A mid century style dining room

March 27, 2019 in Blog, House Tour

When we first moved into our house we thought we would NEVER use our dining room. I had a little kitchen table that sat us 4 perfectly. However as time progressed and we all started having friends we needed a space for more people to sit down, eat, play games etc.

I hated to kick my hubby out of his office, especially because I had picked up the coolest desk ever that came from the Exxon corporation. But he survived dealt so well. Once I had made my decision to merge our home offices, the first thing I did was start scouring craigslist for a table! Of course I found the most amzing mid-century drop leaf table that sat 10 for $50. Yay me! I reused the benches that were around the my kitchen table and some chairs that I had purchased at Ikea a while back for the ends. Everything else was already in my husbands office and it went perfectly!

My big splurge was the West Elm light fixture. The light fixture that was there previously was very farmhouse bling. Although I got a ton of compliments on it, it just wasn’t my style. We are only a couple of weeks in and we have already fully enjoyed this room with friends and family. Now that I don’t have the table in my kitchen I’m itching for a remodel with a large island with seating.

As you can see, I moved things around a tiny bit because I was having seating issues in my Living room and I needed to find a new home for the piano in order to add more seating.

UPDATE: I got new dining chairs that are authentic. Click here to check them out.


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About Me

Hi I'm Monica! I'm a Real Estate professional in love with houses, especially vintage houses. I even have my Historic Homes Specialist designation. I enjoy decorating and rehabbing and helping my clients create their dream home with inexpensive updates. I also love helping sellers get top dollar for their property by taking the dated out of their home and staging in a modern simplistic way. I'm also obsessed with Mid Century furniture, so if it doesn't fit in my house, you'll find it in my Etsy Shop. I enjoy coffee and thrift store shopping to look for items to repurpose and use in house. And of course anything vintage, I’m a bit of a June Cleaver. I’m a wife and a mom of teenage twins that I homeschool. I am currently a Realtor in San Antonio, TX, and a lender in both Texas & California. But if you are from Southern California don't worry I have connections, I also help educate all over the country about the home buying process and have a team of people that i work with to help you reach your goals. We moved to SATX from SOCAL in 2018 to simplify our life. I love it here and have helped several people relocate. Read More


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