One of the challenges has been that our previous table was too big for the room. It fit, but it was tight. When we had people over, we moved the desk out to make room for everyone. But, our new table is smaller, but has two leaves. I think we could easily fit 10 people around the new table. Finding enough chairs (and a place to store them) would be the new challenge.
So, here's where we started on Saturday. The boxes are holding all of the shiny new Ikea Furniture.
Here is the same room, Sunday afternoon:
And a couple more angles for fun:
This makes it look like maybe we live in a loft, but well, we don't.
So! Now we're just waiting on our new rug, and the transformation is pretty much complete. I want to paint a couple of those little picture frames you can see, to a dark brown. And I think the desk would look better darker, too. We'll get to that all in time. For now, I'm thrilled to have a comfy space to eat!