I love dining rooms. Maybe it’s the table-scapes. Or no; it’s the chandeliers. Yes, definitely the chandeliers. Or maybe it’s just that I love a room that is put together and that mostly stays put together because it’s not used on a daily basis. That is why I love dining rooms.
Since we moved into our farmhouse not quite 2 months ago, I believe I’ve changed my dining room table-scape somewhere between 5-7 times. It’s a little hobby of mine, you could say. I’ve been known to put the boys to bed then tip-toe my PiggyToes down the steps and change the table decor. It’s what I do when I have too much to do and don’t know what direction to go in. I set and decorate the table.
Come in! Welcome to our Dining Room!
This was our dining room when we purchased our home.
- Removal of two layers of wall-paper (It took a lot of ‘DIF’ Gel)
- Open the entrance doorway (which was 4 layers of brick)
- Install new hardwood floors (9″ heart pine from Lumber Liquidators)
- Craft and install new trim and baseboards (Check out the ‘how-to’ post here)
- Remove asbestos in fireplace
- Paint (Sherwin Williams: Repose Grey)
- Install chandelier! (my fav! part)
Roman got his hands in this room first and started tearing down the wall-paper!
Opening the entrance to the dining room.
Adding needed support for the entrance.
New entrance with Brian’s hand-crafted trim.
New plaster on ceilings and walls such as this wall above the fire-place. The mud is in the drying stage.
Painted ceiling after plaster work.
After painting the walls and laying new hardwood floors, here, Brian is sanding them to get ready to stain.
Stain, in drying stage.
After Brian and his dad stained the floors, the quarter round was installed and Brian and I painted it, then we MOVED IN!!! Time to set up home…
And if you are anything like me, here are the details that us detail oriented ladies love ; )
Where you can find the items in these photos:
- Plates: Willow House
- Wooden Chargers and Bowls: Pottery Barn
- Utensils: Kate Spade
- Stemware: Willow House
- Candlesticks: Target
- Silver Wine Holder: Wilton Armetale
- Glass and Cake Plate: The Gifted
- Chandelier: You can purchase almost an identical one at Restoration Hardware
- Table Linens: Pottery Barn
Thank You for visiting our dining room space! Please ‘PIN’ any photo to your Pinterest Boards and come back soon because I have more table-scape ideas up my sleeve! ; )
Thank You, Roseanne Martin Photography for capturing all of my hubby’s hard handy work in this space and for making my decor look even better through your lens’! Thank You to P. Theis for the ‘Before’ Photos; I am grateful to have them for this project!