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Room Redo

In early December, I posted a photo of my dining room and sort of complained that it was a waste of space for us. We have lived in this house for 7 years and I can count on one hand the number of times we have actually used it. So without breaking the bank, we are repurposing that room. It is more of a do it yourself kind of project, except I am not the one “doing”, my sister had done the majority of it. She is extremely talented with home design and refinishing. She started a new business where she repurposes and refinishes furniture/cabinets. So basically, the only thing we needed for this project is paint and my sister:)
She tackled the furniture and we did the walls.

The room is not quite finished yet, but in the end it is going to be a workspace/studio. The table is going to become a desk. When I take the leaf out, it becomes a square and we are going to push it up against the wall. The glass doors on the hutch are being replaced with tin that my sister painted(you can see it in the photo above). It is really coming together beautifully and the light in combination with all of the white makes the space so bright and cheery!! I have been snapping iPhone photos as we go. You can see the before in the upper right. Goodbye black furniture and green walls. We went back and forth on the wall color and as much as a nice soft color would have been pretty, I decided to go all white for photography purposes and for some reason, the white in the one photo of the chair looks different than the other pics. It is all the same, must have been the way the light was hitting it. Once my canvases and accents go into the room, there will be more color in there.

With any luck, this project will be all finished up and the room will be complete within a week.
The girls and I are anxious to get in there. I promised them a corner for their arts and crafts and a special board to display their favorite paintings and creations!!! I am also thinking the teepee might find a new home in one of the corners of this room!! A cozy little reading space for two:) I will bring out the big camera and take everyone on a little tour once it is done.

One last piece of news before I go. . .
a certain 16 year old, just received his learners permit.
He went to the DMV this week and passed the test on the first try.
I will be riding shotgun with Rosary in hand(just kidding).
It is so surreal to see Nick behind the wheel, gosh time sure does fly.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Stay safe out there and keep warm.

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  • Tiffany - The room looks great and congrats to Nick! Have a great weekend.


  • Dina Lettre - I love it Lisa!ReplyCancel

  • Tamar SB - Love it! Enjoy using it!ReplyCancel

  • Heather{Our Life In a Click} - It’s looking beautiful! Can’t wait to see more! Those early driving days are the scariest! My husband was much better at it than I was!ReplyCancel

  • Martha Berry - it’s looking great.ReplyCancel

  • Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. - It can be so fun to envision a space & then see it come to life. I can’t wait to see the final.

    I hear you on the driving- as you know my Nik will be also turning 16 the same week. How on earth can that be possible?ReplyCancel

  • Shasta - I can’t wait to see it finished Lisa! I know it will be fabulous, because you don’t anything that isn’t well….fabulous! Good luck with the driver, Ty has his learners as well and he is one SCARY driver! He doesn’t drive fast or reckless, he drives like he is 99 years old and they are just as bad as the reckless ones! ….oi….

  • tiarastantrums - it is coming along lovely. Have fun driving passenger!ReplyCancel

  • 3 Peanuts - Congrats to Nick! You are brave. I was always too nervous to drive with Will when he was learning. Dave did all the teaching! Will is like the commenter above’s son…very slow and cautious but I agree with her sometimes they are just as scary. Plus they just make poor choices when beginning like sudden lane changes or not thinking ahead enough to plan their route out. He will do great. When WIll got his car, I was sooooo nervous every time he drove away. I am much better now but it is stressful.

    The re-do looks great. So light and pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Southern Gal - That looks fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • (◔‿◔) - Very beautiful room. Thanks for sharing, for hosting this nice project and happy weekend, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblogReplyCancel

  • Jboo - Wow — love this re-do! Wish your sister lived closer -I’d have some jobs for her! Happy weekend! Be careful riding along!

  • carolinagirl - Everything is looking wonderful! I love how much it has brightened the room up already! I cannot wait to see the final product!ReplyCancel

  • Mimi - Look forward to the “tour”, and I love the idea of the tepee as a reading corner!

    Congrats to Nick!
    Our 17 y/o is also a L driver, you have to be 17 here to start. I couldn’t go with him…too nervous. Just as well Hubby is brave! Not that he does anything terrible, but I always think he will! then he lost the licence card, and we had to jump through hoops to get another, which has now resulted in a huge delay in lessons, and test! Anyway, he’ll get there eventually.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy LifenReflection - It’s going to be a great space!ReplyCancel

  • Tish OConnor - the room is looking awesome!!! i know you are going to have so many amazing photos from this space!!! congrats to nick!! its such an exciting time!! i’ll be in the same boat this summer!! eeek!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jodee - I can’t wait to see this room all day!

    Way to go, Nick. That is sooo exciting!

    Hope you have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Kardos - Yeah for Nick!!! The new room looks amazing. I love how your sister sanded down to the wood through the black paint.ReplyCancel

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