Monday, June 11, 2012

The Dining Room

I thought I would go ahead and show you the dining room - even though it is still very unfinished.  I had originally thought I would paint the dining table and chairs and have the chairs recovered (again) but I knew that would be at the bottom of the priority list since they were not horrible as they are.  Not necessarily the room I had in mind, but I have to say...once I got everything in there, it kind of works.  The whole vibe of the the room is a little darker than the rest of the house, but I think I like the old world vibe the dining room is bringing right now.  In the old house, the dining room was very open to the den and kitchen and so I always had to coordinate all three rooms with the same colors and fabrics.  It dawned on me recently that I don't really have to do that if this room has a little different's ok.

Here is the very bare dining room when we got the house.

You will notice the very ugly light fixture is lying in the floor.  Why?  I have no idea.  It is the same light fixture that I spray painted and hung in the laundry room. 

A little reminder...
Ok, back to the dining room it is!
The wall of trays courtesy of Goodwill and the antique store...

The view from the front door.
I still need blinds in here and I need a solution for the other corner...the one I haven't shown yet.  It's not pretty....but here it is.

Yep, it's the catch all corner for projects I still have yet too VERY vintage 1970's chair that was a steal for $19.99 at Goodwill.  It will be recovered for the office (someday).  And the buffet was also a find at Goodwill for only $29.99.  I plan on painting it and making it my jewelry cabinet to go in my bedroom...that project will be happening very soon.  The problem is..what goes in this corner?  I have no idea.  I am open for suggestions.  I am hoping it will come to me in the middle of the night (that's when my brain comes up with the best ideas) but for now, it holds the hodge podge of things undone. 

I think I am content with the rest of the room for now.  I am sure that as soon as I get the floor laid in the children's rooms and I mark some of the really important items off the to-do list, I will eventually get back to thinking about this room and what I want it to be.  Just not today.