Wednesday, February 9, 2011

a dining room in a weekend

I’m finally diving into my dining room project! For the past few months my “dining room” has been either my tv tray table or my coffee table. Welp, I’ve had it! I’m going to make a formal dining area….this weekend!

I have this empty 4.5” x 4.5” corner (ignore that couch-it will be gone soon) just screaming for a dining set.

Now, since I’m working with such a small space I only have sooo many options. I’ve seen a million interior design shows and they all say that if you’re spaciously challenged the best option to go with is a glass round table.

I couldn’t agree more with that, so I’ve been on the search for it. You would think it would be simple but all the tables I’ve found have been either way too big or way tooooo expensive. After going to about a million furniture store sites and giving up all hope I remembered one more store.
The ultimate beautiful/cheap furniture store – IKEA! I don’t know why that wasn’t the first place I checked but whatever….

I found the SALMI table at Ikea and it comes with the beautiful price of $99.99. That is sooooooo in my budget! I think it’s a sign :) Then I started thinking about chairs. I want something “skinny” and something lighter than my coffee/side tables that are dark wood. I didn’t find anything at Ikea that was in my budget so I world wide webbed it over to Walmart. And wouldn’t you know it, I found exactly what I was looking for. Look at these Shell Bentwood Dinette Chairs. It’s only $55.00 for a set of 2 Espresso finished chairs! I was jumping for joy when I saw that price lol.

After I was done picking out my furniture I started looking around Ikea’s website….who doesn’t, right? And I found this other table that has some potential. The MELLTORP table is a white rectangular table that might work in the space also (plus it’s only $59.99!). What do you think? I’m going to Ikea on Saturday so I’ll mull it over until then. I guess I’m going to have to wait to see which one “speaks to me” on Sat.

Will it be this one?

Or this one?

Obviously a table and chairs don’t equal a dining room but I’m decorating in stages. One day this tiny corner will be as gorgeous as these photos….*sigh*


Shay said...

Continuing my IKEA love, haha.. I have the MELTORP table! I like it a lot, super easy to clean and you could totally decorate the top of it.

G's_art said...

Really? Do you think it would fit in that corner? I measured it but you just never know until it's there.