Just for a minute, I’m letting you all into my home.  I’m so proud of myself because the vision I
have for our new house is slowly, yet surely coming together, room-by-room, and
piece-by-piece.  What’s my vision? Well,
it’s my take on farmhouse chic or glam, or whatever I want to call it.
My dining room is the closest I’ve come to my vision for the
look of our new home.  It features a
mahogany farmhouse style dining table with a leaf that expands to seat 8-10
people. I purchased this sturdy beauty from World Market. And of course, since
I’m a bargain shopper, I got it for a good price!
As far as the chairs, I wanted them to be comfortable,
slightly formal, and kid-friendly. 
Amazingly enough I was able to find a set of two beige chairs on
Overstock for under $90 for the pair, and they’re Ethan Home brand, and
retailed for $300+.  Regretfully, I
purchased two sets, and still needed two more chairs for the heads of the
table.  With beige walls and chairs, the
room needed a pop of color.
Blue and purple are my favorite colors.  World Market, which has quality furniture at
affordable prices, had chairs that I’ve been eyeing for months.  Low and behold, the vintage style armchairs I’ve
wanted went on sale from $299 each to $74! On impulse I picked up three, two in
the peacock shade (turquoise), and one in plum. The latter would be a part of
my beauty station. The chairs are beautiful, and comfortable, too.
It’s funny because I purchased the chairs without the
approval of my husband, and knowing I’d already purchased the chairs, I asked
him his opinion of them.  Guess what?  He wasn’t a fan.  That is, of course, until the chairs arrived
and were placed at the table, he could see my vision coming together.  Later on, he eventually complimented me on
what I’m doing to make our house a home.
Now that we have the most important parts of our dining room
together like the table, chairs, and lighting, we need to figure out how we’re
going to do the following:
  • Dress the windows
  • Dress the walls
  • Incorporate a buffet
  • Find a rug

For sure, I know I want a huge mirror on the main wall.  The other things, I’m on the fence about,
which is where you come in.  I’d love to
hear your suggestions or even see pictures of how you think I should finish
styling our dining room.

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.

  • OOOO I Love it. I have been wanting to do something different in our dining room.

  • Those chairs are totally fab!

  • Very cute! I love the blue chairs a ton!

  • I just love the table and the way the chairs aren’t all the same. It looks gorgeous!

  • Lovely room! I love the pop of color from those chairs.

  • Your style is amazing!!! Love this space!

  • Love this style! Those chairs are beautiful.

  • I love the look of your dining room! The pop of blue is perfection. Can’t wait to see more of your house!

  • I think the chairs add a really cool touch to the room!

  • Love, love those blue chairs! Very elegant room!

  • GMTA I love blue and purple too 🙂 Your chairs are great

  • marciaf

    You’ve got great taste and I love that you found everything at better prices.

  • I need to do our dining room. I forgot all about World Market! I love that table, so I’ll have to look there!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I like the chairs, and the price was incredible. The color will help you add more to the room, maybe on the walls, to brighten up the beige. Love the light fixture too

  • I love the colors you used. So pretty! And the flowers are a great touch.

  • Mitzi MsAdventures

    Your room is really coming together, will continue to watch to see where you go next in your decorating process. When you take your time to make your selections for a room it reflects the family that lives in the space.

  • The chairs really make this make the dining room and give it life. I would love to see the windows with some wooden blinds framed drapes that incorporate the chair colors in some kind of intricate design pattern. Can’t wait to see the dining room looks when it’s completely finished, but isn’t it great when you start to see your vision coming together right in front of your eyes?!

  • SO good! Too funny that it took your husband a minute to get the vision, but how can he not? You’re killing it!

  • love the blue of those chairs! such a pretty room

  • Shaniqua Garvin

    gurl I love that style! the pop of color and the change in chair style works. I would say a wood mini bar and a nice clock piece for the chic may be nice.

  • Danielle Wilson

    Absolutely love those chairs and for the price I would have bought them on impulse without hubby giving the OK for sure. It’s chic but not tpp much. I wish we lived near a Home Goods. Im always on the fence about wanting a house. Im tired of cleaning our tiny apartment, lol. Maybe a bar somewhere, one of those rolling cart ones?

    • Thank you. I love HomeGoods, too. I found that their chairs aren’t really comfortable. I did see a few wall decor items I want to pick up from there.

      A bar cart is a good idea. I was actually thinking about placing one in our breakfast nook since that’s where our wine cabinet is. In my dining room I’m going to see if I can find a nice buffet.