Today I’m sharing one of my new favorite rooms in our house, our dining room, thanks to the affordable and chic furniture we recently purchased on Wayfair.


Before dining room pic


Dining room pic

I’ve been looking to update our dining room ever since Bobby bought the house almost two years ago! We originally didn’t have any dining room furniture until Bobby was able to take a workbench from work to serve as our dining room table.  I didn’t like it at all because it was so low to the ground, I couldn’t even cross my legs under the table. It was very uncomfortable!  We also took a small coffee cart from his parent’s basement, but it had almost no storage or counter space.  I wanted a space where we could have dinner in a comfortable space that had a classic, yet “homey” feel.

I have to be honest and tell you that I’ve always loved Pottery Barn’s dining room sets, but found them to be super expensive! We were in need of a new dining room table, but had a budget that Pottery Barn couldn’t fit into.  That’s when I looked at Wayfair and I’m so glad I did!  I browsed their site for hours trying to find the perfect dining room table. I knew I wanted something with a rustic, but classic feel, rectangular, made of wood, and with cushioned seats.  I stumbled upon the Newberry 7 piece dining table set by Alphine Furniture, which seemed to be exactly what I had in mind.  I was a bit nervous to order a dining room set online without seeing it in person first, but after reading the reviews I felt reassured that it was beautiful in person and made of quality wood.  I also purchased the matching Newberry sideboard. (Wayfair must have sold out of this product because it’s no longer available.  I linked the furniture to a similar site, Hayneedle, that is selling this dining room set currently.)

My nerves quickly absolved when the furniture arrived!  I couldn’t believe I bought this from Wayfair because it truly resembles a Pottery Barn dining room table (My friend, Heather, even asked if it was from Pottery Barn when she first saw it).

The table is very sturdy (doesn’t shake at all) and made from quality wood.  The chairs almost look like they are made from a burlap material, which gives them a farmhouse chic feel!  I also love the bench!  It gives the room a more casual atmosphere, which is just up my alley!

Dining rm table

My favorite piece is probably the sideboard!  It has so much storage space for our serving trays, crockpot, food processor, cookbooks, kitchen towels, and Keurig/coffee accessories.


I know it looks like you can really see everything stored in the sideboard, but in person you truly can’t.  The mesh is pretty dark, but you could always add wicker baskets to the inside to hide the storage even more.

The table, sideboard, chairs, and bench were delivered to the room of our choice and assembled without an extra charge!  That’s a score in my book because it saved Bobby and I so much time (and money)!

My only “complains” are the wood is more of a dark brown/black stain than grey as the description states and the chairs feel a little “hard”.  Nonetheless, they truly are comfortable to sit in and I think they will give a little with each use.  I’ve also gotten used to the darker stain of the wood and I love it now!

Here is a list of other item’s we bought for the dining room with links to the direct website:

The dining room has quickly become my go to room when I want to work on the computer, especially my blog!  I love sitting at the table, spreading out, and drinking a nice cup of coffee from my Keurig!  I can’t wait to host a family dinner here now that we actually have a real dining room table instead of a work bench!

PS: We took these pictures a while ago when I still had our winter decorations up! I currently have a really cute glass bottle vase centerpiece with with faux flowers from Kirkland’s that I am in love with!

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