House Tour: Dining Room

Following up the Living Room tour from last week, let’s move onto the Dining Room. It’s not a huge room – it’s to the left of our front door when you walk in our home, opposite the living room which is to the right of our door. A dining room was a must have on my list when we were house hunting – but in actuality, we’ve eaten in here maybe 10 times in nearly 3 years. At our old house we used our dining room ALL THE TIME and therefore I didn’t want to move to a house without one. But, at our old house our dining room was part of our family room. In this house, the dining room is closed off enough from the kitchen that it’s just not the most convenient place to eat when we have a big eat at island and a dining nook in the kitchen. I’ve toyed with different plans for this room in my head a bunch – turning it into an office and letting our office be a playroom, closing off the entry to the front of the house and making this a big mudroom and project room since it’s right inside the door from the garage. But, it will probably just stay a dining room :). We’ll see what the future holds. Here’s the dining room now:


industrial cottage dining room

urban cottage dining room

And here’s a look back at what the dining room looked like when we closed on the house – we moved in on a Sunday and I painted over the red (with Benjamin Moore Gray Owl) on Monday. Later we switched out the chandelier for something a little less ornate. If this room stays a dining room, I think we’ll eventually add wainscoting to the room to add some charm and brighten the room up a bit – the one window in the room is small and off center and doesn’t offer great light.

And that’s the dining room 3 years later. Living Room and Kitchen are next up!


  1. The light fixture! It’s so pretty! The room is really lovely – such a great transformation from the red.

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