Hello there, strangers!
So sorry for my MIA tendencies, especially around this time of year. I have less than one month until graduation, and between my school schedule, my internship, working full time, and being out of town for two weekends in a row, I have not had a single second of downtime to update the blog!
I wanted to share with you some of the updates going on in the house right now, particularly in the dining room. Since I last posted about our dining room, we have installed laminate flooring, and made a few other minor changes!
This is what my dining room looked like BEFORE:
and (semi) AFTER, when I thought I was finished:
(find that post here)
But now, just to keep you in the loop (and to keep myself in check!), I will be posting about the
endless small list of things that we still need to do in this space. Here is the dining room NOW:
We installed the flooring, but we still need to install quarter round in this room. Remember the great deal for the area rug? Well, we bought a larger jute rug for the living room, and moved this one in here. I like it much better in this space.
I'm still in love with the $25 Dining Room table makeover, but I am looking for two upholstered arm chairs to put at either end of the table.
I'm keeping the miss-matched china for now, because I'm still diggin' it.
Nothing screams "SPRIIIIING!" more to me than feminine flowers and milk glass (and yes, that is exactly how I hear it in my head).
Remember this lamp makeover from waaaay back when?! I moved it down here from the guest bedroom. I'd still like to find two matching lamps to flank each side of the buffett.
Can't go wrong with a stack of books and a bird!
The DIY tissue paper flowers made their way back into the dining room. Those suckers get around, if you know what I'm sayin'...
My DIY painting is also staying in the room...for now (wink).
I also bought some cabinet hardware at Hobby Lobby when it was 50% off. I believe these knobs ended up being $1.50 a piece, and I like them much more than the original ones.
I also added some chandelier crystals on a whim (about three months ago) and haven't taken them down since. They need to be tied with clear thread, but I'm still not sure what I think about them. My plan is to add enough paint and other crap to this builder's grade brass chandelier until my husband gets sick of it and buys me a new one (I can has?)
DINING ROOM TO-DO LIST:
hang picture molding under chair rail
frame out window with molding
install quarter round
find new curtains (gray/ patterned?)
arm chairs for table
art for both sides of window
two new lamps
and much, much more, I'm sure...
So how do you like the changes so far? Have you thought that you were finished with a project, only to expound upon your to-do list?
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