I know my dining room redux has nothing whatsoever to do with gardening, even tangentially. But bear with me–it’s the most exciting thing that’s happened to me in months (aside from our wonderful vacation to Zihuatanejo, of course).
I’m saving the living room photos for another post. . . it’s not QUITE done. SOOOOO close. But not quite. I hope you can handle the anticipation.
These pictures aren’t really quite start to finish–for some reason, I didn’t actually take a picture of the dining room until we’d started working on it. But I can’t imagine anyone really cares that much anyway, so here goes!
So this is the dining room with most of the furniture and the rug removed–that’s my wonderful, handsome husband, Trevor, spackling all the holes and cracks. (No, he rarely actually lets me take a picture of him from the front–he’s sort of camera shy. So you’ll have to take my word for it that he’s handsome.)
Yes, we had originally painted the wood floor–because when we first moved in and we pulled the carpeting off, the floor was covered with carpet glue. We couldn’t afford to re-do the hardwood, but since we were turning a bedroom-off-the-living-room into a dining room, I really didn’t want the carpet there. So we painted. And, yes, I stenciled flowers around the outside. . . it was the early 90s, give me a break.
So, at this point, we decided to at least paint the floor a color that blends a bit better with the hardwood of the living room. And we used a bit of restraint when putting things back on the walls–only one thing per wall. (It’s really too bad I don’t have a “before” picture with everything up on the walls. I’ve never been good with restraint, let’s just put it that way.)
I love the way it turned out–we were recently given that beautiful old mirror (a gift from Trevor’s dad), and it’s amazing how much better the corner hutch looks now that it’s been cleaned for the first time since we originally filled it.
I’m hoping to finish up the rest of the living room tonight. . . as always, I’ll keep you posted.