Hi friends! Today I'm going to share with you the first installment of our Apartment Tour. This room is not finished, but it has definitely come a long way since we first moved in! Here's a reminder of what the dining room (I call it that, but it's really more of a breakfast nook) looked like from the living room the day we moved in:
And here's what it looks like today!
I went bold and painted the back wall "Black Knight" by Benjamin Moore. I also painted the same wall black in the sunroom (to the right), but that's a post for another day!
We went with a semi-gloss, because the walls are a weirdly textured plaster that needed a sheen. Otherwise, it felt like chalkboard when you touched it, and I neither wanted to clean it nor touch it, so semi-gloss it is.
I hung my DIY abstract art on a picture ledge from Ikea, because it was too difficult to get them to hang evenly on the wall. The black ledge blends in with the wall, so I don't mind it that much.
My DIY marble table has held up well, and I think that it fits the space perfectly! The cantilever chairs still need to be reupholstered, but I have not decided on a fabric yet.
The original glass font cabinets have been a lifesaver for storing extra dishes and glassware. Where would I have stored them all? And yes, that is 3,827 champagne flutes. I like to entertain and I hate using plastic cups. Don't judge me. I'm also thinking of lining the backs of the cabinets with a removable wallpaper...Hygge and West has some amazing peel and stick options! I'd also like to add some funky cabinet knobs to the doors.
Here is the view from the living room.
So what do you think? Is it bold enough? I love how the rich wooden french doors look against the black, and the tulip table fits the space just perfectly. I am on the hunt for a uniquely awesome chandelier, and I would love a colorful rug for the space, I just have to find them. Here's hoping it's soon! :)