Dining Room Dreams

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We have some pretty exciting updates planned for our dining room, and while we're taking it one step at a time, the finished product is going to be worth the wait! I'm really excited to move forward on some of these things, and you know I'll keep you posted every step of the way. 

I haven't shared too many photos or details of the space yet, so let's break it down a bit. This room was carpeted for 20-something years, and about a month ago, the Music Man and I decided to take it out. We cut the carpet and the pad in strips, rolled it up, bound it with duct tape, and carried it out. After removing all of the tacks and staples, we cleaned up the space and primed the sub-floor to seal it with our go-to primer, Behr's Premium Plus All-In-One Primer and Sealer.

We're planning to lay hardwood in this room to create seamless transitions off of the entryway and the kitchen. Though not the best photos, below you can see that the room is situated in the front of the house and has entrances off of two main areas of the home.

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Goodness, that's a rough picture. Sorry! No time to take another, but you get the idea.  Also, don't mind those paper bats hanging in the windows. :) 

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We also gave the walls a fresh coat of paint with Behr's Dolphin Fin and painted the room's woodwork white with Behr's Polar Bear. We used the same process on the woodwork that we used for our kitchen cabinets. I'm really loving the progress so far, and I think when the floors are finished and we get a beautiful area rug down, the room will feel a lot more complete. 

Switching out the light fixture is something else we're working toward once the floors are finished. Because of some of the other changes we've made to the room, like changing the wall color and painting the woodwork white, the fixture seems a little dark. I'd love to find something that jives a little better with our new color pallet. I'm still researching, but I do love the look of rustic white chandeliers like this one, or this one, or maybe even this.  

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One part of the room that I'm loving is the long buffet we have along the back wall. We found those at Target, and they're just bookshelves turned display and storage! We thought they'd be really dramatic side-by-side, so we bought two and loaded 'em up with dining room treasures. 

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On the opposite side of the room, there's a shorter wall with a large oak cabinet filled with glassware and china. So many dishes, and I love it! I have some ideas for this beauty, too, but still some decisions to make. And the pictures on the walls may be swapped with other things we have or amazing steals we find. You never know what HomeGoods might have next week! Ha!

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As you can see, we have quite a bit of work ahead of us, and I'm so looking forward to it all. Wish us luck! :)

xo, all the love.

Ashley DudichComment