New Furniture!

Last fall, we started the project to finally furnish our house.  We’ve lived here for about 2 and a half years now, but most of the main floor was really light on furniture and the pieces we did have weren’t really a good fit for the space.  It took several months for us to make decisions on what we wanted and finally get everything ordered … and the last pieces arrived about 6 weeks ago.

For the dining room, we got a new table and chairs.  We spent a lot of time looking for a table that was both really solid and stable and also a style that we liked.  We finally settled on a Stickley mission style double pedestal table, which expands to 12′ long with all four leaves in.  For the chairs, we actually selected a style made by Bermex since the Stickley ones were so expensive.  I was a little worried that the wood tones might not match since the table and chairs weren’t from the same collection, but it turned out fine.  We’re excited to not have to drag out all of the card tables to make room for everyone the next time we have a group over!

New Dining Room Table and Chairs

And to go with our new table and chairs, we’ve dressed up our $300 buffet table from Wal-Mart with a mirror and some new lamps.

Our "Budget" Buffet from Wal-Mart

For the living room, our biggest challenge was that the room is so long and narrow and, even though it’s a pretty large room, the individual pieces needed to be pretty petite to not block the traffic areas and walkways.  For this, we ordered a mixture of brands from a couple of different furniture stores.  We’re still working on the finishing touches, but I think we have all of the big pieces covered.  Here are some pictures:

New Living Room Furniture

New Chair and Ottoman

More New Living Room Furniture

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