Monday, April 16, 2012

The Dining Room

I've been meaning to show you guys the updates to our dining room for a while now but the room was kind of over-run with random items that had no other place to go. After sorting through all the nonsense I was left with a nice blank slate that has come a long way yet still needs quite a few finishing touches.

Right after move-in back in late July the room looked like this with tons of unpacking left to do and walls that were half painted:

About a month after that the room calmed down just a tad, the painting was finished, but things were still very unfinished:

Around Christmastime the floors were finally finished, some decor was up to make things cozy, but the old white chairs were still in need of replacements.

Now eight months in to the new house, here's how the dining room looks today:

You can see where our "entry way" is in relation to the dining room. Once you walk in the front door you step immediately into the dining room.

Here you can see the doorless coat closet (soon to be remedied, fingers-crossed) and our staircase.

And the view from the kitchen.

So there ya have it. The curtains were made in the same fashion as our living room curtains (yes, that means they're sheets) and are just a shade darker which helps tie the two rooms together without being totally matchy-matchy. As you can see our walls are still totally blank so some artwork is definitely in order. We'd also like to replace the chandelier (not really our style) and figure out what to do with the far wall. I'm thinking I'd like to find a bar cart so I brought up an old kitchen cart we've had for a while and tried it out to see if I would like it.

I like the idea of something there but the shape and color aren't working for me. I think when we get a new chandelier I'll nix the standing lamp and have two table lamps beside the far window. Sound good to you? Either way I'll continue to keep my eyes peeled for some great deals.

(So after I typed this all up and scheduled it to post today I saw that Thrifty Decor Chick was hosting a dining room link-up party-- what are the odds? So head on over there if you wanna see even more dining room goodness.)

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