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Was Dining Room Now Living Room

20 December 2010

Was Dining Room Now Living Room
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prepare for the longest post for the smallest room in history...

When we moved into our home this past July this room was the dining room.
But, since I wanted to seat lots of people I switched the dining room to the living room.
Now we have a good size dining room and this little room we call the den.

this room used to look like this

yes, very red.
But with a little time, and even less money it has become one of my favorite rooms in the house.

it's perfect for morning time, when the kids first wake up.
they grab a juice or whatever and head to the den. {it's right next to the kitchen, which you may never see pictures of}

love this little table, which I found in the trash and painted white.
The lamp base was also a trash find, with a shade left over from the previous homeowners {cover in burlap with hot glue}.

I'm currently addicted to these little flowers which I learn how to make from Emily at 
Jones Design Company.

see, teeny

this was the original dining room chandelier.  I spayed it black satin 
{while it was still hung}

shades 99 cents from Lowes with clothesline trim

Armoire from my son's room in our other house.

yes, another trash find {4 of them}

Grocery sign my girls made with sharpie markers
You can see a peek of red wall paper below the sign from before the bead board was installed.
{Painting over wallpaper is a whole 'nother post people}

Brown ticking panels, now living their 3rd round of life in a whole new spot.

Soft seagrass-ish rug I just snagged at IKEA for a steal.
{but for reason of "creative financing" I'm pleading the 5th on the actual cost}

Green shutters I love, and yes, found in the trash.
{I think I might need to start a service where I drive people around on trash days and show them all the good trash spots, right?}

{ L O V E }


Alicia December 20, 2010 at 6:45 PM  

I think that service would be great =). Haha, here in NM we don't have large trash days, you have to take everything to the dump that doesn't fit in the trash bin so I can't find trash like that here...very sad.

Theresa December 20, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

What a great room! Finding things in the trash and then being able to make them so fabulous is a wonderful talent to have, your family is lucky that you possess such a talent! I could totally relate to you spray painting the chandi while it was still hanging, I would have done the same thing, once I get an idea in my head I want it done right now, no waiting for silly things like taking a light fixture down! Merry Christmas! Theresa xoxo

Lisa December 20, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

I'm loving all the natural elements in your room and the black french doors are gorgeous!

Anonymous,  December 20, 2010 at 9:22 PM  

I don't know where to begin. What a great transformation! Love the shutters, drapes, cabinet and chair. Okay, all of it! Nice transformation!


Corn in my Coffee-Pot December 20, 2010 at 10:28 PM  

I recently saw this room when she posted it-- I loved it. So comfy and cozy. I can see why she likes it too.
Any room your kids can gather in while your in the kitchen slaving away is a good room. One I on the cooking and one eye on the kiddos. Perfect!

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 December 20, 2010 at 11:14 PM  

Beautiful! I love the colors that were used and I especially love the burlap covered lampshade.

autumn December 21, 2010 at 1:50 AM  

loved this post! so inspiring to turn trash and bargains into a functional, beautiful room.

Bree Flake February 4, 2011 at 6:52 PM  

you are amazing! Seriously I just stumbled upon your blog and am so glad I did! Please take me trash shopping with you some day!

kirwin February 14, 2011 at 8:57 AM  

This den is beautiful. Everything about it is warm and cozy, without giving up style.

What paint color & make is on the walls? (please share!!)

Russell + Krista June 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM  

I love your room! I actually found it by googling "dining room becomes living room". We have the same exact setup for our dining room. What an encouragement you are! I love your little chair with the flowers. Is that a slip cover?

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