Hi Loves…we know…we have been bad bloggers…it's OK…shake your fingers at us. It's been so crazy. We moved in together at the end of September and let's just say a bachelor pad clearly had to be updated to make it feel just right. We are enjoying the journey so far as we have taken on remodeling and DIY projects little by little. Between planning our wedding, getting the girls into new routines and balancing our careers, it's been a challenge. We didn't set out initially for The Rustic Life to be a daily blog, but we do have a goal of getting it to be just that. We are happy to share our dining room today. It's been hard adjusting. I (Sandra) downsized from a 3,000 square foot home when I moved in with Jonathan, so I had to get use to decorating for a smaller space. Our home we currently share together is smaller, but I think we have done a good job working at having the open space flow together. Our home really feels like a little rustic chic hideaway. It's special. It's beautiful and it's home.
Can we just say how much we LOVE and we mean LOVE our Emmerson reclaimed wood dining table from West Elm We knew we needed a new dining table and we weren't going to settle. We were able to get a good deal on the table because we got it when it was on sale AND we were able to combine it with the new movers coupon we got from West Elm in the relocation packet from the USPS. If you have ever changed addresses, you know exactly the packet of coupons we are referring too.
The mason jar chandelier we got from Lowes and is made by Allen + Roth. The finish we chose was a bronzed look but they also have it in a beautiful silver finish.
The star on the wall came from a flea market in Connecticut and the sign came from one of our favorite home stores, HomeGoods.
See the rustic cornice board up there? Well, we made that. I (Jonathan) cut the pieces from wood we got at Home Depot and I (Sandra) stained and banged up the wood with several tools from the toolbox. We are going to be sharing the easy DIY for the project very soon. The curtains are from Bed Bath & Beyond and are made by Kenneth Cole. The weight of the curtains aren't very heavy and look way more expensive than they really are. Who doesn't love that?! Floral arrangement made by me (Sandra) 🙂 the crossback chairs are from our old table and were purchased at Restoration Hardware.
Loved this tufted charcoal dining chair the minute we saw it. Again the price was right so we had to get it. We got 2 of them. One for each end of the table. We purchased them from Target.
The few things to note about our beautiful table is that it has various tones, textures and flat surfaces because of the reclaimed wood. Each piece is unique and we love it just that way.