Chairs /// Table /// Rug /// Bench /// Glass ///
Being renters I never really thought about buying new furniture for our place. I just assumed we would buy furniture after we bought a house because you never know what is going to fit or what style will go with the house. Well, that all changed a few months back when we decided we were not going to buy for awhile. We talked it over with our financial planner and it doesn't really make sense for us to buy now, especially since we don't even know how long we want to stay here. It's such a big commitment and with our travel schedule it would just be a big stress to deal with all the things home owners have to handle. So little by little we are working on making our rental feel more like home. Jacob and I love having our friends over so we decided to start on the living room and dining room. We still have a ways to go because we don't want to just rush and buy everything at one place, and we don't want to buy things that don't have a purpose or wasn't thought out. It has been a fun process so far, I just wish we had more time with it. Right now we are trying to decide on what photos from our travels to enlarge and where we should get this done. I had a lot of suggestions on IG, Arifact Uprising is one we keep hearing about so we might go with that. So far we are loving our dining room table and chairs, we made a rule when we made the purchase that we couldn't eat in the living room anymore but that didn't really take effect until we gave up Hulu and Netflix. Killing that bad habit has been amazing for our house. Conversations at the table with each other and friends is way better than T.V. We are super excited and eagerly waiting for our bench to be delivered so that we can have more people around our table for dinner.
Things on my table /// You know how I said I like things having a purpose or story behind them? Well I'll explain why I picked these things for display, the succulent is from my best friends wedding so it's a reminder of love and commitment, the coral is from our travels, the flower is from Jacob, and the big wooden chip holder from Mexico is a wedding present from a family friend. I don't know if it's a chip holder, I just didn't know what else to call it and we have used it for chips in the past. So that is our dining room set up so far. Still looking into Bar carts, Buffets, and light fixtures. Below are some items I have my eye on.