I won’t go through the story again in detail but basically our dining room was red and unused and then it became Drew’s room for a little over a year and recently we have moved the boys together and the dining room is back to its original use. Except now it actually gets used because we opened it into the kitchen more. . . so this is now what i see when standing at my stove or sink..instead of a wall with tiny breakfast table..its so open and more user friendly.
Our Christmas tree is still up but my white tulips (and new lens I am renting for a project) prompted me to take down Christmas in the dining room and do some more photos of the space. It is not 100% finished…we want to do something about the floors..add wood to match other areas of the house, not sure but it will be a while. And i have the original blueprints of our house to frame and hang but all in all, here it is! Again from the kitchen, we built this little desk/butler pantry area to connect the two rooms..more on that project later.
The light is from Pottery Barn, it had a copper top and i painted it…love this light.
The hutch is pine, I painted it Martha’s flagstone from Home Depot. The walls are Behr’s all in one “Graceful Gray.” The wall color in the kitchen and desk area is Sharkey Gray by Martha.
You like my fancy centerpiece?? crayons!
You may notice I can’t decide where to put the red chair, I am contemplating slipping it in white for options. The paint on the little sideboard chest (ok it was once upon a time a desk and then the boys’ changing table) is SLATE by Martha and i love this color!
I waffled over which fabric to use on the windows and settled on the colorful Waggaman from Braemore…purchased at www.housefabric.com.. i did the drapes on the french door end full length, and on the other end (with the short window) i did the shorter..i can see this window from the kitchen sink and it seems more kitcheny and sassy for them to be shorter on that end.. the room really feels casual and an extension of the kitchen so i don’t want it to be too formal and i am loving that it works..the rooms are flowing!
Thanks for looking.
It feels so good to have this sorted out and nearly finished… too have my old table back in its space…it has been a long time coming and i am thankful.