Thursday, January 27, 2011

blinds and dining room

We are slowly making our mark on our new house.  I wish I had taken pictures of the house when we moved it, but I guess I didn't.  Bryce's room and the dining room are the only rooms we have tackled.  Bryce's room is done, I've just never posted pictures (I'll get on that....someday).  I am excited to say that we just finished replacing all eighteen blinds in the house.  None of the blinds matched before.  Some were pull down shades and some were cheap plastic blinds that didn't even work.  We put in white faux wood blinds throughout and I am really pleased with them!  Now I'm hoping to start replacing light fixtures next. 


I posted this above picture over the summer when I had a lunch with my teacher friends.  This was the in between stage of the dining room makeover.  The bottom half of the walls under the chair rail were a dark navy and the top half were cream.  We primed the walls and took down the ugly sheer window coverings and the hideous black out pull down shades. 


We painted the walls a soft bluish color.  It's hard to see in the pictures, but I just love it.  My friend Beth helped me pick out fabric for the curtains and she has a friend who was able to make them for me.  I just love how they turned out.


The walls were very bare before.


We added a mirror and it really opens up the room.  The lamp is just there for now.  I hope to find a nicer one that actually matches the room.  My Nanny bought us the dining room furniture because we didn't have any since the old house only had an eat in kitchen area.


I'm still looking for a chandelier to replace the very out dated light fixture that we currently have.  I don't like that it is just a globe light fixed to the ceiling.  I want something that hangs a little lower.  I'm still looking for something to hang on the walls beside the mirror and I need decorations for the table and buffet.

2 comments:

Silver Lining Decor said...

Hi Grace! Elizabeth told me today that you had posted pictures of the window treatments on your blog so I thought I'd come check them out :) They look great! And the whole room is really turning out very pretty!
~Rachel
www.silverliningdecor.blogspot.com

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