Our dining “room” is really just a corner of the living room in our apartment. Our kitchen is too narrow for an eating area (it’s also too depressing as is). So after many rearrangements, we’ve figured out this corner is the best place for a table in the room.
I painted the chiavari chairs BM Jade Garden, an exquisite color that I’d love to paint a whole room with at some point. I didn’t use an oil-based paint; instead, I used the Advance line, which is an alkyd. The finish isn’t quite the same as using an oil-based, but it’s close and much easier to clean up.
The tole chandelier was an OKL find from their vintage section. I LOVE those sales. Some of the vintage products are expensive, but this chandy was a good deal. Yes, I could do better on price if I trawled the flea, but hey, when you buy curated vintage home decor, you’re paying for someone else’s eye and time finding the thing. So it’s worth it!
The tablecloth fabric was a happy coincidence (and I love the cat hair in this photo). After one of my mom’s visits, she was lamenting the fact we had no tablecloth–she is old school and doesn’t love bare tables. So I just listed to her the colors I was going for in the room, and she found this fabric. I kind of forgot she had sewn me a tablecloth until some friends came over this weekend for a game night, and I pulled it out. To my delight, the fabric perfectly tied everything together! I thought the painted chairs were looking a little rando, but not with this tablecloth. I love when things look intentional on accident.