Potential Fun Fact: When I was 17, I was in a play called The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney. I was, dare I say it, the star (in that I had the largest part). I have no idea if I was any good. Probably? Not?
The (high school) production borrowed my parents' dining table and chairs to use for the set. It was an Eastlake affair that my sister still owns (updated with new knock-off Eiffel chairs that are a HUGE improvement), while the original Eastlake chairs are still living at my old apartment (now my baby brother-in-law's apartment). Oh, high school. EYEROLL.
Here's a peek at what it looked like before we bought the house:
The house was subsequently RE-staged and then the dining room was left looking like this:
Anyway, the dining room was fine. It's not large. About 100 square feet at 10 x 11", opening directly into the living room thanks to a pretty-decent wall-removal renovation done by past owners.
The floors were covered in authentic 1950s Armstrong Resilient Lino. Now, I know this was a very popular flooring and is still desired by a lot of MCM enthusiasts. But it was a greeny-yellow baby barf colour and I sort of hated it. Also, it had a major crack/tear in one area. So what did I do? I tore out the lino by hand.
Rather than make this post super-epic, I'll end it there and post next about the stages of the flooring remodel. Later gators!