Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dining Room...BEFORE

I thought I'd take a moment to showcase the one room in the house that we have really made significant changes to at this point.  I would show the "after" pictures, but we have had a few issues changing out the lighting...and it still isn't finished.  So I'll wait to do an official shot after we get that done.

Here we have the dining room...

All in all, I love the room...well, the bones of the room.  The moldings, wainscoting, craftsman-style windows + transoms, arched doorway, etc. really fit my fancy.  However, as you can see in the picture above, the red walls were quite an issue with our furniture.  Our red server sits along the wall...totally clashing, while our red leather parsons chairs (wondering where they were in this picture?  maybe I had pulled them out to prepare for painting?) were also stirring up trouble at each end of the table.  Enough said, the red HAD to go, sooner rather than later.

We went with a really neat putty/grayish color on the walls I'll tell you all about, and it went a long way to making the room feel much less traditional and much more us.  We also knew we needed to make a lighting change.  Not that the light was altogether bad, it just didn't really work with our decor.  We might have chosen a light fixture that we already knew worked with our stuff...but you will have to wait and see!

We brought our old chipper curtains from the last house into this room (we needed 4 panels--I had 4 panels), as well, and I officially love them even more than I did in the last house.  If ever there is a room to go crazy with pattern is the dining room.  You can quote me on that. :)

As you can see, a neat room that just needed a few minor updates.  Can't wait to show you the finished product!

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