First off, it has been snowing like crazy all afternoon and I am so excited!
It is so beautiful :)
And I don't have anywhere to go today so I can enjoy it without having to worry about driving on it!
Anyways, I mentioned last post that I would be sharing my dining room with you soon.
I have some great before-before shots (photos of the dining room when we bought it)
But I can't find any before photos (photos of the dining room after we painted it but before the tornado)
There is still a lot of things that need to be done in this room.
Most of all a new table and chairs.
And a whole lot of other stuff since it is kind of empty right now.
But here it is:
We got this table for next to nothing at a garage sale and I was planning on painting the legs on the
bench white to match the rest of the table, but I never got around to it. :) Whoops!
But I very much dislike the color of the wood on the table with the color of the floor
and I would just paint the table, but I don't even really like it, so....
New table it is! (of course we must first find said table)
I am thinking of either a large round or square table. Big enough to seat eight.
I think round and square tables are so much better for conversation.
And it would work better in our dining room too.
And now for some before photos of when we first bought the house.
(The former owner was still living here at the time of the photos)
Notice the lovely peach wall color and the not at all outdated trim.
When we first moved in, we painted all of the walls and trim a pretty shade of white.
We also planned on taking out the carpet and replacing the floors, but had not yet got around to it.
Don't even get me started on that pink!
The closet there was an awkward coat closet that was almost too tiny to put any coats in
and the cabinets next to it was the pantry.
If you remember, way back in June Adam and I ripped out the pantry and closet and turned it into
an actual working pantry. (Click here for that post)
You can see part of the pantry here, and if you notice above it we made the top part into storage space
instead of an awkward nook.
I am not planning on leaving it open like it is now, but I have the perfect old doors in mind that I
want to use, but I need to find first!
Do you see that picture by our Barn Light Electric light?
I just got it this weekend at IKEA and I am pretty smitten with it. :)
Anyways, if you notice in the before shots, the walls used to be paneling.
After I painted them white, I really loved the look, but after the tornado we had the option of
doing the paneling again or drywalling, and I knew if we were planning on reselling that
drywalling would be the smarter option.
We also removed the wood burning stove from the corner since we knew we would never use it
and we replaced all of the windows.
Which also meant we lost the cool triangle windows on each side
of the room up at the top because of there horrible energy loss :(
Lastly, my favorite part of the remodeled room:
My beautiful reclaimed wood floors!
These were a bit of a splurge, but Adam and I were very blessed with the insurance coverage for the
house after the tornado so we thought we might as well go with these.
I LOVE them!! :)
So that is the current state of our dining room, but there is so much more to do!
Like I said we are on the look out for our new table and chairs,
I have an exciting idea for the far empty corner,
and another project for one of the side walls you can't really see in these photos.
So stay tuned, and I would love any ideas for this room!