CAN YOU BELIVE IT’S SEPTEMBER ALL READY? HERE IN MICHIGAN THE LEAVES ON THE TREES ARE CHANGING AND THE TEMPERATURES ARD DROPPING QUICKLY. IT PUT ME IN THE MOOD TO DO A LITTLE FALL DECORATING IN THE DINING ROOM AND IT ALL CENTERED AROUND SWAPPING OUT THE TABLE!
Today it’s all part of the Cozy Living Series hosted by my friend JENNIFER along with several other bloggers. Make sure and click on the thumbnails below to see what everyone else is sharing this month.
For several months I’ve wanted to put our current dining room table in the office and bring the round dining table from our guesthouse into the Cabin. Our rectangle farmhouse style table is an old library table rescued from a local auction of a school closing its doors. My hubby waited patiently all day for the auctioneer to come to them and he snagged the table and 8 chairs for $200.
I must say it’s one heck of a buy, everything’s solid oak, heavy, and well constructed. You know the type when furniture back in the day was made to be quality pieces!
Well for those of you who don’t know hubby and I have owned an environmental company for nearly 30 years and I have the pleasure of being the office manager. I don’t say that in a good way either. There’s nothing I hate more than sitting at a computer all day doing business stuff. I say it stifles my creativity and it’s just not who I am but you know how that goes. When you own the place it’s what you do!
Any way I happened to mention to hubby that I’d like a much bigger desk in the office and asked if he’d mind moving the dining room/library table into the office. I waited, and waited, and asked again. Well it didn’t happen so I called my bestie and asked her to come help me move the beast.
We’re partners in crime and always up for an adventure so she said sure she’d be right over. I should have just done that in the first place (insert eye roll here)! We tackled the chore and struggled it into the office without incident. Hubby came home that night and asked what the dining table was doing in the office. I said I’m using it as my desk do you not remember me asking you to move it several times? He said it sounded familiar but he wasn’t quite sure. Are you kidding me? I’ve been waiting all this time and you weren’t even paying attention to what I said. Hmm!
I figured as long as the table was out of the dining room it was my time to add an area rug. So for several days there sat an area rug, 4 chairs, and a centerpiece; but no table. I’m getting smarter now mind you and asked two of our employees to gather up the round dining table from the guesthouse and bring it to the cabin. Wow that worked so much better than asking hubby, lol.
The dining room is a spot we NEVER use. I truly regret even adding one when we built. We all use the kitchen island for eating and hubby and I are seldom even on the same schedule so many times I just stand up in the kitchen and grab a quick bite to eat. My plan is to find two comfy chairs maybe upholstered wingbacks to use around the dining table and take the 4 wooden chairs out completely.
I though adding a warm cozy chair may entice me to sit there in the morning while doing my Bible study and enjoy the view looking over our pond and surrounding farmland. If you have any ideas on what kind of comfy chairs would look best leave your thoughts in the comment section below please and don’t forget to click on the thumbnails below.