Hello again. If you are on a really tight budget, I found some really affordable options to create a lovely dining room without maxing out your credit card.
This dining room has seating for six, with an extendable table that can be compact for 4 chairs or elongated for 6 chairs, and I even managed to have enough left over for 1 piece of artwork and a mirror. The Checklist with all the pricing and links for where to buy each piece is down below.
I can’t believe I was able to do seating for 6 for under $500. I thought maybe I could get 4 chairs, but not 6. But I found these chairs. They’re a phenomenal deal at 2 for $77, and they also come in black or red. Please don’t buy the black or brown chairs. EVERYONE buys the black or brown chairs. Live a little – add color. They’re vinyl, so you don’t have to worry about staining them either. They’re perfect for children.
Here art the art options. I chose these because of how well they matched the colors of the dining chairs. There are countless other art prints to choose from, so if you want to look around for yourself, the link in the Checklist will bring you to the website where you can search thousands of prints.
The artwork options are poster prints that you can put into frames. I put in 6 options that come in either 18 x 24 inches or 24 x 36 inches. I’ve also included links to inexpensive frames for the posters. You can always click an artwork link and search for a different piece of artwork on the website if you’d like. There are countless options to find something that you love, but just make sure you stay with 18 x 24 or 24 x 36 sizes because the frames get expensive for the 24 x 32 sizes.
Let me show you the chair colors.
Let me tell you about the table. It has leaves to extend the table, so you have a couple different table length options. Full disclosure, the description of the table says that it can seat 4 to 8 people. If you look closely at the photos on the website the chairs look very narrow and the people on the long ends are going to be straddling table legs. That’s not comfortable, so let’s just say that the table seats up to six so your guests won’t hate you. The table comes in 3 colors, I’m not sure if the natural wood version is sealed or if you can paint it. You could sand it down and paint it regardless, so that’s an option if you want to customize it. I chose the black version because it matches the chair legs.
If you can imagine the variations in color options…The green chairs with the oak tree art. The blue chairs with the dock art, the palm tree art, or the flower forest art. The white chairs with the dock art, the Paris art, or the face art. Here are a few examples of the chairs matched with the art for you to get a better visual.
The other thing that I wanted to mention is that this dining room will coordinate with the Coastal Living Room Design for $500 by choosing the ocean/beach theme artwork, along with the blue or white chairs. That’s 2 rooms for under $1,000.
All in, if you bought the most expensive artwork with the most expensive frame, your total would be $487, not including any taxes or shipping charges, and you may not have to pay taxes on a few of these, depending on where you live. The website for the chairs offers 15% off if you sign up for emails, so that will help a lot.
The table should fit in the smallest of spaces, but double check the measurements of your space. You’ll want to have room to walk around the table as well, so add 24 inches on each side. Any smaller and it will be cramped.
As always, I will keep the links updated, and if you find a bad link before I do, please leave a gentle comment, and I’ll fix it. When I notice that the prices have changed, I will leave the original price because I want you to know whether to wait for a sale if it’s higher, or buy it right away if it’s lower. You can also leave a comment and let me know if you’d like me to design a specific type of room. I love a challenge, so don’t be shy. Please like and share and comment too. Until next time!
Dining Room Checklist
3. Mirror $20