For the first time in my life, I have a dining room. One that’s not part of the living room. Today, I’m sharing our dining room tour 2022 with you.
Dining room heartbreak
We waited for six months and still didn’t have a complete dining room. I ordered what I thought was the dining set of my dreams. Be aware dreams can turn into nightmares in a hurry.
After four months, the set arrived. The only problem is the table didn’t have a top. The company informed us two months later that the top was damaged. A replacement would take six more months.
We had them pick up everything and issue a refund. The refund arrived, and we headed for a local store—a store with inventory.
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Moving forward with new dining room plans
This involved a fun trip to Stillwater and lunch and Eskamo Joe’s Mexican! Yum! Plus, and fun funky furniture store called, Furniture Showcase. It’s in an old theatre.
We found almost the same table, with a top! Instead of white, it had darker wood. I liked it. After looking at a collection of white chairs in the corner of our dining room for months, the dark wood appealed to me.
But I didn’t care for the chairs. “No problem,” the saleswoman said, “let’s find some you might like better.” Don’t you love a non-pushy salesperson?
I found two caption chairs with black and white houndstooth fabric and loved them! Perfect!
But, no side chair rang my bell.
Then I remembered some chairs on Amazon that I adored. So before I left the store, I ordered the six side chairs.
The side chairs arrived two days later. I had them together within two hours. Check the chairs out on Amazon.
Think I was a bit excited?!?!
Three days later, the table and caption chairs arrived. And, they assembled the table!
Now, six months later, we dine!
Our collected or curated dining room tour
My dining room tour 2022 tips
A collected look is much more interesting than a dining set.
This table can seat 10. I decided only to have six side chairs to give space in the room. If more is needed, we have several around the house to pick and add more guests.
Remember to check the depth of the table. This table is 48 inches wide. We can, if needed, seat two at each end! Hey, that’s Emily photo bombing!
Don’t be afraid to shop Amazon while in the store and not able to find what you want.
Ideas to make your dining room tour tell a story
If you have a buffet or hutch, add interesting items that tell a story.
- Items from your travels
- Family treasures
- Photo gallery highlighting a special event
- Curated art
Add a story to your dining room walls. They help get conversations started and keep them going! Guests always ask about these plaques. See how I make art blocks here.
The blocks above were made in 1998 way before blogging.
I have another story piece coming to the other wall soon. So stay tuned and follow along.
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