Tuesday, March 15, 2011

our dining room.

i have so much to update on our new apartment! but for now, i would like to share our dining room! we have an actual dining room, but we had better plans for it... so for now, enjoy our "dining room" in our living room.

first off, we found a good dining table from a thrift store up in flint. we used it with some lounge chairs i've had for years. but the only problem was the lounge chairs didn't allow me to reach the table to eat... so... new chairs! well... reused chairs! christopher and i shopped around for some dining chairs for a bit. everything is so expensive with such poor quality these days! so naturally, we went to the thrift store. let me rephrase. we went to about 10+ thrift stores within a month. poor christopher. i think he was getting tired of goodwill, salvation army and other various thrift stores.

and there they were. two perfect chairs. waiting for us to whisk them away to a loving home, reupholster them with new cushions and a pretty new fabric.

we just didn't realize that reupholstering chairs for the first time without looking it up online would be a little bit of a challenge... but lo and behold, the new chairs!!! and an awesome dining table. off to the side of our living room...



it is always handy to have a helper. ;)


we found some nice fabric from jo-ann's on sale. always a plus.


with a 50% coupon, we also got the cushion for a good deal. never shop the store without a coupon. and if you have a data plan on your phone, they accept coupons off your phone too! just to go http://mobilecoupons.joann.com/. right now, they have a 40% and 50% off coupon that will work aside from the coupons off their ad. happy crafting!

and voilĂ ! new chairs!



our cozy little dining area.


and i finally hung up some paper lanterns i got almost 3 years ago from ikea. :) yay for productivity!