Another Small Space Dining Solution

Posted in Blog, Room Sources, Tips, Projects & DIYs
on June 15, 2016
Making our space work for us

Have you seen what we did in our kitchen to create a tiny eat-in area? This little cape didn’t have an obvious dining space (at all). We created a beautiful bar in our kitchen to belly up to and eat our breakfast at or put out appetizers for guests and that works great for us on an every day level. (How we created a unique eat-in kitchen)

However, if we want to host a proper dinner party (small as it may be) we wanted to have a room with a dining table to do so! Up until now, that was the larger of the two bedrooms on the first floor. (See this old house tour for a glimpse) It worked so well as such, but if you know me, you know my wheels are always turning…

Here’s a look into our new dining space!

Sort of. I’ll explain…Our little house on the hill has been turned upside down over the past few weeks for an upcoming project. One evening a few weeks ago, my poor husband came home to a hallway and living room filled with furniture and random decor items. Before you go feeling too sorry for him though, he did know of my plans… just not necessarily when they would be happening. 😉

Another Small Space Dining Solution


Before

At the end of our little hallway are two rooms, for the past year, the smaller has been our office (here’s a whole post on how it used to look) and the larger has been our temporary dining room.

Another Small Space Dining Solution

I say temporary, because our long-term goal is to do some actual wall-rearranging and the dining room will be attached to the kitchen. But THAT story is for another day.

Another Small Space Dining Solution


 

So, you’re with me still, right?

Small room: office, Larger room: dining space. Well… recently I decided that I really was missing out on a great room of our house–the dining room. It is one of those spaces that you feel like you could just take a nap in. It’s quiet, and tranquil and has great light. It’s been a favorite room of mine since day one and it worked very well as a dining room. We’ve hosted plenty of dinner parties in there–at night.

Another Small Space Dining Solution

Meaning, I almost never got to enjoy that liquid sunlight that pours all over that room. Because, if we weren’t hosting a party, we weren’t using the space at all, period.  So the wheels started turning (Sorry Greg!)

What if we swapped the office and
the dining room?

 

Another Small Space Dining Solution

Yes.. yes I liked that! So, we moved the dining room table into the office (sans leaf) along with all the chairs and the buffet. As I mentioned, this is the smaller of the two rooms, so it certainly felt cozier. But let’s call it “intimate” instead, shall we?

Another Small Space Dining Solution

I realized immediately that the smaller dining room worked beautifully! Picture having a cozy dinner party in here with lots of candles. No more echo-ey, bare dining room, instead a room filled with glowy light and great company. I left the book case in here because it worked so well with the over all vibe of the new space.

Another Small Space Dining Solution

Another Small Space Dining Solution

Another Small Space Dining Solution

As for the other room, stay tuned. That story has many evolving twists and turns…

 

So do you think we’re nuts yet? 😉 I’d love to hear from you–and don’t forget to…


…stay in touch!

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10 Comments

  • Layla

    OMG i love your new intimate and cozy dining room! I love this post and the reminder how our homes should meet the needs of our lives…if its not working, change it! and as if i wasn’t in suspense enough before….i cant wait to see the other room! xoxo

    June 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply
    • Brittany

      Right? Problem solving is a huge part of home style! Haha I’m just waiting on some furniture to arrive…. then I can style it up and post in July. Trust me I’m dying too. 😉 xoxo thanks for stopping by my page!

      June 17, 2016 at 10:34 am Reply
  • Jessica

    I ditto what Layla said!! I absolutely love your dining set!

    June 16, 2016 at 2:03 am Reply
    • Brittany

      Thanks Jess! It was thrifted when we were still living in our condo. It works for now, but the chairs aren’t the most comfy 😉 Can’t have it all, right??

      June 17, 2016 at 10:35 am Reply
  • Kellie

    I love it!! It is so cozy and as with everything you do, so pretty, my friend!

    June 16, 2016 at 8:54 am Reply
    • Brittany

      Hi Kellie!! Thank you–Stop by for dinner or wine anytime 😉

      June 17, 2016 at 10:35 am Reply
  • Evamarie

    Love it Brittany!

    June 21, 2016 at 10:27 am Reply
    • Brittany

      xoxo

      June 30, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply
      • Jill

        Nice changes! Your home is cozy and classy but it is you that makes it so welcoming. I always told my hubby to never enter a room at night without turning on the lights. I am forever changing things to suit my mind and change the flow. I love that you do it and share so many great ideas and bargains! I am looking forward to your next post. Carry on. ( now I wonder how the couch would look over there………..) ha

        July 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm Reply
        • Brittany

          You always know what to say to make me smile Jilly! Thank you. Change is good (especially when WE get to choose it!) I need to come visit again soon… maybe in the fall again? That was so lovely. I’m thrilled that you enjoy the ideas and bargains that I share here. I love to help people in anyway–even things like home decor. We all need a little light-heartedness these days. Have a great day! xoxo

          July 28, 2016 at 6:36 am Reply

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