I must admit, our table is never this clear! It's the drop box for mail, Braden's school papers, dinner, Mason's daily sheet, you name it! I try, but it never lasts!
Here is the rundown:
Table: purchase from Blake's aunt Tish's fleamarket booth inventory, in 2001, $35
Chairs: my Aunt Ann redecorated and passed these along $0
Buffet: acquired from my grandparents $0
I love this room, but not the wallpaper. Our previous dining room was a beautiful deep red and this painting was beautiful against the red.
Chest: family piece, I acquired it falling apart with extensive water damage. My in-laws (Bonnie & Rick) restored it and delivered it when they came for Braden's arrival.
Bird cage: Christmas gift from Aunt Ann
Wire stand: this is actually a plant stand, but after many failed attempts with house plants, it now holds a few platters and pitchers.
Horizontal plate rack: wedding gift
Hutch: acquired from my grandparents, holds our photo albums, stationery, etc. $0
These numbered albums are just of Braden. Now that Mason is here, I do not have the drive to keep separate albums so I get double prints of the pics with both boys and we now have just family albums.
The ceiling is my favorite feature of our dining room.
Braden's art gallery. I bought a set of metal strips and put magnetic clips on them for Braden to display his artwork.
We eat here every night. Braden has a little table with two chairs that he "sometimes" gets to eat at and watch TV. Mason's high chair is in the corner, so he also eats in here everynight!