem to find the right furniture pieces or the right color for the walls....???