Time has gotten away from me. It has now been too many weeks since my last post. For those of you who work a full time job in addition to keeping up with blogging, my hat is off to you. That would be like working two full time jobs!
My dining room is pretty close to finished. I have a few accessory items that I'm waiting on but thought I would post some pictures anyway. I purchased a Nikon D3200 SLR camera and I'm trying to learn how to use it. Therefore have patience with my pictures because in manual mode, this is a whole new learning adventure! I'm not happy with them yet but I will keep trying!
There isn't much light that comes into our dining room due to the front porch. Therefore, I painted it a much lighter color compared to before. The upper wall is Benjamin Moore Pale Oak and the lower wall is Benjamin Moore Simply White. It was quite a shock to me after it being a dark red before!
From this view, to the left is our foyer and straight off the dining room is of course, the kitchen. You can see a snippet of the foyer closet door and how I did a faux wood painting on the door which you can read about in this post. I'm very happy with how they turned out!
These silhouette drawings were made by my mom in 1937 when she was 10 years old! They mean so much to me as they were a gift she made for my grandparents. The platter below was a prized possession of hers because it is stamped 1927 which was they year she was born and came from the old Kohler City Store where you could buy ANYTHING! They even had a barrel of false teeth by the check out counter!
I went with a smaller cabinet because our dining room was very cramped with a full size china cabinet. I wanted a feeling that the room was larger and have more space to get around the table and chairs. You can see the hutch cabinet that we repurposed that holds my grandma's Currier and Ives' dishes plus others I've acquired through the years. I had to pair down from the old china cabinet.
In this shot you can better see my liquor cabinet transformation. You can see more about the before and after in this post.
To see where we came from, here is a before picture. What a difference! Of course, I loved it at the time but our styles do change! Let's have another of what it looks like today!
Such a lighter and fresher look. Below is a list of the items and where I purchased them:
Upper Paint: Benjamin Moore - Pale Oak
Lower Paint: Benjamin Moore - Simply White
Chandelier: World Market $210
Dining Chairs: Joss & Main $590
Farmhouse Table: Custom Made $600
Buffalo Check Curtains: $30 Ebay
Liquor Cabinet: Craigslist $40
Candle Sconces: Goodwill $5
Architectural Drawing: DIY custom by us $35
Small Hutch Cabinet: Craigslist $75
Area Rug: JC Penney (many, many years ago)
Candlesticks: Tuesday Morning $11 pair
Large Glass Bottle: Decor Steals $23
Thank you for stopping by to see my new dining room. I just sit in there and enjoy looking around!
Have a blessed day!