Here is the dining area (yes in the basement) The former owners use the one bedroom, and we had to walk through our living room to the rear bedroom to get to the dining area. The steps to the basemetn are right off of hte kitchen so now it is closer.
I finished this piece myself. It used to be "cherry" so I sanded it down, primered it, and spray painted it black. Then changed out the hardware.
My china is on my grandmother's stand on the left. ON the wall is the plate DH and I made on our honeymoon. And glasses from the winery we visited there.