Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New House: The Afterish Dining Room

     When I last I left you, you were staring at our boring brown box of a dining room.  Since then, I’ve managed to steal away time for a few pictures and a mostly completed look.  Just to remind you, this is where we started…

Dining Room

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This is taken from the opposite angle, but I think it gives the best view of what we’re working with.  Also it’s the least blurry and yellow.  I am hopeless with a camera.  Flash, no flash, lights on, lights off, windows open, windows shut…doesn’t matter.  My pictures are always yellow and slightly crooked.

     I realized when taking these pictures how empty it still looks in here, but there are plans in place.  Those plans just don’t include me spending all the dollars to get some more furniture.  I’m kind of looking for chairs…but kind of not in a hurry.

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The church pew was the first piece of furniture we bought for this room, and it may be my favorite piece in the house.

     We stumbled upon the pew at a local antique store and snapped it up.  I have been wanting one for such a long time, and they can be really hard to find and really expensive.  The table came from another local antique/junk store and I love that it’s dinged up without being “distressed.”  The light fixture came from my grandmother’s shed, where it had been my whole life…waiting on me.

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The valance matches one we put in the kitchen and is made of foam board!  The armoire had a former life as an ugly television cabinet until it was painted and antiqued by a family friend.  Now it houses our files, printer, and computers.

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     The platter is lettered with one of my favorite hymns – Come Thou Fount.  This room is by no means finished.  We’re still planning on redoing floors at some point, and I would love to get matching upholstered chairs for either end of the table and a bench for the front.  I say it every time, but I really like how this room turned out.  I use it more than I thought I would when we first moved, and once we have a little more seating, I think we’ll get even more use out of it.  It’s a nice light balance to the living room, but the accents really complement each other.

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