Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dining Room Redo

I've had a folder on the desktop of my computer for the last couple of months.  It's titled "Before and Afters".  I realized once we started posting pictures of the nursery, I never posted pictures of some of the other rooms we've redone in this house.  We did A LOT of work when we moved in - and looking back at these pictures helps me appreciate all of that.  We still are working on a few rooms/projects before our little guy gets here.  In the meantime - I'll post some of these pics to capture what the house looks like "pre-baby" : )

The "Before" Pics:
That's right, robins egg blue wall color, yellow trim (yes YELLOW) and those lovely sheer curtains... Clearly a before.
See that red carpet?  We got rid of that too - but that will come with the family room before and afters : )
Large built in buffet in the dining room - perfect for all my dishes.  And there are a ton of them!

The "After" Pictures:
Check out this table.  We bought it from an old man the day we were leaving Iowa to move to PA.  I saw a sign on the side of the road - we already had the moving truck... I negotiated him down to $80!  6 foot table with 2 leaves and 4 chairs :)  Ryan recovered the chairs with fabric to match the curtains and chair color.  Someday we'll refinish the chairs, but for now, it works for us.  5th year we've had it and it still works in this house!
The only thing we bought for this room was 1 extra set of blue curtains from target for $30 and the table runner and table cloth from Marshall's for 21.99 total.
This door goes to the side yard of the house.  We don't use it, but needed to put curtains up to make the room look finished.
All the dishes lined up in the cabinets in the buffet.  Here's the sad thing, we have a ton of cupboards in the kitchen and those are FULL too!  Thank you Pfaltzgraff for going out of business right around the time we got married ; )  Those 90% clearance deals couldn't have worked out better!

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