Deja Vu right? I am happy to report that the dog bed has been relocated to a more appropriate place. Now, let's see the after ......
The brick is actually the fireplace. It's just to the left. I like the rustic element of the brick so I elected to not put anything on the wall. The table base we bought at Sears of all places. We were able to purchase it without the top (the people at Sears thought we were crazy). The table top and all of the benches were built by my HH (Handy Husband). The chandelier is vintage from Buenos Aires. I bought it at the Urban Market in Houston.
I don't know if you can see it clearly but there are vintage metal heater grates on the front of the benches. These are framed in to make little doors that pull open. The cable box, DVD player and receiver are all hooked up in there.
The centerpiece on this table is an old grocery scale with some of my favorite candle holders on it. The scale is perfectly distressed and really heavy and I like it displayed this way.
This is a different angle if you're sitting at the table looking into the kitchen ( I'll show more on that later....). This has been one of the best things that we've added to this house and it's our "central hub". What do you think? Where do you and your family gather the most in your house?