Welcome back to the One Room Challenge! If you’re new to the #ORC, feel free to check out week one, here. For those who are familiar, let’s begin!
Week one started here…
…a light and bright dining room that lacked the rustic/industrial/farmhouse feel I love. My goal? Not a huge budget breaking transformation…just simply add that rustic farmhouse feel into my space.
As I was perusing my Pinterest Dining Room board, it was pretty clear I was drawn to metal, industrial chairs. So, that’s where I started this week. But, before we get into more of my current dining room, lets look at some inspiration. Because really, is there any better way to share ideas than to share inspirational pictures??? I think not.
Metal armchairs. Yes, please! Hands down, my favorite. I set off to find my very own metal armchairs. As luck would have it, lots of places sell them… World Market, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Target, Anthropologie, Amazon, Overstock…they’re everywhere. Their prices are everywhere, too.
I was about to pull the trigger on Restoration Hardware’s Marcel Armchair when I decided to check their measurements against my table.
As it turns out, the armchair wouldn’t fit under my table. With a good/normal sized dining room, that wouldn’t be a problem. But, I have a small house. A small house means small rooms. My dining room is no exception. I know I’ve mentioned it before – – when you have a small space, planning is everything! So, I ruled out my #1 pick and went with my backup…Remy.
On the plus side, Remy is $30 cheaper per chair. Score! As my #2 pick, Remy isn’t too shabby. But a metal chair? For a dining room? How on earth will that be comfortable? I checked and double checked reviews – – they all said it’s “surprisingly comfortable.” I pulled the trigger and ordered four.
I love the look! Anthony loves the look!
As far as comfort? Eh. Let’s be serious here, people. These things are made of metal. You’re not snuggling up to them. With that being said, I see seat cushions in the near future. We are talking metal chairs. They need cushion. The look is great. The feel? Metal. Just being honest.
Another reason to love these chairs is that they take up so little room. They take up less visual space and less physical space. My dining room actually feels bigger now. The future plan includes building or buying a bench for the empty side of the table. That will provide 2-3 more seats. I will be able to seat 6 people now in my small dining room. Woo hoo!
I also started working on the decorations for the room. I added this barn wood ladder – – that I’ll do something with…
Thanks for stopping by to check out my progress. Be sure to come back next week to see if I’ve made headway to a rustic, industrial dining room. Don’t forget to head over to Calling it Home and check out week two updates from dozens of talented bloggers. I’ll see you next week!