Dining Room Reveal

Our dining room was a much considered space.  It was used by our home’s previous owner as a formal living room.  Well…we don’t “formally live” too often.  Like ever.  So, I thought that it would work well as a larger dining room for us.  The smaller dining room off from the kitchen we decided to use as an office space.  I was super nervous about this as I am a rule follower, and I felt like we were bucking the rules to change the roles of these rooms.  It turned out to be a good decision.  There was wood paneling in the formal living room/transformed dining room which the Mr. painted numerous times to cover with the same peaceful gray that covers the other walls in there.  This is the room where we also needed the most furniture since it was such a large space.  Our old dining room table looked comically small.  Seriously, we felt like we were in a rather large cave on our little table that filled the old dining room almost too much.  

Our lovely table that took some getting used to!

Our lovely table that took some getting used to!

Love a mantle

Love a mantle

Leftover wedding decor plus favorite treasures

Leftover wedding decor plus favorite treasures

Looking forward to a fire in here around the holidays

Looking forward to a fire in here around the holidays

The rug, sideboard, and dining room table were given to us by the Mr.’s mom.  I confess that I was absolutely terrified when I saw them in this space at first.  It felt too nice for us.  Actually, we both had intense house guilt as soon as we moved in.  The whole place felt too big, too nice, just too much for us.  We felt like we didn’t deserve it.  This set for our dining room only intensified these feelings.  As we ate off of it, ran around on the rug, and put our knick knacks on the sideboard, it began to feel more okay, more like us.  I must admit that when I look around our home now I still get a little homesick for our old home.  Not because I don’t love the new one.  It’s just that we were so comfortable there.  Maybe a little comfortably close, but it was truly home for us.  I know this house will work its way into our hearts and become more comfortable.  I know we needed the space.  I’m so grateful for all of our new furniture and the extra elbow room at the table now.  P.S. We have no “kitchen table.”  We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this elegant table each and every day.  Here’s a trace of our luck from yesterday…

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Yes, water bottles on this fancy table.  I think we are breaking it in pretty good.  🙂

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