My apologies for falling off the blogging train last week. I didn't intend to but then our furnace broke (yes, the brand new furnace on our brand new, 7 month old house...) and we didn't have heat for 2 days, my boyfriend had a death in his family, one of my dogs threw up neon orange bile three times on our bedroom carpet while also eating the cord for my iPhone charger and the cord to our space heater. Needless to say, I've been busy elsewhere but anyway...
Before the chaos ensued, I made some changes to our dining room!
Remember how I've mentioned a million times that we need a rug for the space? Well, I think we've found one!
On a whim one night, I enlisted my boyfriend to help me roll up the rug from our bedroom so we could drag it down the stairs and position it under our dining room table to see how it looked. Thank God it looks good because it was a beast to move and I don't think he wanted to bring it back upstairs if it didn't work out haha
We also switched out the large artwork to make room for a new console table and mirror that I got from HomeGoods:
If you follow me on Instagram (@desertdomicile), you've probably already seen the table. I had initially planned on putting it in our foyer but it was a little too deep and it felt out of place in the space so it got moved to our dining room.
I was unsure about it at first but I've fallen in love the antiqued mirror top:
The table was a little expensive ($200) but after a little research, I found out that it's a designer piece that retails for ... wait for it ... $769!!!
Yeah, I can't believe it either! Based on the image above, I think my table was supposed to have a glass insert on the bottom but it doesn't so I'm assuming it didn't come with one or it was broken at the store. It doesn't bother me at all but if I wanted to create a bottom shelf later on down the road, I could always have a piece of glass cut for $30 or so.
I hung my new mirror above the table to reflect the light from our large window and sliding glass doors:
After I brought it home, I realized that it's the same mirror Centsational Girl has hanging horizontally above her fireplace!
[ Image via Centsational Girl ]
I love the silvery-gray color of my mirror but I'm thinking about painting it like Kate did. My initial thought was to paint it navy:
But then I thought about painting it emerald green:
I'm still deciding but regardless of the color, I think the mirror + table combo is a big improvement over the original art we had hanging in the space:
What do you think of the changes? Should I leave the mirror as-is or paint it? Can you believe the deal I got on that table?!