Dining Room Refresh With Article

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*This post was made possible by the generous support of Article, and features gifted product for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

I’m sitting here smiling from ear to ear as I type up this first sentence of today’s blog post because I can finally share our updated dining room! I know it might seem like these room reveals take just a minute or two for me to pull off and share, but, really, this post is the culmination of months of diligent coordination and creativity.

First, there’s the dream of a new design. Then, there’s cooperation with the wonderful brands with whom I team up to make it happen (this time being the lovely team at Article!). In short, today’s blog post is the result of lots of hard work by more than just myself, and I hope, I hope, I hope you love how it turned out as much as I do. Keep scrolling for the whole story, and don’t miss the YouTube video walking tour of the space that’s embedded at the end of this post!

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Mid-Century Dining Room Tour | Dream Green DIY + @Article #NoshChair #ConanTable #LeniaSideboard #ourArticle #ad

RESOURCES: Conan Dining Table | Nosh Dining Chairs | Lenia Sideboard | Art is via Figure Form, Artfully Walls, and Desenio | Fan (similar) | Carpet | Placemats are old from Target | Curtains | Wallpaper | Lamps, glassware, and tray all vintage

As I said, the ideation always comes first in any of these types of room revamps, and our dining room makeover was no different. I’ll be honest, the catalyst for this makeover was a happenstance message from a sweet local follower on Instagram. As I understand it, she’s a single mom and a first-time homebuyer and she just happened to message me asking if I was interested in selling our vintage dining room set. I actually hadn’t been planning to sell our antique pieces, but something in my gut told me that this was the right thing to do. She needed this beautiful set of furniture more than we did, and I wanted to help get her collection started because it was clear that she appreciated what we had.

So, I ultimately ended up selling her both the mid-century table and our set of vintage chairs (at a steal, of course). John and I ate off of TV dinner trays for weeks before our new set of furniture came, but it was more than worth it knowing that our old set had gone to such a deserving and appreciative young family.

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Anyway, right after I received that random inquiry, I decided to start dreaming of something new. We had had the same mid-century set of dining furniture for a while, and you know I love change. So, I was excited to think about the possibility of something new and different. The very first brand that came to mind during my creative ideation phase was Article.

We’ve worked with Article on two other occasions, to include a pair of their amazing sectional sofas, and an occasional chair (full glowing review here). We have loved every single thing we’ve gotten from them, and I know so many friends on other blogs and social channels who are big, big fans. In short, this is a furniture brand that I have learned to always trust, so it was the first place I reached out to while planning our new dining room. Happily, they saw the value in my vision, and just a few short weeks after that first re-introductory email, our new dining furniture arrived at our doorstep.

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Mid-Century Dining Room Tour | Dream Green DIY + @Article #NoshChair #ConanTable #LeniaSideboard #ourArticle #ad

In case you’re just meeting Article for the first time, they offer incredible furniture at an even even more incredible price point. As a fairly inpatient person, I appreciate that in-stock items deliver fast, with estimated times on each product page. But even more than that, John and I are both entrepreneurs. We have followed our hearts rather than the drive for tons of money in our careers, which means that our home décor budget is tight.

Yes, in full disclosure, the furniture you see pictured in today’s post was generously gifted in exchange for our heartfelt review and the work that goes into producing this type of free content for you, but I would never, ever showcase furniture that was outside of our realistic budget. Article’s furniture is built to last, and comes at a price point that fits a smaller budget, like ours. The best news of all is that shipping is also realistically affordable. Article offers (contactless!) delivery almost anywhere in the USA and Canada for a flat-rate of $49, and orders over $999 ship free.

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Mid-Century Dining Room Tour | Dream Green DIY + @Article #NoshChair #ConanTable #LeniaSideboard #ourArticle #ad

You might have seen pictured in the initial mood board that I sent to Article that we pitched the idea of combining their Conan Dining Table with Nosh Dining Chairs (in that stunning mid-century-inspired Rosehip Orange and Walnut colorway), and we dreamed of finishing the look with their Lenia Sideboard.

As I said, a few weeks later, the furniture was delivered to our carport, and then it took maybe an hour to unbox and assemble anything (you can definitely do it if you have very basic assembly experience). I can’t even tell you how much joy it brought us to go from TV trays to a fine dining setup! We were in heaven and breathed the deepest sigh of relief to finally have our dream dining room furniture in place.

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Mid-Century Dining Room Tour | Dream Green DIY + @Article #NoshChair #ConanTable #LeniaSideboard #ourArticle #ad

The Lenia Sideboard has been lots of fun to fill the with our prized possession of secondhand antique drink ware, and I’ve gotta say…those soft-close drawers have been extra luxurious to enjoy on a daily basis as I grab extra candles and napkins to top our new Conan Dining Table with. As you’ll see in my new YouTube video below, our cats are especially big fans of their new upholstered Nosh Dining Chairs. Tonks sleeps on these chairs all throughout the night, and we can’t get enough of the plush texture ourselves throughout breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Click “Play” on that video above to see all the details of our newly revamped dining room in close-up, and to get the full DIY tutorial for the hanging planter basket that I put together on a whim as the final touch for our mid-century space. This room has felt so fulfilling to create, and it might just be my favorite project of 2022. I hope you enjoy seeing it come together, and that it inspires you to consider a room makeover for this second half of the year. What Article furniture would you pick for your space? Let me know in the comments!

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Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

I have a particularly bad habit of purchasing cool vintage finds without having a specific place in mind for them. It’s not a great trait to have, but it has at least served me well as a means to fill our home with some pretty incredible secondhand scores.

This methodology also forces me to get extremely creative with my furniture rearranging and placement. With just a little bit of trial and error, I can almost always find a way to squeeze some new vintage table I randomly found into a corner of our house, or find a spot for old art, ceramics, trays, etc. Whatever type of secondhand item it may be, it’s all but guaranteed that I will find a place for it.

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Take this vintage side table as an example. I found it at Stuarts Draft Antique Mall for $75, and even though I didn’t have a spot for it, I just couldn’t say no to the amazing pink marble tabletop. The elaborate gold base wasn’t my style, but the marble was in excellent shape, so I decided to snag it with the intent to build a whole new base for it.

Lucky for me, I didn’t have to do any work at all to detach it from the ugly gold base. The marble was just sitting right on top of it, so all I had to do was lift the two pieces apart. I managed to pass the gold base along to someone else through Facebook Marketplace (I think I “sold” it for free, or maybe asked just $20 for it—I can’t remember), and then I turned my attention to the marble.

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

As the photos above and below give away, I ended up being able to steal inspiration from the original base by setting my “new” marble top right on a table we already had! Shortly after lifting the marble off of its old gold base, I happened to turn my head to see our existing Lane Furniture side table in the living room.

The lightbulb went off in my head, and I immediately started considering the idea of using the marble as a new top for the Lane piece. Could I just set it right on top like it had been laid on the old gold base? After measuring both the Lane table and my marble top, I found out that the marble was just a couple of inches larger than the wood table, so it was going to work!

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

I set the marble on top of the wooden table, stepped back, and couldn’t believe my luck. The pink marble instantly updated our old wood table and we love how the rust tones in the marble pick up on the cherry finish of the Lane piece. I was expecting to have to spend a hundred bucks or so on materials to build a new base for the marble, but this décor hack saved me all that trouble and expense. I love how it turned out, and I hope you do, too.

Vintage Pink Marble Side Table Makeover

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