My house was built in 2000 and I purchased the property in April of 2005. At 1,300 square feet many of the rooms have to serve double duty. The first room I'd like to show you is the dining room. But before we begins how about some pics from home inspection day? Notice the brass and glass fixture? That was the first thing to go.....
|Empty Room on Inspection Day.|
|Original wall color. Brass fixture replaced.|
|It really wasn't this bright.|
|Marsh Weed paint. Rug updated.|
Next change to the room was finally adding curtains. I loved the look that Sherry from Young House Love had in her first house with the bamboo shades and white curtains. Shamelessly, I copied! Because our houses are in such close proximity to one another in the subdivision I elected to keep the white mini blinds in the windows for privacy reasons. I can simply raise them up behind the bamboo roller shades and tuck the strings behind the curtain when I want the windows clear. The bamboo shades and white curtains all came from Lowe's. The curtain rods are from Wal-Mart.
Here's a pic from last Christmas. Not sure if I'll do the garland over the windows again this year. The small table to the left found a new home on the landing at the top of the stairs with the new picture gallery wall.
So continues the evolution of the dining room. I hope that you have enjoyed seeing the changes in this room over the years. Anyone else gone through this same process? Ever received great hand me downs from an even greater friend? Do share.
All photos property of Honeysuckle on the Vine.