Dining Room Planning: The After

Back in November, I shared that after years of looking I had finally found a dining room table that I liked. I mean, I liked it online… but I wasn’t sure if I’d like it in person. But I had HIGH HOPES (high apple pie in the skyyyyy hopes) that I’d love it. You can read that full post here: Dining Room Planning: The Before.

Well, it’s been a few weeks and I’ve finally received all the different bits and pieces for my new and improved dining room!

As a reminder, here is our previous dining area:

And here is what I ordered:

Sources: GrainWoodFurniture.com, WestElm.com, and Wayfair.com

After the dining table and rug arrived, I had to wait and wait for the chairs to come. And while I was waiting, I thought I might actually want to go ahead and switch out our light too. I mean, we might as well go for the FULL before/after reveal, right?

After so much more clicking, my husband and I decided on the Joshua Rectangular Pendant from Overstock for $97.99.

The light was delivered right after Thanksgiving, so my dad came over and helped me install it. And by helped me, I mean he installed it while I held it in the air and handed him various tools.

With the new light, new table and new rug… I was almost convinced that I should cancel my chairs order. Everything looked so much better and I couldn’t imagine it possibly improving.

Then, on Monday I finally received my West Elm delivery. And OHMYGOSH you guys, our dining area is even more beautiful than I imagined. It is exactly what I was hoping for – a perfectly rugged table that will only get more beautiful over the years, a modern farmhouse kind of light that Joanna Gaines would totally have picked out, a neutral but soft rug that pulls the room together, and the most beautiful and heavy black enameled Windsor chairs that are somehow modern and classic all at once.

When I walk into my kitchen, the new set up just makes me feel so cozy. We have been in this house for almost 9 years now, and I finally feel like our entire first floor is exactly what I want.

So, let’s look at the big reveal!

Here is the before again:

And here is the after from the same angle!

You know I love to use that little before/after swipy thing… so here you go:

Doesn’t it make you want to grab a plate of homemade pancakes and sausage with a cup of coffee and settle in for awhile?!

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6 thoughts on “Dining Room Planning: The After”

  1. Hi! I am eyeing those West Elm Windsor chairs… are they comfortable? Holding up well? Thank you!!!!

    1. Yes, I would say the chairs are as comfortable as any other non-padded wooden chair. They are also holding up well with no signs of wear yet!

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