Dining Room Furniture!

12/17/2013

Yesterday you guys got a sneak peek at the new dining room furniture when I shared the painted walls! 

So now let's discuss what we ended up choosing for the room.


It should come as no surprise that I love Mid Century Modern inspired design. Which is actually kind of funny based on the style of house I live in. But I feel like it works. I kind of like the whole "the inside of my house doesn't match the outside" kind of thing. It's funky and fresh and I'm okay with that (because I'm funky and fresh... to death) Sorry had to do it, HA!

So when it was time to choose a dining table I pretty much had it narrowed down to 2 choices based on my LONG list of dining table wishes.

1. The table had to extend to seat 8-10 people
2. The table had to be under $1000 with shipping (my awesome parents bought Aaron and I the table as a housewarming gift, so I definitely wanted the cost to be as minimal as possible). Thanks Mom and Dad!!

Okay I lied, I didn't have a long list of dining table must haves. But I had been casually stalking 2 tables at my local Crate and Barrel and West Elm. (Is that possible? Can you casually stalk something? HAHA) I befriended the sales associated there and begged asked them to tell me if they ever decided to sell their floor model so that I could A. get a discount, and B. not have to pay shipping!!

Well the above never happened, so I was determined to get a deal otherwise!

I was deciding between West Elm's Parker and Crate and Barrel's Oslo. Truthfully, I loved them both and would have been happy with either one. BUT the negative reviews about the Oslo being a super soft wood that scratched really easily had me leaning more towards the Parker.

And then something happened. Something that put me over the edge. It was fate, destiny, my life was COMPLETE! 

I was dancing at my keyboard like this


West Elm ran a 25% off dining furniture sale. IT WAS MEANT TO BE!!!
I texted my mom and scoured my email for a coupon code and actually found one that I could stack with the 25% off sale!

I can't recall the final price of the table with shipping but my parents did get the 25% off plus and additional 10%, so I was super happy about that!

So the parker it was!! Now I just had to decide on chairs. I knew I wanted something white to pair with the wooden table. One night while Aaron was at work (I feel like my best stories always start that way HAHA) I just so happened to be looking at Restoration Hardware's clearance section when I stumbled upon their Forma Painted Chair. I loved the fun shape, the chrome legs, and the price. Right now it's on clearance for $59 (originally $129), but I got mine for $19 each! With FREE shipping! AHHHH!! Wham Bam Thank you Sam! Come to mama!

I felt like the table and chairs were meant to be. They were destined for one another. A lifelong friendship in the making.


BUT! Something just wasn't right. My knock-off Eames chairs at the end of the table just weren't doing it for me. Since I knew I could use them in another space (hehehehe), and because Aaron's very sweet and generous Aunt gave us a West Elm giftcard as a housewarming gift, I decided that the West Elm Stackable chair was the perfect chair for the end of the table!


I couldn't love our dining room table and chairs more. :)

Come back tomorrow for details on the super cheap "art" hanging on the walls!

xx, Shannon

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21 comments:

  1. I love your dining room! I've been eyeing the same stackable chairs form West Elm, I'm glad to hear that you like them!

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  2. Your dining room is looking lovely! I'm such a fan of the mid-century flair you have going on!

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  3. Oooh, I just got a second look at that mirror, and I am IN LOVE. Where is that fabulous beauty from?

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    1. This is super late! But Homegoods! :)

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  4. Shannon - this is beautiful! I love those white dining chairs. They look retro but also super fresh and clean.

    Best wishes, Alex

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  5. The table seems to look simple but it also looks very elegant. Maybe you can use wooden chairs too. Nice post.

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  6. You did that all by yourself? You are awesome! Your dining room looks much better than when you first bought your home. I love the brighter color and all the accessories on the table. Really great job!

    Isaac Andre @ CarolinasHomePros.com

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  7. Love the dining room color and house in general! Have you thought about posting a floor plan? Would love to see the layout of the house! :) :) :)

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  8. Hi,
    Great blog about your buying your Dining tables. This table looks beautiful and you have grounded the room with a beautiful luxurious furniture.
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  9. wow!! table looks are really gorgeous. I like it.

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  10. Hi--love the table. I'm thinking about the same one. Can you let me know if it's still holding up well?

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    1. Hi there :) I still 110% love the table and am so glad we went with it! No issues to note so far!

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  11. Hi Shannon
    Lovely dining room! How is the Parker with scratches and stains? I'm in LOVE with the table and of course the price, but am concerned about the veneer. It will be our daily kitchen table, so will recieve pretty heavy use. No children, just two adults who like to eat and drink;)

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    1. Hi Tara :)

      I love the table! Still holding up perfectly! I will say though that my fiancé and I really only use that table maybe once a week and then we also use it when we have family over or big parties. Otherwise we use a smaller table in the eat-in-kitchen. So I can’t comment on every day use, but I don’t think it would have any issues! It’s super sturdy and doesn’t have any scratches or stains to report. I’m extremely happy with my purchase and still love the table 110%! :)

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  12. Is this the small or large version of the table?

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    1. This is the Large table. The photos all have the leaf in (so this is the biggest it gets).

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  13. I know that it was brought up a few months ago but I too am concerned about the veneer after reading the reviews about c&b's walnut veneer. Is it still holding up? No peeling, chipping or bubbling? When you are eating on do you feel any discomfort about needing to be gentle? Thanks, I'm thinking about buying this table since it's 1/7 the price of Eastvold's solid walnut table but if it won't last I'd be tempted to go with the heirloom quality.

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    1. Well, this table is from West Elm (the West Elm Parker) so I cannot comment on the craftsmanship or durability of the Crate and Barrel table (though our Lounge sofa is Crate and Barrel, and it is still in wonderful condition). As for the durability of the Parker, the table is still holding up great! No scratches, no chips, etc. Table is in perfect condition.

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  14. thanks so much for your updates on the table -- I too have been stalking that table for quite some time and was glad to find your positive reviews. Your dining room looks amazing!

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