I have an obsession with moving to the country. I need to end it. I get myself completely worked up and stressed out and in the end always decide to stay put. So why do I do it??? Who know.
I have been putting off some major projects around the house lately because I didn’t want to start anything just in case we did decide to move…my stomach hurts just talking about it.
I don’t know why I even think about moving…I love this house!! A realtor came over and walked through it with us and sold us on staying put.
One of the rooms that I love the most is my dining room. It doesn’t always get used for dining purposes, but the space is awesome. We have been in our house eight years and how done some extensive remodeling on our main floor. The house was new when we moved but the layout we found didn’t quite work.
I searched high and low for a picture of the dining room before and this is the only one that I could scrounge up. (Had to scan it to get in on here )
OMG, I am so missing those days. Two little girls with complete bedhead eating their cereal and probably watching cartoons. Okay, my point is, you have to check out the background of this picture.
See the wall that is dividing these two rooms?? There used to be a small room at the front of the house that we used as a tv room…not really sure what it was really for. Then we had a small four seater dining room table in the kitchen. When baby number 3 came along a four seater no longer worked for us.
So the wall came down…a few new windows, a new floor, and a built in went in. Here are the results.
This room is directly connected to the kitchen. It works perfectly to have a large family gatherings or to just have friends over to play cards.
The built- ins work great to display books and my collection of ironstone pitchers. You will always find my dog laying on the window watching the neighborhood.
After I cam home from my trip to Minneapolis I exchanged my old brown curtains with some new lighter curtains from IKEA. I also raised the curtain rod up to almost ceiling level. I love super long curtains but decided to hem these to floor level so they weren’t always looking dirty at the bottom. (My floors are not always clean.)
A few months ago, I replaced a lonely looking, very dark picture with my the Deer art that I made (click here to see how I did it). See that art way over on the right wall…
Now it looks like this.
And, since it is Spring I had to update my table centerpiece. Nothing says Spring like moss and grapevines.
Sometimes when you almost lose something is when you start to appreciate it more. I am not going anywhere anytime soon. I love this dining room and I love this house!
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