Show us where you live Friday - "Dining Room" Edition


"Show us where you live Friday - Dining Room Edition"
Hosted by Kelly over at   Kelly's Korner 

This is the 4th week of the great "tour of homes"  -  Last week it was so cool looking at everyone's guest rooms.  Thank you for the wonderful comments on our not so conventional guest room.  We love the space and put a lot of planning into it.

This week we are going to tour "Dining" Rooms and while I have a beautiful space that is designed for that purpose it's not being used for dining.

I do have a dream of what the space will look like in 10 years (if I'm lucky) but for right now it is being used by the smallest members of our family.  Honestly, when we viewed the home for the first time this is exactly what I envisioned for it so it fits perfectly.

It is ideally situated right off the kitchen and just across the hall from my office so it was perfect for a playroom.  It has big bright windows and lots of space.  It's fun being in the space and the kids love it.

Here is what my dream dining room will look like in a few years...


But for now this is what it looks like and I'm perfectly fine with that .  :}


The area for the hutch fits the IKEA Expedia bookcase perfectly !  As well, I picked up the little chair from there and it's great for the kids to snuggle into while reading books.


A view from the kitchen.  I just picked up a remnant from one of the carpet stores for the floor.  We have tried those foam tiles but they are a pain to keep clean underneath.


Laila's little kitchen and chairs/table.  

I picked up the kitchen last Christmas at Costco !  I knew she was a little young but I loved the fact that it was all wood.  She does play with it a lot now.


I have set up another area for them to sit and read in front of the windows.

The last time I went to IKEA (seriously most everything came from there) I snagged some great inexpensive picture frames in primary colors that we have placed throughout the room.  We still need to hang a few of the larger ones but really there isn't much else left to do.

Thanks for having a peek! 
If you want to see more great dining rooms stop by Kelly's Korner !

27 comments:

Caroline said...

I love the little pink chair.

Heather said...

I love that you did something similar as me, showing how it really looks!! I can't wait for mine to update too!! Good use of space for your family for the time being, I should do the same!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh I so want that bookcase - I KNEW it would hold a lot of stuff!!

His Doorkeeper said...

I love your reading room for your child! Very important to instill the love of reading. We didn't have a formal dining room when Kelly was little and she did fine!

Love your room!Blessings!

Todd and Courtney said...

I love your dining room. I am in need of a playroom and probably should have done that to ours. It's so functional and a great idea to use the space that way!

Watts Family said...

That is a great room!! Have a great weekend.

Many Blessings,

Amanda

lagirl said...

Your room makes me smile and remember when my kids were young and I had a room that looked just like yours.

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

Great use of space! I would love an area like that in our home! Your kids are only little for such a short time, enjoy it! Thanks for sharing!

Angry Julie Monday said...

I think it's a perfect dining room.

Creekmore's said...

It must be great to have all of that storage!!

TriciaNae said...

Love that you have a space you really use!!

Pamela said...

Nice to see other livable dining rooms out there!

Jenn said...

At least you use your dining room! :)

Frugal Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my dining room. I think that is a great use for your family. It is so important to have a good place for the kids to play especially being a SAHM!

The Portman Family said...

What a great use of the space! And when you finally get your dining room it will be beautiful! :)

Brittany and Charlie said...

Looks like a great space. Prob by far more used area than what most ppl do with there dining room! I love the red table!

annalee said...

oooh, i'm so tempted to convert ours into a playroom now! LOVE IT!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

What an inviting place for the kiddos! I even took a peek at your guest room from last week~just gorgeous!

Thanks for the tour(s)!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Kelly said...

Very practical! Love the bookshelf!

TB said...

Oh, I love it just the way it is. They are only little once!!! You might as well let them play!!

Stephanie said...

I love your dining room...play room. I am sure you use that much more than a dining room anyway.

BTW - Thanks for stopping by my blog!

carolinagirl said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Angie said...

Practical and cute!

Kristine said...

looks like a great place for a picnic!

Kristine

April said...

I love the fancy pink dining set :)
I actually like the way it looksnow the best :)

Ross said...

I am very much impressed by your blog, you can find more Dining Room Sets that suites your budget.

Lipe Family said...

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that your game room/dining room inspired me to finally convert our formal living room - I just got home from IKEA and can't wait to corral all of our toys into one place!