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.