I never really photograph my dining room which I call "the cave", as it is a funny long room that is dark and does not have good lighting to take pictures in. An addition created this room out of an old den so it is quirky. Kind of like us. It is furnished in a mish-mash of hand me down pieces and those that I have picked up at thrift stores. The chairs don't really go but that is fine with me. The table is more formal than my tastes but it came with the house.
I am a simple gal and just put together everything I like with not much thought. Not good design sense I guess but I go for comfort and frankly what is available to use. The china cabinet was my mother in laws when she first was married. I just painted it white.
I did buy this dry sink at a store that was going out of business.
Love to fill it with seasonal items. That is the furniture I love most. Primitive and distressed. I don't think I will ever change it all as I am too cheap and have too many kids to put through college.
When you look back the other way you see the red couch that I still have not found any pillows for. I need to get out there and find some. It looks lonely without pillows.
We have most of our dinners here if the kids have friends over or family is coming for dinner. We can seat a lot of people in here so I love that about this room.
A stool I picked up at a yard sale for a $1.
We still have the funky old glass sliding doors that lead to the original patio. We thought of removing them until our oldest had her first slumber party here and we shut the doors and could not hear a thing. We then knew those old doors would stay until our last daughter has her last slumber party.
My mother in law and father in law were married here and had the head table on the original patio. It is now my large den which I love. We can fit lots of friends in there. My in laws fiftieth anniversary is next year so guess where the party will be? Here where their reception was.
Hope you enjoyed my tour of the cave, I mean my dining room. I like it and we have loads of happy memories in here.
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