Do you use your dining room?

Wow, it seems like forever since I have posted anything.  I’ve been so busy the past few weeks I haven’t had time or really the desire to  work on projects.  Although I have been to some yard sales and have a few great items that I will share with you tomorrow, if I can get decent pictures.  It’s been so gloomy and dark here, I think Virginia is the new Seattle.  I am so ready for some sunshine and warm weather!  But I have been to some great concerts the past few weeks…Zac Brown Band, Neko Case, and Court Yard Hounds.  So much fun!

So, do you use your dining room more than once or twice a year?  I know most of you out there have beautiful ones, but are they used?  I love my table that I found last year at a yard sale and refinished (see that post here), but honestly, I don’t think we have had one meal at it since I finished it.  Now, it is used daily as a drop off for mail, purses, bags, etc. because you basically walk into the dining room from my front door.  But we never eat at it.  I know, its sad.  And, we shouldn’t eat on the sofa in front of the TV, but we do.
And, keeping it real, I don’t see that changing.

Pay no mind to the “Living on a Dime,” my blog’s old name.

Now that I have lived with the table for several months, I’m thinking I would rather use the room for a sitting room instead.  I have been longingly (is that a word…guess so, spell check says it is) eyeballing antique settees lately, but right now I have no where to put one.

Source: None via Gloria on Pinterest


Source: via Gloria on Pinterest

Aren’t they gorgeous.  Sigh. I’ve seen them all over the place…yard sales, flea markets, Craigslist, etc.  I want one!  I’ll even reupholster one if needed.

I could even pose like this.  Yeah…wouldn’t be that pretty.  haha

I would love a place to sit and read and work on the blog that is away from the television and not closed up in my bedroom. With this velvet one, I know my daughter wouldn’t sit on it.
She can’t stand the feel of velvet. 

Even if I did have guests or wanted to eat at a table, I have a nice folding one that I could pretty up with a table cloth.  I could also either keep my chairs or find other ones and have them around the house until needed at the table.
I could even use the settee as seating at the table.

See, it can be done.

So, what do you think?  Should I keep the dining table or get one of these lovely ladies? 
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5 thoughts on “Do you use your dining room?

  1. Go for it! There's nothing like having a quiet, comfortable space for reading, or doing computer work. You'll use it more than the "dining room", so it would be practical, too.

  2. Thanks so much for the emery board tip. Something I never would have thought of but it totally makes sense! I wouldn't have to worry about the blade cutting into the paint either! I'll have to try that next time. Glad you liked my dresser. Hope you find your own soon (for the right price!).And yes! The settee…ugh I want one like crazy. I check craigslist everyday for a good deal on one. Just need the bones and I'll be happy to reupholster it! I think having one around the dining room table would be great. But I think your table and chair set is really pretty. Don't get rid of it!!! Just try to squeeze in both things in the same room :)Emily

  3. Wow! You have been to some great concerts lately! And I totally love the idea of adding a settee to your dining room. It would only enhance what is already a lovely space. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)Vanessa

  4. So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing! Hi, Im Meme from Screaming Meme…I want to personally invite you to my blog. I am having a Chalk Paint giveaway…I hope you get a chance to stop by and catch it out! Meme

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