We are greatly enjoying our newly reorganized dining room. Best of all, I didn't purchase one new thing for the revamp other than the two red dining room chairs.
I repainted an old wooden garden bench white for new seating (I will be making a fabric-covered foam cushion for it soon), brought our old bedroom dressers into the room to hold my fabric and craft supplies, spray-painted or refinished picture frames for artwork, and consolidated and/or donated a bunch of stuff we didn't need to make more room. We can now comfortably work on the computer in this room, or eat a meal at the table, or set up my sewing machine and sew.
There are still tweaks I'd like to make (I still need to sew curtains, etc.) but it's looking much better than it used to and more importantly, is convenient and pleasant to spend time in!