Monday, March 19, 2018

Living and Dining Room Inspiration

Happy Monday, friends!    I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!     Lots of exciting things going on around our house this spring--we've decided to turn our family room into a playroom for the kids, and make our living room "nice!" ☺  Our living room was always full of toys, so when you came in the front door (we don't have a specific entryway or foyer), it was just a toy explosion everywhere and always looked a mess when visitors came.   That being said, I'm taking the nice living room idea and running with it!    I have big plans for rearranging current furniture, adding a couple of new pieces, adding some wall decor, and refinishing our current tables. 

I can't decide what I'd like to do with our end tables.   The stand our tv sits on is black, so I'm torn if I want to paint it solid black, or do something similar to these--staining or two-toned paint?   Any thoughts on this?   I'm not sure how to tie it together right now!   Our living and dining room are all just one big open space, and the dining table we currently have is the same color as the end tables, so I'm planning to refinish that also!

I mentioned before that we don't have a dedicated entryway/foyer, so I'm planning to rearrange the furniture to kind of create one, and I'd like to add a console table against the wall inside of the door and also use some fun baskets underneath for storage.   Do you all follow Shanty2Chic on Instagram or their blog?   I came across this DIY console table on Pinterest and figured I could follow their directions and make my own console table!   How cute is this?!?

My last big thing to work on now is picking out new dining chairs!   Our current chairs are like a woven/rattan style chair, but they need re-caned very, very badly, so I think I'm just going to pick a new style and order them.    Here are some of my favorites!   I definitely am leaning towards more of the farmhouse style chairs (even though we don't live on a farm haha).   What do you think of these? (Affiliate links)  Let me know which are your favorites!    

I hope you all have a fantastic week!   Have you ever built any furniture for your house?   Feel free to share your projects with me!  


  1. I'm a furniture lover, so I an totally appreciate this, thanks for sharing!

  2. You’re welcome!! Thanks for stopping by!! :)

  3. Love all your ideas for the area! I can’t wait to see the finished product.

    1. Thank you! I hope they turn out good!!