The Dining Room

The dining room in our condo was a little tricky. Unfortunately, it also served as the entryway to the condo. So, we could only do what we could do with the space we have.

Here’s how the previous tenants had it:

Dining Room Before

Dining Room Before

The first thing that we did was paint.

Then, we put in our furniture. We tried to find barstools but this bar is higher than standard so it was tricky. Also, we were having a shoe pile problem. So, Sean the smartie picked up this shoe organizer!

Creating Entryway Shoe Storage - Charleston Crafted

Creating Entryway Shoe Storage - Charleston Crafted

We replaced the builder grade light fixture with this one from Ikea.

Ikea light fixture

We added a cool magnetic scrabble board and some map art. We also added a cork travel tracker above the builder-installed coat hooks.

Entry Way April 2013 - Charleston Crafted

And, I recreated the heart gallery wall!

heart gallery wall

We don’t have a coat closet, so we rigged something up in the built in desk cabinet.

Coat Storage in a Cabinet - Charleston Crafted

Finally, I organized the desktop and added the fabric covered cork board to the back wall.

An Organized Workspace - Part I - Charleston Crafted

Dining Room Progrss - Charleston Crafted

Dining Room Progrss - Charleston Crafted

Dining Room - Charleston Crafted

Then, I updated the front door with tape and we painted the bookshelf and placed it under the heart art.

DIY Eames Knock off Chair Fail

DIY Eames Knock off Chair Fail

DIY Eames Knock off Chair Fail

Then, we finally updated the table and chairs! The table is from Ikea and the chairs are from Overstock.

Then we added a rug (from West Elm) and changed out the art where the heart wall was.

Updated Kitchen Rug - Charleston Crafted

Then we updated the gallery wall and the bookshelf.

Wedding Gallery Wall - Charleston Crafted

dining room

Here’s everything we did in the end!

 

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