We’re still getting settled in and unpacked. Eleanor’s room is looking good, and I’m going to assemble August’s new bed today. Everything else is coming together slowly as we come out from under mountains of boxes.
The dining room is one of the more put-together rooms, if only because all we needed to do was to clear out some of those aforementioned boxes and plop the dining room table and chairs into place.
We were never able to use both table leaves before, but the dining room in this house is a few feet larger than our last. I’m not sure if we’ll keep the table set up like this, but it’s nice to know that we can. We would need a couple more side chairs — I tucked the two end chairs in among the rest, but that’s a little weird.
I haven’t done anything with the giant breakfront yet, so don’t judge the styling in the room. It’s non-existent! Lone bird vase on table, big head vases because they need to go somewhere, window unit air conditioner, and boxes in the corners. So pretty.
We also have access to nine vintage Thonet chairs that belonged to Brandon’s grandmother. They were being stored up at the lake house, and we brought four back with us. (Some are sturdier than others.) If we don’t use them in the dining room, we can find places for them elsewhere.
Brandon and I have different approaches to unpacking. I get weird about wanting to put everything away perfectly the first time, and he wants to just get it all out of boxes and worry about the organization later. It’s a good combination though, and we’re making decent progress on getting this place in order.