It was nearly a year ago that my husband and I bought an unfinished dining room table and bench that we vowed to make our own. My husband, like always, held up his end of the bargain and had the table and bench stained and finished within a few days. My job was to repaint chairs that we already had--and while I had good intentions (like I always do) it took me 10 months to complete my portion of the project.
Thank goodness I have a good friend like Sharon--I asked her to help me get this project officially OFF of my list and she made it happen. And it was fun, to boot! We spray painted the chairs and I officially marked this project off my looong to-do list. (Thanks, Sharon!) Spray painting the chairs took about two hours (a.k.a. one toddler nap time) with Sharon's help. Well, two hours and 10 months altogether, but who's counting?
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll shut up in a sec and just share the pictures of my dining room as it is today. There are several angles so you can see it in terms of how it fits with the attached sitting room (that includes my cozy nook). You'll also notice the DIY Art for Non-Artists is currently residing in the dining room. Things move around a LOT in our home. Except for the furniture... 'cause it's heavy. The fork and spoon were a thrift shop purchase, as were the plates that adorn the wall. The EAT letters were courtesy of a Pottery Barn clearance a few years ago.
Anyhow, without further adieu, here's my funky little dining room.