I love my dining room/entry way. It is probably the least used room in our home, maybe next to the rarely used guest room. But it is the first room that greets you as you enter our home, and so I have been slowly transforming it into the room that I want it to be. It still has a long way to go (hence why I called this post "Then and Now" instead of "Before and After"), but I am pleased with the direction we are headed and I think after some added mouldings and maybe a paint color change, I can call it DONE!
First, lets take a look back at what the room looked like before we moved in...
|Beautiful, site finished floors were a big selling feature. And the color is neutral. But the curtains were very 90s chic (and dusty! Blah!) and the big, brass chandler had.to.go.|
|This was the only picture I had of the entryway before we moved in. But as you can see, the window above the door was covered in yet another dusty 90s relic.|
|This was the entry way as it looked last summer, shortly after we moved in. The side table was too narrow and short. It just wasn't right for the space. Sadly, it had to go. I hated that because I loved the color!|
|Our TV armoire from the old house now serves as a bar/drink station in our new house, and it has worked AWESOME!|
|Still one of my favorite pieces. But it looked a little sad over here in the corner all alone.|
|One last look...|
|Here is the dining room now, looking in from the kitchen entrance.|
|Looking into the dining room, from the living room entrance. I added the sconces to each side of the mirror, and I think it looks much more in scale.|
|The dresser I painted (Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue) goes perfectly here. I knew I wanted to use a dresser to have more storage for serving dishes, and it was really hard finding one that wasn't too long. But I think it was worth the wait!|
|I love the inside of the door painted. And it is so much brighter in here without the shade over the top window.|
|I dressed this corner up with a lamp (FREE- Stolen from my aunt's goodwill pile- thank you Aunt Paula!) and a few fun accessories. You can see the curtains have been changed too...|
|This is the best picture I got of the curtains- sorry. But I just love the fabric (from Hancock's). It is a tan on white large floral print with blue birds here and there. I love that it perfectly coordinates with the rug without being too "matchy."|
|One last look.|
So that is my dining room as it is now. I really want to add some mouldings and do a little painting this summer. We will see what the hubs says. Probably the same thing he says about all of the projects I undertake: "I don't know why you're asking me. You are going to do it anyway..." Oh, he knows me so well! HAHA!