first things first - head over to my dear friend sarah and enter to win a headband from my shoppy shop!
i've been meaning to show you guys our new dining room/living room for quite some time now. for my new friends, you can read about our renovations here and under the 'house project' and 'one room at a time' labels to your right. so when i got gussy's prompt this week and read that it was 'dining room' i knew it was time.
when we bought our home, it did not have a dining room. we realized this needed remedied quickly. we got to knocking out a wall, moving our bedroom, turning our old bedroom into the living room, and our old living room(pic below) in my favorite room in our house. the new dining room.
first let me show you the different views from the different entryways.
we toned down the walls with a soft taupe color. love it's warmth. and added an overhead light.
each of the plates belonged to a grandmother, mom, etc. this is special to me.
table by the front door for key and purse dump.
where i hide bibs and napkins.
i saw these all over pinterest and decided to paint one of my own. it's not perfect but we love it.
i found the table and four white chairs on craiglist for $50. i refinished the top of the table. it was a nasty dark shellac, i was so excited when i saw how pretty it was underneath. i found the two wooden end chairs on big trash day. i'm a dumpster diver :)
i reupholstered the chairs with fabric i found on clearance at IKEA. 4 yards for $14.00. killer.
this picture is super crappy but i am tired and it's now overcast so i will not be taking a better one. this hutch was in my dad's basement forever and i was like, 'if you are giving, i'm taking.' i think i may paint it one day. we shall see.
another pretty holder.