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Brightening Up the Dining Room

03 October 2011


Brightening Up The Dining Room

I had to clean my house yesterday for company so I thought it would be a great time to take some photos of what work we've done in some more of our downstairs rooms.

Here's the before picture with navy walls and dated wallpaper. The chandelier that we got on Ebay is already installed (after 4 or 5 attempts).


Here is what is looks like now with the icky wallpaper gone and the dark walls and trim brightened up with light paint.


The table was a local Ebay purchase and the chairs came from the church where my dad and grandfather were pastors and where my parents were married.

The china cupboard was from the Pennysaver years ago and the curtains are from a junk shop in New Brighton called Capo's. It's the kind of shop that is cram-jammed with stuff and the guys who work there know exactly where everything is. Love it.





The opposite side of the room. The desk was my husband's grandma's.

This is one of my favorite things in the whole house. We call it our autograph wall and I got the idea from a wedding I attended last summer where they had everyone sign a picture of the new couple. I'd been raking my mind for wall art ideas and when this one came to me. I love the graphic quality of it as well as the happy feeling I get when I see the signatures of those we love. Makes a great conversation piece too.

This is the mantle...which changes frequently, of course.


The following are all pieces bought at junk shops for a few dollars each.




It's not finished yet. But then, no room in my home ever seems 'finished.'

Half the fun of a house is changing it!                          

                                                 
This project was contributed by one of our fabulous readers! We love to share your projects with this great blogging community. So, if you have projects from kitchen renovation ideas to small bathroom remodels, overhauled and repurposed furniture, spray paint updates you name it please send it in! Thanks for reading Remodelaholic!




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5 comments:

At The Picket Fence October 3, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

Love Alison's dining room! So excited to see her featured here. Such a sweetheart and very talented. The transformation is amazing!

Heather

ritajoy October 3, 2011 at 8:24 PM  

I love the new lighter, brighter dining room - so cheerful and welcoming! And, I was delighted to see I have exactly the same dining room chairs! 2 of ours came from a Bible college and 4 (matching) were a gift from friends. Thanks for sharing your room with us.

Debs Dealz October 3, 2011 at 9:25 PM  

Hi there, Debs Dealz stopping in as your newest follower from the Tickled Pink Friday Hop! Please stop over and visit me back and return the follow! Also, we host daily blog hops, stop in and link up to some!

Thanks, Deb
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Revi October 3, 2011 at 11:24 PM  

Your changes are so right! It's amazing what paint and elbow grease can do! Love it - Kudos!
-Revi

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