I feel like I'm being pessimistic when I say that we are only about 65% finished with our loft remodel. Sure, the permanent wall and bedroom door are up, the floor has been refinished, the concrete sealed and most of the painting has been done but we still have to do the following majorly BIG jobs: Install wallpaper (planned for this Friday). Purchase and install new hallway, bedroom, and dining room lights. Install 3-form movable wall (!!). Order and install custom hallway closet + bench. Re-tile bathroom (!!!). Paint bathroom. Install new shower lights. Install new bathroom mirror. And then redecorate just a little.
Okay. Maybe we're more like only 55% finished with this project.
What I am really excited for, though, is the redecorating. Luckily we have an expert helping us as I feel like I'm a little all over the place when I try to decorate a room by myself. We are in the market for a few things like a new couch and more FLOR carpet tiles for our living room but until a certain two black cats are no longer alive or living here in our loft, we will be keeping our old couch and bare floors as they are a scratching and oftentimes puking nightmare.
What we really need is a dining room table! Since we don't currently have one, on most nights, Lee and I eat dinner on the couch in front of the TV after Alice has gone to sleep. And I'd like to change that! Family dinners are a major priority for me in the upcoming year but, without a table, that's a difficult priority to implement.
So help me pick a table! Since our dining room is small, I'm leaning towards the design of number 3 as the thin metal legs hopefully won't overwhelm the space. But, just my luck, that table doesn't come in the size we need so we might have one custom-made instead. And we've decided to go with a bench for one side of the table for when we have company and then a few stack-able chairs (like these ones!) for us adults.
What do you think? Do you sit down to eat dinner as a family?