Dining Table: Wal-Mart
Dining Bench: Wal-Mart
Dining Table and Bench Stain: Tutorial from Thrifty and Chic
Gray Upholstered Chairs: Target
White X-Back Chairs: Overstock
Wall Mounted Cup Rack: Décor Steals
Roman Shade Fabric: Zazzle
Table Runner: World Market
Centerpiece Tray/Basket: Big Lots (in stores only)
Cups and Dishes are all ironstone from my collection (mostly from thrift stores)
OK, now let’s talk money – I knew this wouldn’t be a cheap project because I had to buy all new furniture. I tried to buy everything on sale and I think I ended up getting pretty good deals on everything, so I’m happy with the total.
Dining Table and Bench: $205
Gray Upholstered Chairs: $140
White X-Back Chairs: $270
Wall Mounted Cup Rack: $80
Command Strips (to hang saucers): $9
Roman Shade Fabric: Free (thanks Zazzle!)
Table Runner: $10 (25%-off coupon)
Centerpiece Tray/Basket: $8
BUT, I sold my old dining table on a Facebook yard sale group for $100, so my total is really $682.
Lastly, let’s talk about the to-do list. Once I set up the table and chairs inside I realized the finishes didn’t look bad together, so I decided not to paint anything. I owe a big thank you to everyone who suggested that I put it all together and live with it before painting anything. You definitely saved me a lot of unnecessary work.
In other to-do list news, I decided not to replace the ceiling fan with a light fixture. I just couldn’t do it. I know light fixtures are so much better looking, but ceiling fans are a must in Phoenix. We use that one quite a bit if we are working at that table, so I decided to keep it.
That being said, everything has been crossed off my to-do list except one small project that I decided to add last minute - I want to hang a wood sign above the cup rack. I think the wall needs something else and I would love a boulangerie sign like this one or something similar. I was hoping to find one, but I think I’ll end up must making it myself. I already bought the wood, so hopefully this project will get crossed off soon and I’ll officially be done.
Refinish table and bench tops
Paint table and bench legs?
Buy 2 wood dining chairs
Paint dining chairs?
Buy/Hang ironstone cup rack
Replace light fixture – maybe?
Touch up paint
Overall I’m so happy with how my dining room turned out and I had a great time participating in the One Room Challenge. I’m already looking forward to the next one!