Sunday, January 10, 2016

Dining Room...

We've slowly been chipping away at our dining room to-do list.  Thankfully...it's finally done! 

You can see that the wallpaper was all 80s!  What you can't tell from this picture is that the chair rail....was installed upside down!

 
We removed the chair rail and the wallpaper.  Painted the walls a much richer color and did the trim in an oatmeal color rather than leaving the original wood.  Plantation blinds were a real upgrade from the previous plastic miniblinds.
 
 
 
The change with the greatest impact, at least in my mind, is the light fixture!  The one that was here when we moved in was oh so dated as well as being broken.
 
 
Dan replaced it with a beautiful fixture that fits our style... and works!  :-)
I'm so impressed with how many things that man knows how to do.  Not only did he replace the light fixture, he also replaced the light switch with a dimmer switch!
 
 
 
Please excuse the glare in this picture...it is out of control.  Anyway, the interior wall is really large and after we got it painted it was in desperate need of something.
 
 
We pulled some cigar boxes from my collection and took a road trip to a cigar store to get some more so that we could make this collage on the wall!
 
 
 
Even at it's worst it was one of my favorite rooms... It just has a really relaxing energy.  Now that it's far better looking I can't wait to spend more time in there with friends and family!