Best place in the house. As you can see, we don't have an official dining room but we certainly made it its own space. There may only be four chairs, but that doesn't limit the guests.
We DIY'ed the table and chairs. Before this, there were photos of tattoos taken from tattoo magazines fixed to the tabletop. The table was then painted with a blue and white chevron pattern then squared out with orange paint. My five-year-old asked if we painted Hot Wheels tracks on the table. We didn't, but we told him we did to make his day. The chairs are now in a blue floral print and vinyl. The vinyl because we have kids. Practical and fun.
Yes, that table and vinyl chairs are amazeballs, but it's what's on the walls around 'em that really make this moment kick ass and take names. I love the amazing art on the wall with the stairs — skulls and roses and what looks like a skate or snowboard broken in half and turned into art! Love it.
And on her gallery wall over the table is this:
Lefty scissors purchased from Etsy seller goodbuyannies (old school!) because me, my boyfriend, and our five-year-old are all left-handed. Kids' school photos. Photo of my boyfriend's parents when they were married (featured on Offbeat Bride). Artwork in the corner by our friend Evan. Chunk of skateboard made into a necklace featuring a sticker of Innes (brand made by lead singer of Flogging Molly), necklace made by TakeTwo Skate Shop on Etsy. Signed photo of MxPx. And a piece of word art about love.
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