A Few Dining Room Changes

18. January 2016 Design 4
A Few Dining Room Changes

This room is a major work in progress, but it’s slowly getting there. After living with our swapped rooms for a year now (you can see the original post back when I swapped my Living Room with my Dining Room here) I find myself constantly moving things around searching endlessly for the right layout. Décor aesthetic is important to me, but not as important as functionality. It HAS to function for my family, and because our needs are ever-changing, things always need shifted.


We’ve had the dining table centered in this obnoxiously large room for a while now. It worked GREAT when all the Christmas décor was up. Once I took Christmas down though, the room was empty and the table suddenly looked dumb. We decided recently that the time has come for new Living room furniture and that we desperately need a second living space. So, the plan is to use our old living room furniture in the dining room and the dining room will be split in half. Half for the table, half for a second living space.


I went ahead and moved some things into place, but until we get furniture this room is in limbo. Here is the dining table side. The layout of this room is nothing short of impossible, so the table placement isn’t my favorite. I’m really really really hoping it grows on me.

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The sideboard is actually the cabinet that our giant farm sink was sitting on in the basement. I built a wood top for it and brought it upstairs. I plan to get new hardware for it…..well new OLD hardware. Some thing authentic.



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I added some chairs on the other side of the room for now, just to fill the space. I actually love sitting in here in the mornings because it’s next to the wood stove, so it’s toasty warm.


I have plans for the gallery wall to come down, the armoire will be moved upstairs (for another exciting upcoming project!). I added my desk to this room also, but it’s around the corner and covered in my work. So, that will be another day’s post. 🙂

Thanks for stopping!


4 thoughts on “A Few Dining Room Changes”

  • 1
    Sue on January 21, 2016 Reply

    Maybe a patterned rug would help anchor your dining room table with the rest of the room. The rug would make he able more permanent and welcoming…

    • 2
      thewillowfarmhouse on January 21, 2016 Reply

      Thanks for the comment Sue. This room is actually nowhere near complete. I was simply blogging about some recent changes where I moved the table and added the antique sideboard.

  • 3
    Lena on January 21, 2016 Reply

    A chandelier above the table or some other fixture !!! 🙂

  • 4
    Denise on January 22, 2016 Reply

    Beautiful room! Beautiful farmhouse! I just love it!

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