My dining room in my newest home is very teeny-tiny like the rest of my place, but so warm and welcoming, I think...perfect for intimate little breakfasts for Moose and me, as well as little dinner soirees with friends. (It is so teeny-tiny in fact, that I had trouble capturing the entire space in my photos, because I couldn't stand back far enough, even by standing in the half bath, as evidenced on the left hand side of this photo, where you see part of the half bath door...) Two new-to-me thrifted cane back dining chairs were a perfect fit. I painted them black and recovered the cushions. Toss pillows add a cozy touch that softens the look.
I felt like my old black hutch was just too cumbersome for the space, so I opted to put it in the living room (as shown in my other post) and decided to place my old shabby sofa table on the back wall, with a large mirror to reflect things (and make it feel ever so slightly larger...) and I can decorate the table with seasonal items. I want to hang a vintage French door sideways above the nine foot wide pony wall dividing the living room from the dining room, so I am on the lookout for one now. (Whatcha' think of that idea? Can you visualize it?) I think that will separate the two spaces better, while letting the limited natural light I have come through. (I'll be sure to share pictures once I find the perfect door or window) Oh, and please ignore the grotesque hanging light fixture. It will (hopefully) soon be a distant memory. I will store it in the garage in the event that I were ever to move again. Speaking of lighting, did you notice the fabulous old coffee urn lamp? You might remember it from a previous blog post...I bought it from my best buddy at Camas Antiques!
One thing I do love about my dining space is the fact that I can totally change things up seasonally or by color, simply by changing out my table linens and accessories. For now I am going with my old standard black and white toile and checks. I'm pretty happy with the dining room outcome. Now that I think about it, I think this is my favorite dining space ever, second only to my kitchen nook on good ol' Norman Drive.