Many of you already know that the weekend was spent re-doing our dining room. What we realized in the process, of much measuring and two trips to Ikea, was that our dining room is pretty small. Its 10 feet x 8.5 feet and its serving a dual purpose: its a dining room and an “office.” OK, so I’m using the term “office” loosely; my guy does have his desk and computer in there, and it does house our table and chairs.
One of the challenges has been that our previous table was too big for the room. It fit, but it was tight. When we had people over, we moved the desk out to make room for everyone. But, our new table is smaller, but has two leaves. I think we could easily fit 10 people around the new table. Finding enough chairs (and a place to store them) would be the new challenge.
So, here’s where we started on Saturday. The boxes are holding all of the shiny new Ikea Furniture.
Here is the same room, Sunday afternoon: