dining room, house

Dining Room: Coffee Bar Time

The dining room project, in which we turn a formal living and dining space into one big dining room, is almost done, so: time to work on the coffee bar! It’ll be in the old dining space within the room. It’s the space in the far back of the first photo in this post. The hanging light you see there has been replaced with the drum shade in the photo below. The dining table is in the spot where the couches were. (That photo is from when we had to put all of our living room furniture in there to renovate in there. I promise we didn’t think that was a good look.)

Here’s the space now:

coffe bar before

That’s the Hurdal dresser from Ikea and CB2’s Drum Flush Mount Lamp, plus our usual wood floors and Simply White paint by Benjamin Moore.

And today we started painting the dresser:

That’s just the first primer layer, so I’ll keep the final color a surprise for now. Other than painting the dresser, we’re going to pop that chair rail off the wall and cover the whole thing in horizontal wood planks (painted white) to add some interest to the area. And then it’ll be time to move the coffee stuff over! If we can some time for the wall feature, it’ll be done this month.

After photos coming soon! 😀 😀 😀